Coinciding with International Women’s Month celebrations, Burundi’s Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Hon. Ir. Odette Kayitesi, underscored the crucial role of women in farming and the increasing demand for rice in her country during a visit to IRRI recently.
Singapore students will soon have the chance to learn one of the most fundamental and important aspects of living in Asia – how to grow rice.
On January 29, IRRI successfully held a unique event entitled Si Manansala at ang Masaganang Ani in commemoration of Vicente Manansala's 104th birth anniversary.
In commemoration of Manansala’s 104th birthday, art enthusiasts will gather at the IRRI headquarters on 29 January 2014 to celebrate these treasured art pieces during the inaugural event of Si Manansala at ang Masaganang Ani.
"I came here as president, and as a farmer." Words of His Excellency President U Thein Sein of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Launched today in the Philippines, Rice Crop Manager puts the power of technology into action by helping farmers decide how to manage their rice crops better.
In 2013, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its partners released 44 new and improved rice varieties, continuing the decades-long mission of using rice science to reduce hunger. Around half of the current global population—or about 3.5 billion people—relies on rice as a source of sustenance and livelihood.
Using mobile technology, Filipino rice farmers now have access to personalized fertilizer advice and micro-loans to buy fertilizer for their crop thanks to a new partnership between a microfinance bank and a farmer-focused organization.
The CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership, recently announced a milestone in the fight against poverty through food security.
Scientists from Japan and IRRI have discovered a rice gene that could increase production by 13–36%.
Satellite images showing flooded rice farms and buildings that were damaged by Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) in the northeastern…