We need to act now to ensure global food security and reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

An example of the effects of climate-resilient rice. Although rice grows well in standing water, most varieties will die if they’re submerged for more than 3 days—and the IPCC predicts that floods will increase as the climate changes. On the left is the old rice variety known as Swarna while on the right is the newer rice variety Swarna-Sub1 developed by marker-assisted breeding by Dave Mackill at the International Rice Research Institute. The farmers are showing recovery of the two respective varieties after two weeks of flooding in their fields. Photo credit Gene Hettel, International Rice Research Institute.

We need to act now to ensure global food security and reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions


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