Contributions of modern rice varieties to nutrition in Asia

Flinn, J.C. and Unnevehr, J.L. (1985) Contributions of modern rice varieties to nutrition in Asia. Working Paper. IRRI, Manila, Philippines .

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Rice in the dominant food in countries with the most undernourished people. It also provides the main source of income and employment for millions of small farmers and rural landless workers Increased rice yield improve nutrition by increasing food availabililty and producer incomes. IRRI research addresses nutrition through focusing on resource-poor farmers in nonirrigated environment enhancing protein content through shorter duration varieties and better fertilizer management, improving grain quality and consumer acceptance testing rice digestibility reducing seasonality of supply in rice-based cropping systems and reducing postharvest losses in drying. The release of modern rice varieties and complementary investments in fertilizer and irrigation have increased food supply and led to declining real rice prices in several Asian countries Technological change in rice has also increased the income fo farm operators and landless laborers. These changes in income and prices should mean improved purchasing power for the malnourished

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rice, varieties, Diet, Asia, RP3322
Author Affiliation: International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 08:53
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2014 08:53

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