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Rising temperatures threaten rice yield growth: study

Mon, 08/09/2010 - 10:28pm
Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Rising temperatures could slow the growth of rice production unless farmers adapt by changing management practices and switch to more heat-tolerant varieties, scientists say.

Rice is among the world's most important crops and a staple for people in Asia and Africa, with Asia producing and consuming more than 90 percent of the world's output.

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