IRRI History

IRRI History

IRRI has had a long and lustrous history that spans some 55 years. Since its inception in 1960, the Institute has provided a home to innovative scientists many of whom have made it their lives' work to feed the hungry and reduce poverty through rice research.

You can also check out IRRI historic videos and pioneer interviews produced by IRRI historian Gene Hettel.

Dec022015

This month in IRRI history: December

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This month in IRRI history: December This is the twelfth and last blog installment in my year-long trek through IRRI’s history. It’s been fun and exciting to pull it all together and I hope that you readers have enjoyed it. In retirement, I hope to keep working on the timeline.

Aug252015

This month in IRRI history: September

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This month in IRRI history: September Notable activities and events for the month of September throughout IRRI history

May262015

This month in IRRI history: June

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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.

Feb232015

This month in IRRI history: March

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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.

Nov042015

This month in IRRI history: November

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This month in IRRI history: November In November as the year begins to wind down, one might think that activity might begin to slow down as well—but not at IRRI, no-slowdown whatsoever!

Jul312015

This month in IRRI history: August

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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.

May012015

This month in IRRI history: May

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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.

Feb022015

This month in IRRI history: February

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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.

Sep282015

This month in IRRI history: October

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This month in IRRI history: October Historically, October has been the busiest month on the IRRI calendar—by far! I can attest to this because it took me the longest time to prepare this October segment of my 12-month blog series.

Jun232015

This month in IRRI history: July

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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.

Apr012015

This month in IRRI history: April

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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!

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.