Wednesday, January 8, 2014

IRRI scientist puts climate-smart rice on the spotlight at enhancing rice productivity seminar

Uma Shanker Singh, IRRI scientist and south asia regional coordinator of the Stress Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) project, took part in a seminar about enhancing rice productivity at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology in India on 30 December 2013.

Dr. Singh delivered a lecture on enhancing stability in rice productivity in South Asia through climate resilient rice variety. He said the project has remained momentous in increasing the production of rice both in India and South Asia. He also discussed the challenges, like flood and drought, which affect the production of rice. Dr. Singh stressed the importance of developing rice production in the country and varieties resistant to weather and climate changes.

"By way of using advanced technology, the production of rice can be increased manifold which can end the existing shortage of food in the world," he said.

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