Interviewing Dr Meah in IRRI office

Nafees Meah I Working towards healthy diets

Fortification of staple crops especially with iron and zinc offers an interim solution. In the longer term people need to adopt wholesome eating habits. G’nY. In your view, what challenge does climate uncertainty pose to food production? According to the 2019 report on World Population Prospects by the United Nations, global population will grow from […]

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A Rice Gene to Tackle Floods and Feed Families

Orissa has long been held hostage to extreme weather. A State Government’s document, ‘Status of Agriculture in Orissa’ (July 2008), records that over 48 years – from 1961 to 2008 – this eastern coastal State has had to grapple with floods 21 times, drought 15 times, and has faced 5 cyclones. Moreover, for the first […]

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