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PhilRice and IRRI jointly protect elite breeding lines

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20140416-nubayan-tMutual protection of elite breeding lines marked a renewed collaboration between the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), signed at the PhilRice headquarters at the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, on 3 April 2014.

44 new rice varieties in Asia and Africa

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20140219-44-new-rice-varieties-in-Asia-and-Africa-teaserIn 2013, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its partners released 44 new and improved rice varieties, continuing the decades-long mission of using rice science to reduce hunger. Around half of the current global population—or about 3.5 billion people—relies on rice as a source of sustenance and livelihood.

Upcoming events this month at IRRI

Here's a look at IRRI's noteworthy events and activities that are open to the public this month. For bookings, reservations, and general inquiries, please email the Events, Visitors, and Exhibits Office (EVEO) at or call +632 580 5600 (ext. 2575/2201) or +6349 536 2701 to 2705 (ext. 2575/2201).