Tuesday, March 18, 2014

India: Work on stress-tolerant rice features in local fair

The work of the Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) project were highlighted in a national agriculture fair organized by the Indian Ministry of Agriculture and attended by more than half a million farmers.

The fair, locally called “Krishi Vasant,” was opened by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. The work of IRRI through the STRASA project—stress-tolerant rice varieties for various affected areas in India—was showcased.

The five-day fair was held at the Central Cotton Research Institute in Nagpur in February.

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