ASEAN 50th Anniversary Celebration recognizes rice farmers and scientists

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20170807 ASEAN awardees tQuezon City, PHILIPPINES (7 August 2017) - As a young boy in Grade 9 U Than Myint began farming his family’s rice plot to help his mother feed their family. He could not have imagined that several decades later he would be running his own 25.9-hectare rice farm and mentoring fellow rice farmers as the founder and patron of the Agricultural and Livestock Association of Kaytumati.

A close look at IRRI Nutrition

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Why do we need to have an IRRI Nutrition?

Dr. Acuin: Nutrition is a key outcome of IRRI's new Strategic Plan, which is anchored on being more responsive to people's varying needs for rice.

 

Agreement set to expand regional rice seed-sharing

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SIEM REAP, Cambodia (7 June 2017) – A multi-country seed policy agreement that drastically speeds up the distribution of modern rice varieties across countries in South and Southeast Asia is being sought in a meeting of agriculture ministers and representatives of nine countries this weekend (9-10 June 2017) at Siem Reap.

Going beyond yield: IRRI Education to build human capacity in farming

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20170417 ADB IRRI EducationManila, Philippines – Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao and several senior management and Board members of ADB attended the launch of IRRI Education at the ADB headquarters in Manila, Philippines on 17 April. They joined members of the International Rice Research Institute’s Board of Trustees and senior management in a show of support to IRRI Education’s mission.

Not all rice is created equal

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20170725 not all rice is equal tLOS BAÑOS, Philippines (17 July 2017) — Dr. Henry’s presentation, titled Trends in Research and Human Health, was held at IRRI headquarters in celebration of National Nutrition Month in the Philippines.

Agreement on multi-country seed-sharing reached

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20170610 seeds without border teaserSIEM REAP, Cambodia (9–10 June 2017) - Two more countries have joined a regional seed policy agreement that speeds up the distribution of modern rice varieties across nations in South and Southeast Asia. This agreement was formalized during a meeting of agriculture ministers and representatives of nine countries, titled “Seeds without Borders: Regional cooperation for seed-sharing,” on 9-10 June at Siem Reap.