Author: Dr Peter L Mitchell

Developments in Rice Research: Visions and Pragmatism

Dr Peter L Mitchell,
Dr John E Sheehy
Summary Rice research concerns the development of new products, concepts and technologies to improve the yield and quali- ty of rice in ways that do not damage the environment. Over the next 40 years, the predicted 2.2 billion (32%) increase in the number of human beings on the planet threatens the ability of agricultural technologies to produce suf- ficient food to meet the demand. Billions of people eat rice every day and it is the main source of energy and protein for hundreds of …