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Rice Today Vol. 12, No. 2

Rice Today Vol. 12, No. 2

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The birds of IRRI
Giving women a voice
Rice diplomacy in South Asia
Uganda: blazing a trail of success
Politics and monsoon affect the rice market
The birds of IRRI
Giving women a voice
Rice diplomacy in South Asia
Uganda: blazing a trail of success
Politics and monsoon affect the rice market

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International Rice Research InstituteApril-June 2013, Vol. 12, No. 2
Giving women a voiceRice diplomacy in South AsiaUganda: blazing a trail o successPolitics and monsoon afect the rice market
The birds of IRRI
ISSN 1655-5422
 
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Rice Today
 
 April-June 2013
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contents
Vol. 12, No. 2
EDITORIAL ................................................................4NEWS .........................................................................5RICE TODAY AROUND THE WORLD ........................9WHAT’S COOKING? ................................................10
Masaladosa:AtraditionalsouthernIndiandish
A SECOND LIFE FOR RICE HUSK ...........................12
Awasteby-productoarminghasbecomeagoldmineonewproducts
THE PIPELINE GROWS STRONGER .......................14
IRRIoverhaulsitsbreedingagenda
UGANDA: BLAZING A TRAIL TO RICE SUCCESS ..16
FoodsecurityinUgandaimprovedbecauseoitsgrowingriceproduction
GHANA CELEBRATES RICE ....................................18
Ghanashowstheimportanceoitsgrowingricesector
A HUMAN-EYE VIEW OF BIRDS .............................20DON’T SCARE AWAY THE BIRDS! ..........................24
Notallbirdsareenemiesoricearmers
GIVING WOMEN A VOICE ......................................27
PromotinggenderequalityandempoweringwomenarmersinSouthAsia
WOMEN IN MOTION ...............................................30MAPS .......................................................................32
Thewhenandwhereorice
RICE FABLES............................................................34
Themonkwhoatenorice
RICE DIPLOMACY IN SOUTH ASIA ........................36
Ricescienceisbuildingbridgesacrosspoliticalborders
A SHOCK WAVE FROM GLOBAL CEREAL PRICESPIKES? ...............................................................38
Globalpricehikesoastapleoodcanaectpricesinthelocalmarket
RICE FACTS ..............................................................40
Bothpoliticsandmonsoonscanaectthericemarket
GRAIN OF TRUTH ...................................................42
Thericesectorneedsasurvivalstrategy
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Rice Today
 
 April-June 2013
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