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Regional seed cooperation speeds up release of rice varieties

posted Mar 15, 2015, 4:53 PM by   [ updated Mar 15, 2015, 4:57 PM ]
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines - An unprecedented regional seed cooperation agreement, involving India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, is speeding up the release and dissemination of rice varieties to benefit farmers in the region. The agreement is a result of discussions among officials of the three countries, convened by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) through the Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) project. (This article was published in January 2015)