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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.

Nov242014

GRiSP: Partnerships for success

Written by // Dr. Bas Bouman Categories // Bas Bouman's blog - Global Rice Science Partnership

GRiSP: Partnerships for success In 2015, the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) enters its 5th year, and is gearing up to the development of a phase II proposal for 2017 and beyond.

Oct302014

Golden Rice research must continue

Written by // Violeta Villegas Categories // Golden Rice blog

Golden Rice research must continue “No farmer must be left behind” was the challenge addressed to 1,500 scientists and delegates who are here in Bangkok to attend the 4th International Rice Congress. This call to action adds all the more to our resolve to develop Golden Rice.

Oct092014

Golden Rice, vitamin A deficiency, and World Sight Day

Written by // Aileen Garcia Categories // Golden Rice blog

Golden Rice, vitamin A deficiency, and World Sight Day World Sight Day is a perfect occasion to highlight the importance of having a healthy vision and immune system.

Aug082014

Resilience for the better-off, growth for the poor

Written by // Gelia Castillo Categories // Gelia Castillo's Blog

Resilience for the better-off, growth for the poor The Filipino has often been described as being able to recover quickly. How long does the feeling of good spirits last and for whom does it last?

Nov272014

Decisions, decisions: joining Rice Survivor

Written by // Grace Cañas Categories // Communicating rice science

Decisions, decisions: joining Rice Survivor I work with the communication team of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and, admittedly—save for getting knee-deep in rice field mud as a kid—I didn't have any hands-on experience with rice production. Until now.

Nov242014

The benefits of safe and responsible use of modern biotechnology

Written by // Violeta Villegas Categories // Golden Rice blog

The benefits of safe and responsible use of modern biotechnology The 10th National Biotechnology Week starts today in the Philippines, and with it I am heartened to continue hearing about how modern biotechnology has helped uplift the lives of Filipino farmers.

Oct212014

Sitting beside two revolutions

Written by // Liz Baroña-Edra Categories // Communicating rice science

Sitting beside two revolutions When my boss, over the phone, told me that "IR8 is here," I knew exactly what he meant. But I allowed myself a few moments to smile at how confusing the sentence would have been to someone else.

Sep182014

The man behind the IRC2014 logo

Categories // Communicating rice science

The man behind the IRC2014 logo By now you must be familiar with the IRC2014 logo. But how often do you stop to think where the logo came from and who designed it? There's a real story here.

Jul312014

The global rice market winks at El Niño and Thai problems

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

The global rice market winks at El Niño and Thai problems The rice market faces political and weather uncertainties

Nov272014

Women at the heart of technology delivery in the remote tribal villages of Odisha

Written by // Sonia Akter Categories // Gender

Women at the heart of technology delivery in the remote tribal villages of Odisha It is not just about including women but, rather, about the strong social inclusion of the most vulnerable, marginalized, and left out.

Oct312014

Rice made healthier

Categories // Golden Rice blog

Rice made healthier IRRI and PhilRice are working together in the research and development of healthier rice, one of which is Golden Rice.

Oct212014

The second green revolution has begun: rice research and global food security

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

The second green revolution has begun: rice research and global food security To meet the world’s growing food security needs and face the parallel challenges of improving nutrition and reducing poverty under a changing global climate, a second – science-based – Green Revolution in agriculture is already under way.

Aug202014

Women introduce mechanized farming in Bihar

Written by // Sonia Akter Categories // Gender

Women introduce mechanized farming in Bihar A group of women farmers from Bihar challenged the traditional concept of agricultural services being a male-dominant enterprise by becoming the very first agricultural service providers in India this year.

Jul142014

All’s Not Well in the Rice Market

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

All’s Not Well in the Rice Market Underlying market sentiments are rapidly changing, and the global rice market faces the possibility of a production shortfall in many rice-growing nations because of El Niño events.

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