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October 9th, 2015 / AllAfrica

thumb.aspxGenome sequences of more than 3,000 rice varieties have been placed with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) by IRRI, the world’s leading rice research institute, in a move to set up a global data exchange system for crop genetic resources. Having genetic information on rice open to all is a major step in securing food security for future generations. Read more