Southeast Asian rice bowl depleting fast: analysis

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Dwindling crop yields, land scarcity and climate change may cause Southeast Asia to lose its status as a major rice exporter — unless changes in production and management techniques are introduced, says an analysis.

Published March in Nature Food, the analysis evaluates the gap between potential and actual yields of rice across Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines, and shows ways to augment rice production in the region.