In support of the global rice sector’s growth, IRRI and its partners establish systems and support existing ones that facilitate large-scale adoption of rice technologies across major rice-producing areas.
Our networks and partnerships across the public sector, civil society, and the private sector connect us with large numbers of farmers to support large-scale testing, adaptation, and adoption of new rice technologies and knowledge. This “last-mile delivery” varies in form and scale locally, regionally, and nationally and is inclusive of the intended end-users of innovation; particularly poorer households and women.
We help our partners and other international centers in building better in-house capacity, using tools such as innovative communication technologies. We also support learning alliances among our networks that help us understand the implications of approaches learned in one region to others to improve their success rate. These alliances have a catalytic effect amongst partners stimulating them to do other work and directly benefiting farmers.
IRRI’s work to improve product delivery is part of the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), Theme 6: Supporting the growth of the global rice sector.