Local rice proves to be adaptable to different environments

03/25/2013 | SciDev.net

Local "farmer rice" varieties from Asia and Africa may be hardy enough to adapt to different environmental conditions, according to research from West Africa. Local rice had been long believed to be unable to withstand new environments, being only good enough for local consumption. "These varieties should be incorporated together with improved varieties in dissemination projects to protect farmers' food security," said study author Béla Teeken.

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