Communicating rice science

Communicating rice science

Communicating rice science showcases the different voices and thoughts of IRRI's communicators as they trudge through the daily grind of letting the world know about rice research. The views expressed on this blog do not necessarily represent the views of IRRI and its management.

Oct272017

My UNLEASH experience

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

My UNLEASH experience UNLEASH is a global nonprofit initiative that aims to help achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In August 2017, it gathered 1,000 talents from all over the world for nine days in Denmark.

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.

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.

Mar212014

Water as we know it

Written by // Paula Bianca Ferrer Categories // Communicating rice science

Water as we know it As we celebrate World Water Day, let's reflect on what it means to live in a world that's 70% water.

Feb102016

Reel to real: Leo-Kate, development, and millennials

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

Reel to real: Leo-Kate, development, and millennials Let me tell you why "Development" is my "Leo-Kate".

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.

Apr302014

IRRI through my lens

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

IRRI through my lens Rice science for a better world couldn't get any more beautiful than this.

Mar192014

Writing about science is hard

Written by // S. L. Pineda Categories // Communicating rice science

Writing about science is hard There is an art and a science to writing about science. Sometimes, though, we forget about the art.

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.

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.

Apr212014

Outside my window

Written by // S. L. Pineda Categories // Communicating rice science

Sometimes it's good to look out the window to remind us why we're doing what we do.