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‘Father of hybrid rice’ Yuan Longping dies at 91

Changsha, China | XINHUA | Chinese scientist Yuan Longping, renowned for developing the first hybrid rice strain that relieved countless people of hunger, died of organ failure at 91 on Saturday. The top rice scientist passed away in a hospital in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province, at about 1 p.m., …

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Government sends rice to flood victims in Alebtong

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has sent 600 kilograms of rice to residents affected by floods in Alebtong district. The rice valued at about 2 million shillings is to be given to about 3000 residents in the sub counties of Akura, Omoro and Adwir. The area was affected …

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HEALTH: Rice and obesity

Is there a link after controlling for a wide range of factors? | TIM NEWMAN | A study that used data from more than 130 countries concludes that eating more rice might protect against obesity. After controlling for a wide range of factors, the team found that the results remained …

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UBOS names crops that earned farmers money

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureau of Statistics-UBOS has released a list of ten crops where farmers last year earned better price than others. The list is contained in the new Producer Price Index (PPI) for agriculture released on Thursday. This is first-time UBOS has released …

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Farmer’s Group stuck with rice huller

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of 300 small holder farmers in Gulu district is stuck with a rice huller despite the bumper harvest due to lack of electricity. It is now three months since Latyeng Farmer Group in Laliya Sub County, about 10 Kilometers North of Gulu Town …

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Kingdom Rice to help fill Uganda’s 200,000 tonnes deficit

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has called upon Ugandans to adapt commercial agriculture. Speaking at the commissioning of the FOL Rice Farm in Lamoki village, Anaka Sub- County, Nwoya district in Acholi Sub-Region on Saturday, the President said that Ugandans needed to understand the difference between …

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