Going Against the Grain to Use Less Water: Rice Farmers Experiment with Direct-Seeded Rice

Going Against the Grain to Use Less Water: Rice Farmers Experiment with Direct-Seeded Rice

Rice is an important source of calories and livelihood for billions of people worldwide. At the same time, growing rice requires a great deal of water, which is problematic in places throughout the world where water can be scarce. Direct-seeded rice is a low-input demand innovation which can help farmers reduce the amount of water required to successfully grow rice.