The Hybrid Rice Development Consortium (HRDC) promotes innovation and access to new germplasm and information on hybrid rice technology. We are a membership-based organization that helps other organizations collaborate in the research and production of hybrid rice varieties.
Across the rice-producing world, there are well-recognized “yield gaps”—the difference between how much rice a system can potentially produce and the actual amount a farmer produces. Hybrid rice varieties are a key technology that can help close that gap, improving yield and profitability.
HRDC aims to
Support research on the development of elite parent and hybrid rice lines that are up to market standards
Provide up-to-date information on hybrid rice performance and develop best management practices through research and performance trials on hybrid rice
Share information with stakeholders and build capacity for hybrid rice specialists