IR77713 and IR79511

Farmers in Burundi will soon sow the seeds of hard work and international cooperation with the release of two new rice varieties set to boost rice production and meet the rapidly growing demand for rice in Burundi.

Farmers and agricultural stakeholders chose the two rice varieties bred by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), called IR77713 and IR79511, over the country’s locally grown varieties – V14, V18, Watt, and Rukaramu – because they produce more rice and taste and look better. Continue reading

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