IRRI Calls For A More Environmentally Friendly Approach In Raising Crops

The Philippine based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) was instrumental in the launching of the 1970s ‘Green Revolution’ which helped millions of Asians achieve self sufficiency in rice, Asia’s staple crop.

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Climate Change Has Caused “Miracle Rice” Yield To Decline

A study conducted by the Manila based Institute showed that the yield of the IR8 rice variety also known as “miracle rice” had dropped to 7 tons per hectare from yields of 9.5 to 10.5 tons per hectare when it was first introduced.

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