The Syngenta trainees met Dr. Jauhar Ali for Hybrid rice discussion at the IRRI HQ. They had discussions on good quality seed production and informed them on HRDC and two, line hybrid seed production.
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LOS BAÑOS, Philippines—One of India’s leading vegetable seed producers is expanding its products to include hybrid rice. The company recently joined the Hybrid Rice Development Consortium (HRDC) that promotes innovation and access to new germplasm and information on...
Rice sufficiency may not be a far-fetched dream for the Philippines after all, if the country modernizes its agricultural sector. IRRI is working with the Philippine Department of Agriculture to help the country produce enough rice for millions of Filipinos. Hybrid rice is reportedly one crucial component of the plan.
By 2020, the Philippines could be self-sufficient in rice. But with shrinking lands, climate change, and other challenges, the plan to be self-sufficient by 2020 can only be fulfilled by using modern agricultural strategies like hybrid rice. Learn more about IRRI’s work on hybrid rice.
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