Rice - CIAT
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    About Rice

    Through continued improvement in rice varieties and crop management, CIAT and its partners are helping position the Latin America and Caribbean region to play a crucial role in meeting rising global demand for the world’s number one staple food crop.
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    Rice Projects

    See the names of CIAT projects, together with brief descriptions, in particular research areas and regions of the developing world.
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  • Rice Research Programs

    Rice in CGIAR Research Programs

    CIAT is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. CGIAR advances major research programs, which focus the work of the Consortium’s 15 member centers on key development aims. CIAT’s rice research contributes importantly to this global program.
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    Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR)

    CIAT’s rice research contributes importantly to the Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR). This is a voluntary consortium of more than 30 public and private sector organizations in 17 countries, dedicated to developing new technology for sustainable rice production. Members shape FLAR’s research agenda and provide funds for the development of technologies that satisfy shared demands.
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    CIAT Blog

    CIAT develops more resilient and productive varieties of cassava and common bean, together with tropical forages for livestock. We also help improve rice production in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Science to Cultivate Change

Colombian-Japanese project offers an opportunity to strengthen Colombia´s rice sector

A group of researchers recently visited the town of Yosano in Japan to find out first-hand from Japanese rice growers about a new approach to rice agronomy that makes irrigated production more environmentally friendly, requiring less water and fewer applications of nutrients, such as nitrogen.>
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More tools for Colombian rice producers to face climate challenges by 2030

When talking about agriculture, year 2030 is closer than it seems, especially when rice production is at risk in a country such as Colombia, where only in 2014, 1,758,739 tons were harvested and per-capita consumption reached 39.62 kg a year. Among the effects associated with climate change, there is changing rainfall>
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IRRI, AfricaRice and CIAT strengthen their alliance in rice research

Matthew Morell, Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Harold Roy-Macauley, Director General of AfricaRice, and Ruben Echeverría, Director General of CIAT, met from May 19 to 24 at CIAT headquarters in Palmira, Colombia.>
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Water harvesting: CIAT-FLAR project receives high honor

A joint CIAT-FLAR initiative that has allowed farmers in Nicaragua to grow a bumper crop during dry seasons has been recognized for its exceptional innovation by FONTAGRO.>
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