Submergence tolerant rice

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Presentation by Rona Azucena on behalf of Dr. Abdelbagi M. Ismail (International Rice Research Institute) at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), February 4, 2014

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Submergence tolerant rice

  1. 1. Submergence Tolerant Rice Abdelbagi M. Ismail International Rice Research Institute Philippines
  2. 2. Flooding effects on rice Rice is the stable food for over half of humanity, 2/3 of the world’s poor Floods annually reduce productivity in over 22 million ha of rice in Asia and large area in Africa Incidences set farmers deeper into debt and poverty Floods are worsening with climate change Scientific discoveries provided opportunities to develop varieties that cope with floods
  3. 3. Transient complete submergence during vegetative stage (1-2 wks) Short-term complete flooding (attempted escape) Air Lowland rice Short-term complete flooding (quiescence) Air +SUB1A
  4. 4. SUB1 confers tolerance of complete submergence in rice • • • • 1970s: tolerant types identified 1990: Breeding lines, mapping 2006: SUB1 cloned, MABC SUB1: Major QTL on Chr. 9, provides 2009 – varieties released protection for 3 -18 d of complete flooding FR13A “Donor” Sensitive Variety -Sub1 +Sub1 Swarna
  5. 5. Sub1 varieties after 17 days of submergence in the field at IRRI IR64-Sub1 Samba-Sub1 Samba IR49830 (Sub1) Samba IR64 IR42 IR42 IR64 IR49830 (Sub1) IR49830 (Sub1) IR64-Sub1 IR64 Samba Samba-Sub1 IR64-Sub1 IR42 IR49830 (Sub1) IR42 IR64-Sub1 Samba IR49830 (Sub1) Samba-Sub1 IR64 Genes for submergence tolerance moved into popular “mega-varieties”
  6. 6. July poor farmers to cope Sub1 varieties: help31 with perennial flooding Mr. Asha Ram Pal Village Palia Goa, District Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh Released in Bangladesh, India and Philippines 2009… Nepal in February 2011 Major support from BMZ, Japan USAID; B&MGF, IFAD enables us to reach > 3,000,000 farmers in 2012; millions over next few ears Oct. 31
  7. 7. Pooja Swarna-Sub1 (DS) Pooja Pooja Older seedlings for Retransplanting Puri distt., Orissa; Sept 29, 2011
  8. 8. Fast adoption by farmers 2013: Sub1 Varieties reached ~ 4 m farmers on ~1.7 m ha Ismail et al., 2013, FCR
  9. 9. SUB1 in farmers’ fields Enhances survival and recovery and shorten delay in maturity caused by submergence Provide yield advantage of 1 to 3.5 t ha-1 in farmers’ fields following submergence No effects on yield or quality in absence of stress Works in all genetic backgrounds and environments Effective from seedling to early reproductive stage Nursery Swarna-Sub1 Vegetative Swarna-Sub1 Swarna Reproductive Swarna-Sub1 Swarna Swarna
  10. 10. Several Sub1 varieties released in Asia Breeding line IR05F102 (Swarna) Year designation Country 2009 Improved Suwarna India 2009 INPARA-5 Indonesia 2010 BRRI dhan-51 Bangladesh 2011 Swarna-Sub1 Nepal 2011 Yemyoke Khan Myanmar 2009 NSIC Rc194 Philippines 2009 INPARA-4 Indonesia IR07F290 (BR11) 2010 BRRI dhan-52 Bangladesh IR09F436 (Ciherang) 2011 INPARA-5 Indonesia 2013 BINA dhan11 Bangladesh 2012 S. Mahsuri-Sub1 India 2011 S. Mahsuri-Sub1 Nepal 2013 BINA dhan12 Bangladesh IR49830-7-1-2-1-3 1999 Popoul Cambodia IRRI 119 1997 PSB Rc 68 Philippines IR07F102 (IR64) IR07F101 (S. Mahsuri)
  11. 11. Opportunities for greater impact More resilient varieties with tolerance of multiple stresses – drought, salinity, pests and diseases Shorter maturing varieties with Sub1 provided opportunities for multiple crops in one year Tolerant varieties provide assurance for farmers to invest in inputs and good management, hence higher yields Having sufficient food and stable income help farmers to move out of poverty
  12. 12. Elements of success of SUB1 deployment Submergence tolerant versions of popular varieties “Marketable product” Effective networks of partners => over 450 partners in South Asia Strong awareness program to generate interest of seed producers and demand from farmers Strong policy support to: ‒ Stimulate investments in seed systems & infrastructures ‒ Enabling environments through changes in varietal release guidelines and seed policies Additional investments through parallel programs from national and international sources
  13. 13. Thank you USA: Pam Ronald (UCD) Julia-Bailey-Serres (UCR) (BMZ) IRRI Dave Mackill E. Septiningsih Vangie Ella Bert Collard Umesh Singh Sigrid Heuer Sudhanshu Singh Gina Vergara Manzoor Dar M. A. Bari Yoichi Kato R&D Partners NARES NGOs Private Co. Farmers & organizations

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