LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – A new seed laboratory has opened at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). It will increase the capacity and speed at which seeds are prepared for entry into the International Rice Genebank, where the germplasm of more than 127,000 rice varieties from around the world are kept for conservation, scientific research, and breeding purposes.
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MANILA, Philippines—Reliable information based on satellite data and ground observations can help the Philippines prepare for and mitigate the effect of recurring disasters, such as typhoons and El Niño on rice areas in Mindanao.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko received an overview of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the institute’s vibrant partnership with Japan during a short visit to the IRRI headquarters on Friday afternoon (29 January).
In the Ceremonial Hall of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, Robert S. Zeigler, director general and chief executive officer of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), received the Order of Sikatuna, the highest award that the Philippine Government can give to a foreign national.
The 3,000 Rice Genomes Project (3K RGP) is a collaborative, international research program that has sequenced 3,024 rice varieties from 89 countries.
Information derived from satellite images can soon be made available to governments to help guide policy making related to food security and sustainable development, particularly in rice-growing areas.
Dhaka, Bangladesh and Los Baños, Philippines – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Advanced Chemical Industries Ltd. (ACI) announced today a partnership to build a state-of-the-art rice breeding program in Bangladesh.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – On a hot, breezy afternoon on 21 January 2016, an international gathering of agricultural scientists and development officials dedicated the Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility (PGF) on the campus of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).
The world’s first standard for sustainable rice, which sets new and more efficient standards for rice cultivation, was launched today by the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP).
“Who will suffer most from climate change?” Bill Gates poses this question in his latest blog post and what the Gates Foundation and its partners are doing to help.
A new breed of agricultural extension and development officers recently completed a 5-month capacity-building course called "Enabling the AgRiDOC: a new breed of rice extensionists" and are now ready to serve rice-based farming communities in the country.