Double Cropping Hybrid Rice Demo Plot in Xingning, Guangdong Province, Reportedly Tops 1.5 MTs per Mu

Yuan Longping, known as the father of hybrid Chinese rice, has set a new world record by achieving an annual yield of 1,537.78 kilograms of rice per mu (0.067 hectare) [~23 MTs per ha] in pilot field in Xingning, South China’s Guangdong Province, the local authorities announced on Saturday [19 November 2016]…Full Article: The Global

China Establishes Qingdao Sea Rice Center to Develop to New Strains of Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice

China’s “father of hybrid rice” is planning to expand its production of sea-rice at a newly founded research center in Qingdao, a port city in the eastern province of Shandong, local sources said Saturday. Within three years, the sea-rice research and development center, headed by scientist Yuan Longping, is expected to expand the yield of

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture Proposes Adopting Three Rice Varieties, including a Chinese Rice Variety, as the National Standard

An agency under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has introduced a proposal to adopt three rice varieties as the standard for Vietnam-grown rice, causing an uproar as critics voiced concern over the options. On Thursday [8 September 2016], the agency in charge of agro-forestry, seafood, and salt production held a conference to solicit

The Philippines Steps in to Import Rice from Myanmar as Chinese Demand Recedes

The Philippines has offered to buy rice from Myanmar through a government-to-government channel, following the fall of rice prices in Myanmar as Chinese demand slows, according to media reports. The recent depreciation of the yuan has weakened the competitiveness of Myanmar’s rice in the Chinese market, decreasing demand for Myanmar rice in China… July 2016