In Eastern and Southern Africa, people want rice to be more productive. People want the grain to store well, too, and people want it to taste good. Here’s some science about rice breeding to improve African productivity.
So far as I know, Komboka rice and Tai rice were developed by selective breeding. Not by genetic modification (GM). If you know that I’m mistaken about that, please tell me. You might choose to follow my ‘breeding’ and ‘genetic modification’ tags for more about these very different methods.
Komboka rice and Tai rice are new. During field trials, farmers and consumers liked them. Scientists are producing more seeds so that farmers can decide whether to grow these varieties next year.