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Rice and Its Importance to Human Life

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RICE is life, for most people living in Asia. Rice has shaped the cultures, diets and economies of thousands of millions of people. For more than half of humanity rice is life (Fig. 1.1). Considering its important position, the United Nations designated year 2004 as the International Year of Rice. Devoting a year to a commodity was unprecedented in United Nations history. However, the 57th session of the United Nations General Assembly noted that rice is the staple food of more than half the world’s population, affirmed the need to heighten the awareness of the role of rice in alleviating poverty and malnutrition and reaffirmed the need to focus world attention on the role rice can play in providing food security and eradicating poverty and declared the year 2004 as the International Year of Rice (adopted on December16, 2002; www.fao.org/ag/irc).

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  • International Rice Research Institute
  • Gall Midge
  • Human Lysozyme
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Gnanamanickam, S.S. (2009). Rice and Its Importance to Human Life. In: Biological Control of Rice Diseases. Progress in Biological Control, vol 8. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2465-7_1

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