Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Israeli breeding firm partners with IRRI

Kaiima Bio-Agritech, an Israel-based seed and breeding technology company, and IRRI have announced their partnership to develop new rice varieties. 

The partnership combines IRRI and Kaiima’s expertise in breeding and technology for the development of high-yielding rice hybrids and breeding lines. Through it, the two parties aim to breed new rice varieties with significantly more biomass and higher grain yield while maintaining a high level of important quality parameters.

”We are delighted to partner with IRRI, a world leading organization in rice breeding," said Doron Gal, CEO of Kaiima. "Applying Kaiima technology to IRRI’s elite genetic material can create a breakthrough in the yield and climatic adaptability of this key global crop."

"The newly developed varieties will allow us to improve yield stability for rice farmers in a sustainable manner and help address food security for years to come," Dr. Gal added.

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