Preserving rice varieties for posterity

June 24, 2014 0 Comments

R. Krishna Kumar MYSORE, June 23, 2014

 

A unique volunteer-driven effort to map the rice diversity of Karnataka has resulted in the documentation of more than 300 rice varieties.

The project, an ongoing process, does not entail government help and is born out of the deep-rooted desire of organic activists to celebrate the diversity of rice in the State and create a seed bank for posterity.