HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 29 no. 2 (2004)

Wedding rice not thrown but sown

Anothai Sirabanchongkran | Tongmin Mou | G. Nageswara Rao | Abdul Rashid | Ashutosh Pathak | Ramani Kumar Sarkar

Discipline: Agriculture



Marrying well is what some ethnic Karen farmers in the northern Thai village of Tee Cha do in an unexpected way. According to an award-winning scientific  papers, families with marriage ties outside of the village grow rice crops that are better because they are more genetically diverse.

The paper won the IRRN Best Article Award in the Genetic Resources category, one of seven awards with which International Rice Research Notes, now in its 29th year of publication by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), is marking International Year of Rice 2004.