Some of the world's leading experts on rice science convene this week at the Philippine headquarters of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to review research efforts toward making rice systems work better for the poor.
Hanoi—Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) this week put its full weight behind a national strategy designed to make rice production an even larger engine of inclusive economic growth.
The second Green Revolution in rice has been under way for more than 6 years, reckons Robert Zeigler, director general of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna - "One thing is clear about climate change—we need to be ready for it," said DA Undersecretary Fred Serrano to 400 farmers who attended the Araw ng Magsasaka sa IRRI (Farmers’ Day at IRRI).
The two Manansalas at the IRRI Headquarters in Los Baños are up for a proper ‘R and R,’ thanks to a donation from the Friends of Manansala Foundation, Inc., or FMFI.
The 3000 Rice Genomes Project, a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the International Rice Research Institute, and BGI, provides a massive rice genomic sequence resource for worldwide use.
"No farmer must be left behind — this adds all the more to our resolve to continue the research on Golden Rice, a potential new food-based approach to help fight VAD, a form of hidden hunger,” said Dr. Violeta Villegas, Golden Rice project coordinator.
Calling all scientists in the early stages of their careers who want to help feed half the world. You are encouraged to apply for the Global Rice Science Scholarships (GRiSS) for Ph.D.-level study and research in various areas of rice science.
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna - Rice is the largest part of the Filipino diet and healthier versions of the staple can go a long way in helping solve key health concerns, as well as improve public health in general, says Senator Villar.
Water supply to about 27,000 rice farmers in Central Luzon in the Philippines was cut off due in part to decreasing water levels at Angat Dam, bringing attention again to the need for everyone to save water even for growing rice, the ‘thirstiest’ of all crops.
IRRI Director General, at the World Economic Forum on East Asia, calls on governments and the private sector to ensure that farming families share in the benefits of inclusive growth.