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.

Building regional security through rice

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20170310 mm itrc tGRIFFITH, NSW, Australia – “Australia has an opportunity to contribute to regional security through food.” said Matthew Morell, Director General of  International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in his keynote address to the International Temperate Rice Conference on March 7th, 2017.

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.

IRRI Director General receives honorary degree

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20170213 DG Morrell receives degree tBHUBANESWAR, INDIA - February 13, 2017 – Dr. Matthew Morell, Director General of the International Rice Research Institute, was presented with an Honorary Doctorate today at the 36th Convocation of the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT).