Tamal Lata Aditya
Bangladesh Rice Research Institute
Aditya received the 2018 Senadhira Rice Research Award for her contribution to rice genetics in Bangladesh. (Photo: Bangladesh Rice Research Institute)
Farmers in Bangladesh, a country with a record of drought spells, now have two new drought-tolerant rice varieties to choose from: BRRI dhan56 and BRRI dhan57.
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