MANILA, Philippines—The threatening nature of bacterial blight (BB) on rice production was recognized only when TN1 and IR8, the first generation of semidwarf, high-yielding rice varieties, were attacked by the disease. The ensuing BB epidemics in the 1960s prompted international research efforts to control it.
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (23 August 2016) - At the annual gathering of ASEAN’s top agriculture policymakers taking place this week in Palawan, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will showcase tools, practices, and expertise that could help countries cope with the effects of climate change and strengthen food security in the region.
BEIJING, China—The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to collaborate on scientific research focused on genomics and germplasm enhancement to meet the challenges of global food security.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—The Royal Government of Cambodia signed an agreement with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to further strengthen the country’s rice sector through research and training.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – A new seed laboratory has opened at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). It will increase the capacity and speed at which seeds are prepared for entry into the International Rice Genebank, where the germplasm of more than 127,000 rice varieties from around the world are kept for conservation, scientific research, and breeding purposes.
Dhaka, Bangladesh and Los Baños, Philippines – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Advanced Chemical Industries Ltd. (ACI) announced today a partnership to build a state-of-the-art rice breeding program in Bangladesh.
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines – In a bid to rally ASEAN members and other rice-growing countries in Asia to invest more in rice research and innovation, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will present a 10-point Action Plan to the region’s top agriculture policymakers at the annual SOM-AMAF conference to be held next week in this resort city in western Philippines.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia–The Royal Government of Cambodia and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) celebrated 30 years of working together to secure the country’s food and grow its rice sector.
ALABANG, Philippines—Cultivating climate-smart rice varieties in unfavorable environments could boost local rice production, says Edilberto de Luna, Philippine agriculture assistant secretary for operations.
MANILA, Philippines—Reliable information based on satellite data and ground observations can help the Philippines prepare for and mitigate the effect of recurring disasters, such as typhoons and El Niño on rice areas in Mindanao.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko received an overview of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the institute’s vibrant partnership with Japan during a short visit to the IRRI headquarters on Friday afternoon (29 January).
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