Rice varieties

There are lots of rice varieties in Japan. 971 varieties have been registered since 1981. And 481 varieties are now on the list.

Holder of VarietyNo. of varieties
Local government524
National government187
Private company95
Individual person77
Collaboration with private and public24
University in Japan8
Korea National Open University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation2
Plant Variety Protection - PVPO at MAFF, JAPAN

I can say public organizations are main players in rice breeding in Japan.


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