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Rice shortage - possible factors?

Not sure if that is legible. I did some plant pathology course during my first degree so I've sketched out a few lines of investigation from what I remember.


Rice shortage could have many different factors - the first investigation for me is why is there a shortage of rice? Is there a general food shortage or only rice? Are alternative foods available? Tracing exact causes could be time-consuming but I at least want to eliminate a few more obvious ones in case a simple fix turns up for next season, or a factor that will obviously affect production of other crops.


Is there a supply problem? Is it too difficult to move rice around? (To what extent are fossil fuels still available?!) Is there a lack of labour?


Is there a problem with the rice crop? Is there a new strain of pest or disease? Some kind of nutrient deficiency caused by some cultivation factor? Is the rice getting pollinated successfully (global warming might affect this as temperature is a factor in synchronization of floret and anther development c.f. MATSUI/KAGATA 2003)? Is there a problem with the strains of rice being used?



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Comment by Emmanuel Tabarly on March 7, 2010 at 2:27pm
Way to go Alice. We need to start building a map to navigate the cause-effect-solution.
Comment by Chelsea Howe on March 7, 2010 at 3:06pm
These are all excellent questions. What do you think the most realistic cause would be? I'd think a combination of climate change induced internal shortages and fossil fuel shortage induced lack of imports.
Comment by Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys on March 15, 2010 at 11:27pm
Alice I love that someone is making this realistic questions!!!

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