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Thursday, October 13, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
  • 7th International Rice Blast Conference Rice blast disease remains the most destructive disease of cultivated rice worldwide. Considering that rice is the staple food for more than half of the human population, the disease is a significant threat to food security for many nations. It is, therefore, imperative to devise the novel and stable control strategies for the disease, which requires an understanding of the pathogen, rice blast fungus, and its interaction with rice or other host plants. The International Rice Blast Conference (IRBC) has been the forum to foster collaboration in rice blast research among scientists around the world. Not surprisingly, much progress has been made on the research of the biology, genomics, host-pathogen interactions, resistance, and disease management of rice blast since the last IRBC in Jeju, South Korea, in 2013. To share recent advancements in the scientific research and broaden our understanding of the disease, we host the IRBC07 in Manila, Philippines.

    Event site: http://irbc07.irri.org :: IRRI Events

  • IRRI Board of Trustees Meeting  :: IRRI Events

  • 7th International Rice Blast Conference Rice blast disease remains the most destructive disease of cultivated rice worldwide. Considering that rice is the staple food for more than half of the human population, the disease is a significant threat to food security for many nations. It is, therefore, imperative to devise the novel and stable control strategies for the disease, which requires an understanding of the pathogen, rice blast fungus, and its interaction with rice or other host plants. The International Rice Blast Conference (IRBC) has been the forum to foster collaboration in rice blast research among scientists around the world. Not surprisingly, much progress has been made on the research of the biology, genomics, host-pathogen interactions, resistance, and disease management of rice blast since the last IRBC in Jeju, South Korea, in 2013. To share recent advancements in the scientific research and broaden our understanding of the disease, we host the IRBC07 in Manila, Philippines.

    Event site: http://irbc07.irri.org :: IRRI Events

  • 01:15pm - 02:15pm  Thursday Seminar October 13, 2016
    1:15-2:15 p.m.
    Umali Hall, Rooms ABC
    IRRI

    IRRI-CSIRO collaboration in cropping systems modelling: Research and development into climate change adaptation and sustainability of rice-based cropping systems

    by:
    Donald Gaydon
    Senior Research Scientist, Integrated Agricultural Systems Program
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

    Abstract:
    With the increasing pressure on agricultural systems to meet the need of an increasing global population, sustainable intensification of diversified agri-food systems becomes an important focus for any program of research and development that address food security and nutrition. In addition to the unavoidable threats of climate change and competition with increasing urbanization, economic growth limits available resources and forces systems to adapt to low input and biophysical constraints. An integrative multidisciplinary approach is desirable to address the complexity of relevant interactions, and system modelling has proven to be a powerful tool in such field of research. CSIRO has the APSIM framework, which it has integrated with the IRRI rice model ORYZA2000, in early 2006. This initiated successful collaboration between the two institutes and has since developed into a range of joint research efforts advancing rice-based agricultural systems science to accelerate impact of development projects in improving small farmers’ livelihoods and adaptation to climate change. In this talk, we will share some examples of these collaborations drawn from ACIAR-funded projects in South and Southeast Asia. We will also present details of some ongoing work resulting from these examples and will discuss possibilities to expand and strengthen collaboration between IRRI and CSIRO in the future. :: IRRI Events