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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.


SRP Bangkok Declaration on Sustainable Rice

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The First Global Sustainable Rice Conference (4‐5 October 2017) highlighted the need for urgent high‐level collaborative action to reduce the social, environmental and carbon footprint of rice systems enhance resource efficiency and protect livelihoods and biodiversity in rice landscapes and communities.

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.

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.