Israeli based company Evogene, which develops improved plant traits, announced it will collaborate with India based company Rasi Seeds, specializing in seed production and supply. The two companies will focus on increasing yield and drought tolerance in rice. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Under the collaboration agreement, candidate genes discovered by Evogene for these key traits will be introduced into Rasi Seeds pipeline for the development of improved hybrid rice. Evogene is headquartered in Rehovot, Israel.