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In a greenhouse at the Antsirabe Field Centre of the National Centre for Applied Research in Rural Development (FOFIFA), breeders sprout potential new cold-tolerant varieties to test in the coming cold season. The international research center AfricaRice has joined the effort to introduce locally adapted lines that include parents from other cold regions. Most rice is acutely sensitive to variations in temperature during the phase when grain is formed: if it is too hot or too cold, the plant produces fewer grains. The aim of this research is to breed Malagasy rice that yields better when colder conditions hit the highlands.
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Expert Consultation Group Meeting

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Crop Wild Relatives: The Nexus of Conservation and Agriculture

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Does Australia hold the key to food security?

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New Video: On Collecting and Capacity Building

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The Cows Come Home

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Newsletter: Forages for the Future, Issue 2

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A Game of Two Halves

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A Conversation with Simran Sethi

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A farmer plows the land with oxen at the Agustina Farm in Morales, Cauca. A drought fueled by the El Niño phenomenon in 2015 forced farmers to delay planting cassava in Cauca, leaving fields bare far into the growing season. As such disruptions become more frequent under climate change, farmers will need more cassava varieties that are both drought tolerant and fast-growing enough to plant whenever the rain arrives.
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The International Agrobiodiversity Congress, 6-9 November 2016 – New Delhi, India

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