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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 to ASEAN: Science supports 10-point action plan on rice

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PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (23 August 2016) - At the annual gathering of ASEAN’s top agriculture policymakers taking place this week in Palawan, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will showcase tools, practices, and expertise that could help countries cope with the effects of climate change and strengthen food security in the region.

IRRI to present 10-point action plan on rice as ASEAN agri ministers meet

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PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines – In a bid to rally ASEAN members and other rice-growing countries in Asia to invest more in rice research and innovation, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will present a 10-point Action Plan to the region’s top agriculture policymakers at the annual SOM-AMAF conference to be held next week in this resort city in western Philippines.