Yuan Longping (1930–2021)

Yuan Longping (1930–2021)

Crop scientist whose high-yield hybrid rice fed billions. Chinese children recite a Tang dynasty poem that credits the farmer’s sweat and toil for the rice on their plates. They should also acknowledge crop scientist Yuan Longping, the ‘father of hybrid rice’, the...
BRRI dhan75 shows hope of early cultivation of robi crops

BRRI dhan75 shows hope of early cultivation of robi crops

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) is going to introduce the BRRI dhan75, which is a short-duration and early maturity variety of Aman rice, in the market. The variety is expected to create scope of timely cultivation of rabi crops such as wheat, lentil,...
Yuan Longping: Simple life, great legacy

Yuan Longping: Simple life, great legacy

The Father of Hybrid Rice, who passed away on May 22 this year, left behind a massive legacy of innovation to combat global food crisis The world knows him as the Father of Hybrid Rice. His invention revolutionized the global hunger landscape in an era when an...
DA eyes bigger rice production in 2021

DA eyes bigger rice production in 2021

Author: DA Communications Group | 11 January 2021 The Department of Agriculture (DA) aims to further improve the country’s rice productivity and adequacy levels this year, boosted by the combined outcomes of government interventions and continued strong partnerships...
DA projects 1.62 MMT additional rice production in 2021

DA projects 1.62 MMT additional rice production in 2021

SECURE. Agriculture Undersecretary and chief-of-staff Cheryl Caballero shared in Friday’s (Jan. 29) virtual briefer that the DA has secured 1.62 million metric tons of rice for 2021 which is valued at PHP24.26 billion. The official said these were through...