Edward Pulver: Searching for the heart of yield

Dr. Pulver is a scientist with a global mission: improve farmers’ lives by raising crop yields. His accomplishments range from increasing Peru’s national rice production, to developing a system for evaluating rice resistance to blast in Colombia. From reducing yield gaps in the irrigated rice production of Venezuela and Brazil, to improving agricultural productivity in Nicaragua and Mexico.

“Horizons for Competitiveness”

Rice is the staple food in the diet of Latin American and a key source of income for thousands of farmers in this continent. Since 1976 the rice sector gathers at the International Rice Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean to review scientific and technological advances, and to identify new challenges and opportunities; also…