International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations.
IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in Los Baños, Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and over 1,000 staff.
Working with in-country partners, IRRI develops advanced rice varieties that yield more grain and better withstand pests and disease as well as flooding, drought, and other harmful effects of climate change.
Feature image: Alternate wetting and drying. The CLUES project is working with farmers to develop drought, salient and submergence tolerant rice varieties in Vietnam Credit: G. Smith, CIAT
News from International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Working with Cambodian rice farmers to combat a plague of rodents30.05.18
By adapting new rodent pest management strategies, Cambodian farmers are now able to defend their…Read more
SeedCast – Innovative mobile app launched by IRRI to estimate seed demand for rice varieties in Odisha, India28.05.18
IRRI together with the Odisha Department of Agriculture and the Odisha State Seed Corporation (OSSC)…Read more
Golden Rice meets food safety standards in three global leading regulatory agencies25.05.18
Los Baños, Philippines, 25 MAY 2018 – GR2E Golden Rice, a provitamin-A biofortified rice…Read more
Publications from International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Evaluation of CRP on Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP)28.03.18
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