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Photo of the Day: Better Rice For 20 Million Farmers

September 10, 2012

A worker ties gunny sacks filled with rice loaded on a tractor-trolley at the Ladwa grain market. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its partners are developing heartier new varieties of rice that can withstand drought, flood, cold, and toxic minerals such as salt and iron. By 2017, they are expected to benefit 20 million farmers in Asia and Africa. (Haryana, India, 2009)

Stronger rice varieties for twenty million farmers

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