Tagged rice

Water consumption and crop water use in Malaysia

I live in Selangor state, where people here enjoy free water for the first 20 cubic meters. My monthly water bills have been reading negative (yes, negative) RM21 because I had continued to pay about RM7 every month for three months, without realizing that when the opposition parties gained control of Selangor, they had proclaimed…

Will Malaysia achieve 100% self-sufficiency in rice by 2015?

Update (22 Jun 2011): Online news portal, Free Malaysia Today, used the information from this blog entry in their article “Tambatuon dam is unnecessary” (published Jun 14, 2011). Journalist, Stephanie Sta Maria, also conducted an interview with me regarding my views on rice production in Malaysia. After having read Asian Geographic’s excellent rice edition (No. 74,…

Rice edition of Asian Geographic

The latest issue of Asian Geographic (Issue 5, no. 74,  2010) caught my eye recently. This issue was dedicated solely on rice, and one of the main feature articles was on the work by IRRI (International Rice Research Institute), located Los Banos, Philippines. IRRI is of course very well known among agriculturists as one of the…

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