LSU AgCenter Receives Federal Grant for Malaysian Rice Study

September 26, 2022

The LSU AgCenter and the University of Malaya in Malaysia, with the help of a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, are working to develop drought-tolerant, high-yielding “climate-smart” rice that can thrive in alternative water management strategies.

“We are pairing some of the United States’ top research institutions and scientists with their counterparts from countries where agriculture is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change," said Daniel Whitley, Agricultural Service administrator. "We’re confident that they can collaborate on climate solutions that contribute to food security and agricultural sustainability, both locally and globally.”

LSU and the LSU Ag Center are dedicated to serving communities across the globe and creating sustainable solutions for the benefit of generations to come.

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