In an effort to create more productive and disease-resistant strains of rice, Chinese researchers have created a gene 'map' that will eventually allow not only comparisons between

India won a major trade victory recently when the statutory Trademark Administrative Committee in Greece rejected the trademarks filed by a US company Rice Tec Inc on rice varieties claimed to be

The demand for rice is constantly rising in Bangladesh with nearly 2.3 million people being added every year to its burgeoning population of 120 million. Bangladesh faces production constraints like

genetic studies at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (ccmb) in Hyderabad has thrown up interesting results on the rice plant. One finding says that the 'leaf blight' might not have come

The first hybrid rice variety developed in India has taken farmers by storm

Nothing more than a vote catcher, Andhra Pradesh s cheap rice scheme has resulted in an ecological disaster in its drought prone areas

An American company appropriates the name 'basmati' as its own, and the contentious issue of patents and protection comes to the fore once again

The shortage of fertilisers is proving to be a major cause for the current peasant unrest in Bangladesh. Farmers, unable to grow the region's main rice crop this season, demonstrated before the

With the creation of a new variety of rice plant which is resistant to bacterial leaf blight, genetic engineering has once again made one of its most effective imprints in agriculture. The transformed species could put an end to the devastation

A new and healthier version of rice promises to produce and provide more for Asia's teeming millions