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Unknown to most Filipino plant pathologist Dr. Benito Vergara contributed significantly on rice research, particularly on studies on deep water rice, flood-tolerant rice, and cold-resistant rice, varieties which are valuable to increased rice production. He also focused on the physiology of rice plant flowering, and developed rapid generation methods for rice.

Sustainable Agriculture: Punjab’s search for a less water-guzzling, yet high-yielding paddy | The Indian Express

A new variety maturing within 125 days, yet yielding nearly as much as those now grown over 135-160 days, could provide the ultimate solution to Punjab’s woes stemming from farming of water-guzzling paddy.  

PR 126 Rice Variety is a Boon for Punjab | PunjabNews24

With the approval of the State Variety Approval Committee (SVAC) during Kharif 2016, the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) distributed around 200 quintals seed of PR 126 for its’ large scale evaluation by different stakeholders, said Dr G.S. Mangat, Incharge Rice Section, PAU.

 

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Opening the doors to food security through genomics | IRRI News

The development of Green Super Rice, a new breed of stable, climate-smart, high-yielding varieties, opens up the potential of understanding and using genomics of agroecosystems in responding to the increasingly complex challenges the agricultural sector is facing today.

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IRRI, the Chinese Academy for Agricultural Sciences, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation team up to develop rice varieties for a Greener Revolution | IRRI News

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) together with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) collaborates through funding and research efforts to develop Green Super Rice (GSR), a new breed of rice varieties that perform well in the toughest conditions.

Seeds of change | RiceToday

With the right tools, ordinary people can be extraordinary agents of change.

Green Super Rice is Now Trending in India | In4net.com

Popularly known GSR (Green Super Rice) is actually a big trendsetter in world countries before five years. Now, this super rice is trending in India. In recent years, due to climate changes India is suffering hugely in the rice cultivation so India is looking for a The GSR is a multi-stress variety resistant to abiotic stresses, such as drought, salinity, alkalinity, and iron toxicity. It can also grow under saline and drought-prone environments. In addition, it has high and stable yields despite lesser input requirement. Not only that, the super rice can offer a maximum yield of 4.4 t/ha, matures in 107 days after sowing.

Rc480 stands out among new rice varieties | Panay news

Friday, March 3, 2017 – THE National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) recently approved 25 new varieties developed by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippine-Sino Center for Center for Agricultural Technology, Syngenta, and LongPing Philippines.

The UN FAO AgriBiotech Symposium: Partnerships For Climate Resilience

The UN FAO Symposium for Agricultural Biotechnologies included several panels focused on how agricultural biotechnologies are building resilience to climate change across the crop, forestry and livestock sectors. Read on.

Breeding for tough times ahead

Earlier this year, farmers in the province of Laguna, in the Philippines, participated in a variety selection trial of GSR. Throughout history, humanity has always struggled with the specter of hunger caused by human-made or natural disruptions in the food supply. Read on.

Green Super Rice Phase 2 highlights achievements in Africa

Green Super Rice (GSR) Phase 2 project highlighted its achievements for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) during a workshop in Uganda. One of these was the release of Okile (GSR I0057=ZGY1) variety in Uganda. Read on.

When Super Rice outsmarts Super Amang

In broad-daylight January 2015, the weather was stunningly fine, the air was soothingly fresh, and the mountains exuded a breath-taking sight as he was transplanting his delicate, young rice seedlings on his field. Read on.

Ini Kelebihan Green Super Rice | Citra Indonesia.com

JAKARTA, CITRAINDONESIA.COM- Green Super Rice (GSR) Inpari 42 Agritan dan Inpari 43 Agritan merupakan varietas yang tahan air, ramah lingkungan, tahan terhadap serangan hama wereng dan mempunyai produktivitas yang sangat tinggi.

Multi-stress tolerant Green Super Rice in the Philippines. Cost benefit analysis based on field testing of some lines of Green Super Rice | TECA-FAO

This technology describes the testing of multi-stress tolerant Green Super Rice (GSR) varieties in the Philippines. The benefits and constraints compared to local varieties are shown in a cost-benefit analysis.

Poverty prevalent in North Cotabato – UNA | Manila Bulletin

The Vice President Jejomar Binay-led United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) yesterday called hogwash the claim of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala that there is low poverty incidence in North Cotabato.

PhilRice, Irri to craft PHL rice-farming plan | Business Mirror

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it would bank on the inputs of the International Rice Research Institute (Irri) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in crafting a national rice farming program.

Super Green Rice Farming Yielding Profits In Rabi Season | Krishna | Annapurna | TV5 News

(MENAFN – Gulf Times) Bicolano farmers have developed ‘climate-smart farming practices to attain food sufficiency even with year-round natural calamities, Department of Agriculture Regional (DA) Director Elene delos Santos in Bicol told Manila Times recently.

Super Green Rice Farming Yielding Profits In Rabi Season | Krishna | Annapurna | TV5 News

আবিষ্কার হল নতুন জাতের ধান || Green Super Rice | প্রতি বিঘায় ফলন হবে ৪৫ মন

Indonesia introduces two new varieties of paddy seeds | The Jakarta Post

The Agriculture Ministry launched on Monday two new varieties of paddy seeds — Inpari 42 Agritan GSR and Inpari 43 Agritan GSR — that it claimed were suitable to plant in any weather and more resistant to planthopper infestations.

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/532683/Bicolano-farmers-rated-best-in-extreme-climate-ada | Gulf Times

Bicolano farmers have developed “climate-smart” farming practices to attain food sufficiency even with year-round natural calamities, Department of Agriculture Regional (DA) Director Elene delos Santos in Bicol told Manila Times recently.

Feature: Super rice, among others, released for commercial use | Philippine Information Agency

LOS BANOS, LAGUNA, Feb. 5 – The National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) has recently approved 25 new varieties developed by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Philippine-Sino Center for Center for Agricultural Technology (PhilSCAT), Syngenta, and LongPing Philippines.

IRRI-GSR head gives talk at UPLB on breeding tolerant rice varieties

Jauhar Ali, senior scientist at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), made a presentation on Green Super Rice (GSR) at the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) Crop Science Cluster Special Seminar. Read on.

New rice seed promises high yields, income

New rice varieties that will enable growing of the crop with less pesticides, less fertilizers and less water have showed yields of 20-30 times more than traditional ones under trials on farmers’ fields. Read on.

AGRI TRENDS: Green super rice: Answer to looming food crisis?

After almost two decades of testing and implementation around the world, the “Green Super Rice” is starting to have a dramatic effect on crop yields. In the Philippines, more than 5,000 hectares are being planted and some 90,000 tons of rice are expected to be harvested.
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Cagayan farmers get drought-resistant rice variety

Farmers in Cagayan Valley are adopting a drought-resistant rice variety recommended to them by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to combat the effects of the long dry spell that has resulted in the loss of more than P2 billion worth of crops in the region. Read on.

Greener rice

Fears of food shortages following the rice crisis in 2007 and 2008 have prompted a dramatic shift in global trade and in economic and food security policies. Nations have put more focus now on agriculture—a situation somewhat reminiscent of the events that led to the Green Revolution. Read on.

Mentan Luncurkan Dua Varietas Baru Padi Green Super Rice | Tempo.co

TEMPO.COJakarta – Menteri Pertanian (Mentan) Amran Sulaiman meluncurkan dua varietas baru padi Green Super Rice (GSR), yakni Inpari 42 Agritan GSR dan Inpari 43 Agritan GSR.

Green Super Rice project monitoring, evaluation, and learning workshop held in Bangladesh

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Agricultural Learning and Impacts Network (ALINe) jointly organized the Green Super Rice (GSR) project monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) workshop on 8-10 September 2015 at BRAC Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Read on.

Rice variety proves toughness vs climate impacts in 2 Bicol towns

Green Super Rice (GSR) lines introduced by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Bicol are proving its toughness against the challenges of climate change to the production of the staple grain in the region. Read on.

Green Super Rice Project training course held in Bangladesh

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) jointly organized a crop management training course on Green Super Rice (GSR) for researchers and extension agents in Gazipur, Bangladesh on 6-7 September 2015. Read on.

Rice against the tide

A new breed of rice is helping Filipino farmers in Bohol cope with seawater encroaching on their paddies. But in the race against climate change impacts such as rising sea levels, will rice scientists be able to stay one step ahead of the game? Read on.

Green Super Rice to focus on upscaling and reaching resource-poor farmers

The Green Super Rice (GSR) project will be completing its second phase on 31 December 2015. The completion workshop for project partners in Asia was held on 21-23 November at the Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR) in Hyderabad, India. Read on.