CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Golden Rice. 3. List of Rice Varieties. 4. Parboiled Rice. 5. Rice and Beans. 6. Rice Variety in India. 7. Rice Production in India, China, Japan and in Bangladesh. 8. Rice Cultivation. 9. Paddy Field. 10. Paddy Cultivation. 11. Importance of Agriculture. 12. Agriculture and Food Safety. 13. Plant Breeding. 14. Environmental Impact of Agriculture. 15. List of Rice Diseases. 16. Rice Varities. 17. Rice Culture. 18. Deepwater Rice.
Rice is the seed of the monocot plants Oryza sativa or Oryza glaberrima. As a cereal grain, it is the most important staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in East and South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the West Indies. It is the grain with the second-highest worldwide production, after maize (corn).
Since a large portion of maize crops are grown for purpose other than human consumption, rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by the human species.
A traditional food plant in Africa, its cultivation declined in colonial times, but its production has the potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare.