New method yields more rice with less water: Oxfam

Outlet: Reuters

October 20, 2010

Rice farmers could boost their yields by 50 percent with a new method that uses less water Oxfam America said on Wednesday as climate change and drought threaten the staple crop.
Growing rice — considered the major calorie source for about half the world’s population — is water-intensive, accounting for as much as one-third of the planet’s annual freshwater use, said Oxfam, a development group…

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