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Aug142015

My first press briefing

Written by // Rochie Cuevas Categories // Communicating rice science

Most of the time, a scientist discusses his/her team's findings in scientific fora, either as posters or as oral presentations. But there are times, the rarer ones, when scientists are thrust in front of cameras.

Jun232015

This month in IRRI history: July

Written by // Gene Hettel Categories // IRRI History

This month in IRRI history: July July is the beginning of the home leave season at IRRI, so things slow down somewhat, but not really that much.

May212015

Impact of El Niño? The rice market is not bothered

Written by // Dr. Sam Mohanty Categories // Sam's rice price and market blog

Impact of El Niño? The rice market is not bothered Current weather patterns in some Asian countries reinforce the recent announcement by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology that a strong El Niño event is already taking place.

Mar032015

Time spent on Golden Rice research a valuable investment

Written by // Dr. Robert S. Zeigler Categories // Bob's blog

When can we have Golden Rice on our plates?

Jan082015

This week in IRRI history

Written by // Gene Hettel

This week in IRRI history Other notable activities and events throughout IRRI history

Jul312015

This month in IRRI history: August

Written by // Gene Hettel Categories // IRRI History

This month in IRRI history: August If there is a slow month at IRRI, it probably indeed is August when many staff are just starting to come back to HQ from their well-deserved home leaves. But still, August has had its share of happenings.

Jun052015

High science and smart policies will alleviate hunger and poverty

Written by // Dr. Robert S. Zeigler Categories // Bob's blog

Indeed, it has been science-based improvements in agricultural technology that have contributed significantly—across two Green Revolutions—to alleviating hunger and poverty in India and most of Asia.

May012015

This month in IRRI history: May

Written by // Gene Hettel Categories // IRRI History

This month in IRRI history: May Over the last 55 years, this month at IRRI has marked many research achievements, firsts, and new endeavors—and the awards and recognition, both for individual staff members and the Institution as a whole, kept rolling in.

Feb232015

This month in IRRI history: March

Written by // Gene Hettel Categories // IRRI History

This month in IRRI history: March IRRI's history "marches" on during the third month of the year with no shortage of milestones and significant events.

Jan052015

This month in IRRI history: January

Written by // Gene Hettel Categories // IRRI History

This month in IRRI history: January Winding down from the busy holiday season, the first month of the year is often thought of as a sleepy period as it takes some time to get into the hustle and bustle of the coming new year. But this has never been true at IRRI.

Jul312015

The Visit

Written by // Dr. Robert S. Zeigler Categories // Bob's blog

The Visit What kind of guy is Bill Gates? We know, of course, that he has a keen intellect and a curious mind. I was forewarned that he asks probing questions and can readily detect (what is the polite word for cattle droppings?), and despises it being served up to

May262015

This month in IRRI history: June

Written by // Gene Hettel Categories // IRRI History

This month in IRRI history: June Throughout the decades, it appears that June is a month of recognition for those contributing to IRRI’s important work. Enjoy this month’s installment.

Apr012015

This month in IRRI history: April

Written by // Gene Hettel Categories // IRRI History

This month in IRRI history: April As you will see in this edition to the history blog, April is indeed one of IRRI’s busiest months, perhaps because it is spring time!

Feb022015

This month in IRRI history: February

Written by // Gene Hettel Categories // IRRI History

This month in IRRI history: February Continuing a journey through IRRI’s long and lustrous history, we move on to February, which may be short on days, but long on IRRI milestones and events.

Dec172014

Look around

Written by // Isabella Jhocson Categories // Communicating rice science

Look around As the year ends, let's be reminded of the things that matter.

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