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IRRI Releases July-September Edition of Rice Today

July 2010: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has released the July-September edition of Rice Today, which includes an article on the impacts of variable climate on rice crops in California.

The article notes that the rains that ended the recent four-year drought have reduced yields because they came at an unusual time. The article highlights the potential for plant breeders to help farmers adapt to a changing climate. Another article on a "Marshall Plan" for capacity building in Africa underscores the need for targeted technological options to help African farmers adapt to climate change. IRRI is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). [Rice Today]