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PhilRice and IRRI jointly protect elite breeding lines

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harvestMutual 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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rice varietyIn 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.