Nepalese rice farmers have boosted rice yields by 25% by sowing fewer plants and cutting down on the levels of flooding of the paddy fields. Research has shown that more weeding is required and there is also a risk if rains fail in fields where there is no access to irrigation. So the research continues but could it be a game changer for food security in a world where water shortages will occur more often?

New method of rice farming – Nepal – ech2o newsletter snippet