International rice researchers visit Meghalaya

IBN Live (Feb. 24, 2012) | A team of experts from the Philippine-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) visited state’s rice growing areas to improve its production and there by up-scaling farmers’ income. “The visit is part of a mapping exercise of rice growing areas with the objective of increasing productivity by several times, ideally under organic conditions,” Julian A Lapitan, IRRI senior research fellow, said.