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  1. The major rice growing regions are found in more than a hundred countries in Asia, Latin America, ...

  2. History [ edit] Origins in China [ edit]. The current scientific consensus, based on archaeological and linguistic evidence, is that... Southeast Asia [ edit]. The spread of japonica rice cultivation to Southeast Asia started with the migrations of the... Korean peninsula and Japanese archipelago [ ...

  3. It is impossible to pin-point exactly when mankind first realised that the rice plant was a food source and began its cultivation. Many historians believe that rice was grown as far back as 5000 years BC. Archaeologists excavating in India discovered rice which could be dated to 4530BC.

  4. Oct 29, 2014 · Asian civilization was built on rice — on Oryza sativa, to be exact. The crop, which today is the primary food source for half of the world's population, transformed nomadic hunter-gatherers into...

  5. Archaeologists and botanists have long debated the origins of rice. For many archaeologists who focus on East Asia or Southeast Asia, it has long appeared that rice agriculture began in South-central China, somewhere along the Yangzte river, and spread from there southwards and to northeast towards Korea and Japan.

  6. Rice is considered to have originated at least 130 million years ago as wild grass. Cultivated rice, as we know it today, was first grown about 10,000 years ago in south-east Asia, probably in India. Oryza sativa with small wind-pollinated flowers Shapes and sizes of rice

  7. Jul 25, 2019 · THE HISTORY OF RICE BY REGION ASIA Rice was first cultivated in the Yangtze River valley, and archaeologists have discovered how wild rice was finally domesticated and cultivated around 12,000 B.C. Later, two varieties, japonica and indica, were grown in central China.

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