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Breeding better Brazilian rice


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Outside Asia, no country produces as much rice as does Brazil. It is the ninth largest rice producer in the world. Average annual yields are close to 15 million tons.Rice production in Brazil is a multi-billion dollar industry. It employs hundreds of thousands of people, directly and indirectly.Given the importance of rice farming in Brazil, researchers are working to develop improved rice varieties.“We are looking for rice varieties that satisfy farmers, the industry, and consumers,” says researcher Ariano Martins de Magalhães Jr.

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