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The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) are continuing to fight malnutrition in the Philippines, and continuing Golden Rice research as a potential way to reduce vitamin A deficiency.
A US$3 million donation has established the Lee Foundation Rice Scholarship Program to educate and train future rice scientists.
An international research hub has opened in Hanoi, Vietnam to develop climate-smart farming technologies for SE Asia.
Tanzanian farmers can now boost rice production with the release of two new high-yielding varieties.
By planting flowers around their rice paddies, women farmers in Vietnam are saving 42% on insect control costs.
A US$12 mill investment in rice research returns more than $70 million in benefits to rice farmers and national economies.
Bangladesh’s rice farmers recovering from Cyclone Mohashe will receive free seed of flood-tolerant rice from IRRI.
Feathers in the Fields: The Birds of IRRI is open at Riceworld Museum at IRRI headquarters in Los Baños, Philippines.
Farmers are set to reclaim salt-ravaged land thanks to a single rice plant born of two unlikely parents that is spawning a new generation of rice that has double the salinity tolerance of other rice.
IRRI and Syngenta have signed a cooperation agreement for the second phase of the Scientific Know-how and Exchange Program.