Dr. Fabrizio Bresciani, Regional Economist, IFAD-Asia and the Pacific Region, speaks to the participants of the 15th Review, Planning and Steering Committee Meeting of CURE.
Dr. Fabrizio Bresciani, Regional Economist, IFAD-Asia and the Pacific Region, speaks to the participants of the 15th Review, Planning and Steering Committee Meeting of CURE.

On 24-26 May 2016, the Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environments conducted its yearly RPSCM on The Bellevue Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines. 

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Posted by CURE on 20 May 2016, Updated 27 May 2016

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Climate-smart rice technologies to boost Philippine rice production



Cultivating climate-smart rice varieties in unfavorable environments could boost local rice production, says Edilberto de Luna, Philippine agriculture assistant secretary for operations (photo left). De Luna said this during a meeting with rice department heads and scientists from 10 Asian countries on rainfed rice farming areas that often experience low productivity, poverty, and hunger.

The discussion took part during the 15th Annual Steering Committee Meeting of the Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environments (CURE), 24-26 May, held at The Bellevue Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), CURE, a “network of networks,” focuses on rice farming systems where low and unstable yields are common and extensive poverty and food security prevail.
Climate-smart rice can withstand the ill effects of drought, flooding, and salinity that pose great threats to rainfed rice areas.

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Posted by CURE on 27 May 2016.

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