Our organization

  • How is IRRI organized?

  • Our organizational units

  • IRRI's partners across the globe

  • Country offices

IRRI's organizational structure

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 more than 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. More than half of the rice area in Asia is planted to IRRI-bred varieties or their progenies. The institute develops new and improved methods and technologies that enable farmers to manage their farms profitably and sustainably, and recommends rice varieties and agricultural practices suitable to particular farm conditions as well as consumer preferences. IRRI assists national agricultural research and extension systems in formulating and implementing country rice sector strategies.

Alumni of IRRI's educational initiatives include some of the world's leading rice scientists as well as high-level NARES and agriculture ministry officials. From 1962 to 2014, about 130,000 students, researchers, farmers, and extension professionals, among others, received some form of training from IRRI and its partners. Within this total number, close to 2,000 scholars conducted research at the institute while pursuing their MS and PhD degrees. As free educational resources, IRRI’s scientific publications, available online since 2007, have received a total of about 3 million views, with more than 30.4 million page views.

IRRI is a member of the CGIAR consortium, committed to a food-secure future.The Institute is also the lead center on the CGIAR Research Program on Rice. In addition, IRRI is a member of the following CGIAR Research Programs: 

 

IRRI scientists

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:

rice planting

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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IRRI-Burundi

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
Email:
Tel: +257 77 788232

IRRI-Mozambique

Office location:

IRRI-Mozambique
Av. das FPLM 2698, recinto do IIAM
Maputo, Mozambique
Tel. 21461659

Contact person/s:

Alexis Ndayiragjie
Rice Breeder and IRRI Representative to Mozambique

+258 2146 2508

 

IRRI-Bangladesh

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

Contact person/s:

Paul Fox
IRRI Representative to Bangladesh
Email:

IRRI-Cambodia

Office location:

IRRI-Cambodia Office
c/o General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA)
No. 54B/49F, Street 395-656, Sangkat Toeuk Laak 3,
Khan Tuol Kok, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Office Phone: 855-23 6203838

Contact person/s:

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

IRRI-China

Office Location:

IRRI-China
614, No. 8 Building, Nong Ke Xi Da Dao
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
No. 12 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Beijing 100081
Peoples' Republic of China
Tel: +86 1062184732; +86 1082105117

Contact person/s:

Zhongqiu Wang
Assistant Manager II
Email:
Mobile: +86 1861 0017317

IRRI-India

Office location:

IRRI-India
1st Flr, CG Block, NASC Complex
Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, Pusa
New Delhi 110012
India
Tel: +91 11 6676 3000
Fax: +91 11 2584 1801

Contact person/s:

Umesh Singh
Acting IRRI Representative to India and Nepal
Email:
Mobile: +91 11 25843347

IRRI-Indonesia

Office location:

IRRI-Indonesia (IRINDO)
ICFORD Building, IAARD Compound
Jalan Merdeka 147, Bogor 16111
Indonesia
Tel: +62 2518334391; +62 2518358589
Fax: +62 2518314354

Contact person/s:

Zulkifli Zaini
Liaison Scientist and IRRI Representative to Indonesia 
Email:

IRRI-Korea

Office location:

IRRI-Korea Office (IKO)
National Institute of Crop Science (NICS), RDA
126 Suin-Ro, Gwonsun-Gu, Suwon 441-707, Republic of Korea
Tel: (82-31) 695-4031/(63)238-5498 Fax: (82-63) 238-5499

Contact person/s:

Seung-Hee Han
Administrative Coordinator
Email:  / 

IRRI-Lao PDR

Office location:

IRRI-Lao PDR
ICFORD Building, IAARD Compound
Jalan Merdeka 147, Bogor 16111
Indonesia
Tel: +62 2518334391; +62 2518358589
Fax: +62 2518314354

Contact person/s:

Siriphone Chantala
Email:

IRRI-Myanmar

Office location:

IRRI-Myanmar
Seed Division Compound
Myanma Agriculture Service (MAS)
Gyogon-Insein, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95 1663590

Contact person/s:

Romeo Labios
Acting IRRI Representative to Myanmar
Email:

Madonna Casimero (for projects)
Email:

Ohnmar Tun
Assistant Manager II
Email: 
Phone: +951 961 0817

IRRI-Nepal

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

Contact person:

Umesh Singh
Acting Country Representative for IRRI-India and -Nepal
Email:

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

IRRI-Pakistan

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
Email:
Phone: +92 51 92555364

IRRI-Sri Lanka

Office location:

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

IRRI-Thailand

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
Email:

IRRI-Vietnam

Office location:

IRRI-CCAFS SEA Regional Office
Agricultural Genetics Institute
KM 2- Duong Pham Van Dong
Tu Liem, Hanoi
Mobile: +84 165 3489784 (L.Sebastian)
Mobile: +84 903 251635 (Dung Thi Kim Dinh)

Contact person:

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