China collaborates with Barbados to develop upland rice

A Chinese agriculture specialist says a Barbados-China pilot project has harvested its first upland rice for food security.

Hunan Linshi Agricultural Services and the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) at Fairy Valley, Christ Church, have been growing dry-soil-adapted upland rice in recent months.

Allan Wng of Hunan Linshi Agricultural Services claimed it took 110 days to harvest rice during a project trip. He observed that the first harvest taught critical lessons and that initiatives were ongoing to speed up the second harvest with fewer labor


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