The team at IRRI produces the highest caliber of both research and administrative skill. Find out more about our staff below.

Valerien Pede

Valerien PedeVal is an agricultural economist who leads the CCAFS flagship project Policy Information and Response Platform on Climate Change and Rice in ASEAN and Its Member Countries (PIRCCA).

Tao Li

Tao LiTao is a scientist and a senior crop modeler at IRRI. He is currently leading its group of crop modellers and also developing a rice growth crop simulation model called ORYZA2000.

Ricardo Oliva

Ricardo OlivaRicardo is a plant pathologist with many years experience working on plant–pathogen interactions and population genetics.