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Thursday, September 07, 2017, 01:15pm - 02:15pm


IRRI seminar by Takashi Yamano
Thursday Seminar
September 7, 2017
1:15pm-2:15pm, Havener Auditorium

"Lessons Learned from Adoption and Impact Assessment Studies in South Asia"
Author: Dr. Takashi Yamano
Senior Scientist, Agrifood Policy Platform

The presentation will start with identifying roles of adoption and impact assessment studies at IRRI, by drawing lessons learned from adoption and impact assessment studies under the Rice Monitoring Surveys (RMS) in South Asia. The findings from the adoption and area estimates of stress-tolerant rice varieties, DNA fingerprinting of seed samples collected from farmers, and phone bidding experiments will be described. Potential areas for future inter-disciplinary research and project activities under RMS and other assessment studies will be discussed at the end of the presentation.


The IRRI seminar committee continues to encourage IRRI staff members to present seminars about their work. When preparing the PowerPoint for the seminar, staff members are encouraged to download and use the standard IRRI PowerPoint template. Also, shortly after most seminars have concluded, the audio file and PowerPoint file from the presentation will be available on a special Google Drive, accessible to staff at HQ and in the country offices. Please find Link to Thursday Seminar folders.
IRRI seminars are also a forum for invited guests to present information and their opinions on topics relevant to international rice research and the work of IRRI. Speakers at IRRI Seminars are guests of IRRI and we encourage you to welcome them in every way and engage in polite and constructive discussions with them.
If you have a guest visiting from overseas, or know someone else, who you think would be a suitable candidate to give an IRRI seminar, please email the IRRI seminar committee chair, , to see if they can be fitted into the schedule. The IRRI seminar committee would like to channel all guest and special speakers into the IRRI seminars where possible and we will appreciate your help with this.
Archived versions including video, audio and/or presentation files (e.g. PowerPoint) for most seminars are available to all staff at HQ and in country offices at this Google Drive location shortly after the presentation.
Seminar Committee: Virender Kumar, Paul Quick, Nasreen Khan, Damien Platten, Marichu Bernardo, Rochie Cuevas, and Admin support by Lou Herrero


Havener Auditorium