Our organization

  • How is IRRI organized?

  • Our organizational units

  • IRRI's partners across the globe

  • Country offices

 

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IRRI is a nonprofit independent research and training organization and is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. IRRI’s research is being done under the framework of the CGIAR Research Program on Rice, also known as the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), which the Institute leads. 

CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring a more sustainable management of natural resources.

In addition to leading GRiSP, IRRI is part of the following CGIAR Research Programs: 

IRRI develops new rice varieties and rice crop management techniques that help farmers improve the yield and quality of their rice crop in a way that is environmentally sustainable. We work with our partners in the public and private sector and through the national agricultural research and extension systems of major rice-growing countries to do research, training, and knowledge transfer.

Our social and economic research also informs governments to guide policymakers toward a more equitable supply and distribution of rice.

 

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One of the challenges for IRRI in its pursuit of its mission is striking a balance between discovery science and research for development.

We are able to achieve this by forming organizational units or divisions that look after specific programs and activities. Each unit is built with clear delivery mechanisms and operate within a culture of doing good science as well as of firm governance, responsive management, and excellent research support. 

Scientists divide their time among various working teams, according to each program's need. Each scientist participates in up to two programs. The units or divisions also serve as a longer-term platform for knowledge management, curation, and sharing.

IRRI's organizational units:

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We work worldwide with all research institutions that share our goal. In particular, we work with the national agricultural research and extension systems of the countries where our target beneficiaries live. Rice research has no political boundaries. We search for new solutions to both old and emerging problems through personal and institutional efforts and through partnerships with farming communities and other institutions, both public and private.

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Office location:

IRRI-East and Southern Africa Regional Office (IRRI-ESARO)
c/o University of Burundi
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
B.P 5132 Bujumbura
Burundi

Contact person:

Joseph Bigirimana
IRRI Regional Coordinator
Professor
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
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Tel: +257 77 788232

Office location:

IRRI-East and Southern Africa Regional Office (IRRI-ESARO)
c/o Instituto de Investigacao Agraria de Mozambique (IIAM)
Av. Das FPLM no. 2698
Maputo
Mozambique
Telefax: +258 21 462508

Mailing address:

IRRI-East and Southern Africa Regional Office (IRRI-ESARO)
41 Rue Gorongosa
Maputo
Mozambique

Contact person/s:

Joseph Rickman
Regional Coordinator for East and Southern Africa
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Mobile: +258 8230 27073

Ivone Lopes
Officer-Administrative Coordination
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Mobile: +258 8230 35637

Office location:

IRRI-East and Southern Africa Regional Office (IRRI-ESARO)
IRRI-WARDA Office
Mikochen B Kawe
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania

Mailing address:

IRRI-East and Southern Africa Regional Office (IRRI-ESARO)
P.O. Box 33581
Dar Es Salaam
Tanzania

Contact person/s:

Zakaria Lamus Kanyeka
Training Coordinator
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Mobile: +255 7544 86370

Hyacintha Fernandes
Administrative Coordinator
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Telefax: +255 2227 80768

Office location:

IRRI-Bangladesh
House No. 09, Road 2/2,

Chairman Bari, Banani
Dhaka 1213
Bangladesh
Telefax: +880 2 9898011 or 9886608
Fax: +880 2 9899676

Mailing address:

IRRI-Bangladesh Office
G.P.O. Box 65, Ramna
Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh

Satellite office:

IRRI-Bangladesh
c/o Bangladesh Rice Research Institute
Gazipur 1701
Bangladesh
Tel: +880 2 9256068; +880 2 9256089

Contact person/s:

Paul Fox
IRRI Representative to Bangladesh
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Timothy Russell
Chief of Party
CSISA-Bangladesh
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Tel: +880 1766 931971

Loretta Hempsall
Corporate Services Manager
(finance, HR, IT, procurement, transportation, and contracts)
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Shamima Sultana
Secretary III
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Mobile: +880 1715 02604

Office location:

IRRI-Cambodia 
c/o Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)
Km. 20, National Highway No. 3
Sangkat Prateah Lang, Khan Dangkor
Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Mailing address:

IRRI-Cambodia Office
P.O. Box 1
Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Courier and Shipping Address:

IRRI-Cambodia Office
c/o Cardi Villa
House No. 252, Street 63, Trasaak Paem
Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I, Khan Chamcar Mon
Phnom Penh
Cambodia
Tel: +855 2321 6228

Contact person/s:

Dule Zhao
Scientist and IRRI Representative to Cambodia
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Tel: +855 89 890029

Marie Kim Leng
Assistant Manager I
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Mobile: +855 12 904612

Office Location:

IRRI-China
#614, No. 8 Building
Nong Ke Xi Da Dao
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
No. 12 Zhongguancun
Nandajie, Beijing 100081
Peoples' Republic of China
Tel: +86 1062 184732; +86 1082 2105117
Fax: +86 1082 105680

Mailing address:

IRRI-China Office
P.O. Box 68
c/o Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
No. 12 Zhongguancun
Nandajie, Beijing 100081
Peoples' Republic of China

Contact person/s:

Zhongqiu Wang
Assistant Manager II
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Mobile: +86 1861 0017317

Office location:

IRRI-India
1st Flr, CG Block, NASC Complex
Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, Pusa
New Delhi 110012
India
Tel: +91 11 2584 1292; +91 11 2584 3802
Fax: +91 11 2584 1801

Contact person/s:

Jagdish K. Ladha
Principal Scientist and IRRI Representative to India and Nepal
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Mobile: +91 98 7345 6711

Vijaya Kumar Marthi
Administrative Officer-Liaison and Coordination
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Tel: +91 93 1272 3470

Gopal Krishna Agarwal
Administrative Officer-Finance and Accounts
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Tel: +91 93 1039 0990

Savita Sharma
Administrative Officer-Logistics
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Tel: +91 93 5017 2493

Office location:

IRRI-Indonesia (IRINDO)
ICFORD Bldg, IAARD Compound
Jalan Merdeka 147, Bogor 16111
Indonesia
Tel: +62 25 1833 4391; +62 25 1835 8589
Fax: +62 25 1831 4354

Mailing address:

IRRI-Indonesia Office 
Cooperative DEPAGRI-IRRI Program
P.O. Box 205, Bogor 16002
Indonesia

Contact person/s:

Zulkifli Zaini
Liaison Scientist and IRRI Representative to Indonesia 
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Iwan Adidharmawan
Accounting Supervisor/Administrative Coordinator
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Mobile: +62 81 1111 381; +62 81 8029 92323

Office location:

IRRI-Iran
c/o Rice Research Institute of Iran (RRII)
P.O. Box 1658,
Rasht, Guilan
Islamic Republic of Iran

Contact person:

K.A. Shahdi
Coordinator, RRTC-WCA and
Head, Knowledge and Industry Coordination Center of Rice
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Phone: +98 131 6690 073

Office location:

IRRI-Korea 
c/o National Institute of Crop Science (NICS)
Rural Development Administration
151 Suin-Ro (209 Seondun-dong)
Gwonsun-Gu, Suwon 441-857
Republic of Korea
Tel: +82 31 2906 871; +82 31 2906 872; +82 31 2906 873

Contact person/s:

Russell Reinke
IRRI Representative to Korea
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Tel: +82 31 2906 871
Fax: +82 31 2948 185

Seung-Hee Han
Administrative Coordinator
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Mobile: +82 10 3099 0144

Office location:

IRRI-Laos 
NAFRI Compound
Nongviengkham Village
Xaythany District
Vientiane Capital
Lao PDR
Telefax: +85 621 771617

Mailing address:

IRRI-Laos Office
P.O. Box 3079
Vientiane Capital
Lao PDR

Contact person/s:

Benjamin Samson
IRRI Representative to Lao PDR
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Mobile: +856 20 5557 1011

Sone Mosky
Administrative Coordinator
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Mobile: +856 20 5551 9441

Office location:

IRRI Representative Office
Seed Division Compound
Department of Agriculture (DoA)
Gyogone, Insein
Yangon
Myanmar
Tel: +951 966 3590
Fax: +951 964 2341

Mailing address:

IRRI Representative Office
P.O. Box 1369
Yangon
Myanmar

Contact person/s:

Madonna Casimero
Agronomist and Interim IRRI Representative to Myanmar
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Khin Maung Thet
National Coordinator
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Ohnmar Tun
Assistant Manager II
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Phone: +951 961 0817

Office location:

IRRI-Nepal 
c/o Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC)
Singh Durbar Plaza
Kathmandu
Nepal
Tel: +97 71 4262 650; +97 71 4218 823
Fax: +97 71 4262 500 (thru NARC)

Mailing address:

IRRI-Nepal Office
c/o Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC)
P.O. Box 5459
Kathmandu
Nepal

Contact person:

Bhaba Tripathi
Senior Associate Scientist
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Mobile: +97 798 5109 7394

Office location:

IRRI-Pakistan
c/o Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)
Sector G-5/1 Atta Turk Road
Islamabad
Pakistan
Phone: +92 51 92555364
Fax: +92 51 9255208

Contact person:

Abdul Rehman
Senior Scientist, Rice Improvement Specialist
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Phone: +92 51 92555364

Office location:

IRRI Sri Lanka
c/o Ministry of Agriculture
“Govijana Mandiraya” 80/5 Rajamalwatta Avenue
Battaramula, Sri Lanka

Contact person:

Dr. Nimal Dissanayake
Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture (Development)
and IRRI-Sri Lanka National Coordinator
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Mobile: +94 718 226094

Office location:

IRRI Thailand
Bureau of Rice Research and Development
Rice Department
Paholyothin Road, Chatuchak
Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Tel: +66 2579 5249; +66 2579 9493; +66 2561 1581

Contact person/s:

Ms. Apinporn Phuengwattanapanich
Office Manager
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Office location:

IRRI -CCAFS SEA Regional Office
Agricultural Genetics Institute
KM 2- Duong Pham Van Dong
Tu Liem, Hanoi
Tel: +84 4 7544712
Fax: +84 4 7543196

Contact person:

Dr. Leocadio Sebastian
Regional Program Leader for Southeast Asia
Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and IRRI Representative
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