….At a meeting of CGIAR institutes in
…Rice crops are most vulnerable to global warming. Studies worldwide show that rising carbon dioxide levels may initially increase growth, but the benefit is temporary. Rising temperatures make rice spikelets — the slender branches containing rice flowers — sterile, and grain yields will fall.
Asia and sub-Saharan
Reiner Wassman, coordinator of the Rice and Climate Change Consortium at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the