On Feb. 21, NIAB announced new funding for research on rice genetics that will lead to the creation of climate resistant strains of rice for Africa and Asia.

It was one of 12 new research projects launched by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) at Westminster as part of their joint initiative, Sustainable Agriculture Research for International Development (SARID). There were 250 applications for the 12 awards.

NIAB has been awarded a total of