8 May 2017, VIENTIANE - The government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have entered into an agreement that strengthens their partnership in research and expands IRRI’s role in increasing the country’s food and nutrition security.
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Manila, Philippines – Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao and several senior management and Board members of ADB attended the launch of IRRI Education at the ADB headquarters in Manila, Philippines on 17 April. They joined members of the International Rice Research Institute’s Board of Trustees and senior management in a show of support to IRRI Education’s mission.
30 March 2017, Rome - FAO and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to cooperate more closely to support sustainable rice production in developing countries to improve food security and livelihoods while safeguarding natural resources.
HO CHI MINH, Vietnam – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will be assisting the Loc Troi Group, a leading provider of agricultural services and products in Vietnam, to ramp up its sustainable agricultural practices and tools in the country.
BHUBANESWAR, 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).
LOS BAÑOS, PHILIPPINES and EVANSTON, IL - December 13, 2016 – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and 2Blades Foundation (2Blades) have signed an agreement to further the cause of global food and nutrition security for the 3.5 billion people who depend on rice for more than 20% of their daily calories.
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Agriculture and environment representatives from nine Asian countries convened this week at the headquarters of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to discuss mutually supportive implementation of international agreements on plant exchange.
The China Agricultural University (CAU) signed an agreement with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on 15 March 2017, renewing a partnership to boost research, training, and knowledge and technologies exchange between the two institutions.
GRIFFITH, 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.
GAZIPUR, Dhaka – Bangladesh’s leading national rice research institute and the acclaimed International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) cemented their friendship recently with the re-opening of the BRRI-IRRI Friendship Centre in Gazipur on January 16th.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – 29 November 2016 --- In Asia, rice is life. In the 1960s, this life came under heavy threat from famine and would have turned out drastically different—possibly, extinguished—if not for a feisty grain named IR8.