The Rice Breeding Platform will innovate, develop, and apply modern breeding strategies, tools and technologies to increase rice yield, climate resilience, and enable access to modern breeding technologies for world’s rice varietal development programs through knowledge sharing and capacity development.
Outcome Themes related to this platform
Key Research Areas
Breeding for marginal environments
Developing rice varieties resilient and adaptive to biotic and abiotic stresses for non-ideal rice growing areas.
Breeding for favorable environments
Optimizing rice varieties and cropping systems for intensive rice-growing areas.
Studying rice measurable phenotypes that depend on the cumulative actions of many genes and the environment.
Seed and delivery systems, and germplasm evaluation
Continuous improvement of systems for evaluation and delivery of rice seeds of new varieties to farmers.
Host plant resistance
Discovering and applying the resistance of rice plants to various environmental stresses.