Annual Report 2011
The Annual Report 2011 highlights the distinctive contributions and accomplishments of the Institute. IRRI establishes that the true glycemic index of rice that makes it healthier than previously thought. Along with its partners, it is revisiting Africa's agricultural mechanization and testing new sustainable and eco-friendly rice production techniques for Asian farmers. It created an action plan to help combat pest problems. And plant breeders are using MAGIC to produce rice varieties that can thrive under every conceivable inhospitable condition. These and other IRRI research thrusts, major events and activities in 2011 are covered in detail.