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Building regional security through rice

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20170310 mm itrc tGRIFFITH, NSW, Australia – “Australia has an opportunity to contribute to regional security through food.” said Matthew Morell, Director General of  International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in his keynote address to the International Temperate Rice Conference on March 7th, 2017.

Strong partnerships critical in the future of global rice sector

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20161122 IR8 post tNEW DELHI, INDIA – 21 November 2016 --- Today, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) celebrated the golden anniversary of the international release of IR8 - the world’s first high-yielding rice variety. The event was attended by Shri Sudarshan Bhagat, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Professor Swaminathan and leaders of the agriculture sector in India.

IRRI Director General receives honorary degree

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20170213 DG Morrell receives degree tBHUBANESWAR, INDIA - February 13, 2017 – Dr. Matthew Morell, Director General of the International Rice Research Institute, was presented with an Honorary Doctorate today at the 36th Convocation of the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT).