Books

Given IRRI’s rich history, we’ve published numerous books over the years detailing the Institute’s work in numerous areas. IRRI’s books tackle subject matter as diverse as the impact of rice research on farmers as well as consumers to climate change and rice policy. These books are free to download. If you encounter any problems downloading any of IRRI's publications, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

In addition to recent titles listed below, go to IRRI's presence on Google Book Search to access the entire collection.

Rice Almanac, 4th edition

Rice Almanac, 4th edition

Jay Maclean, Bill Hardy, Gene Hettel

Source book for one of the most important economic activities on Earth

Research Methods in Toxicology and Insecticide Resistance Monitoring of Rice Planthoppers

Research Methods in Toxicology and Insecticide Resistance Monitoring of Rice Planthoppers

K.L. Heong, K.H. Tan, C.P.F. Garcia, Z. Liu, Z. Lu

The second edition of this book builds on the first edition, incorporating more research methods with examples and new interpretation of data. The book will be a valuable resource for scientists, university professors, researchers, and students involved in insecticide toxicology and insecticide resistance research.

GRiSP Women in motion

GRiSP Women in motion

Global Rice Science Partnership

Women play an important role in the global rice sector as both paid and unpaid family labor.

GRiSP Partnership in motion

GRiSP Partnership in motion

Global Rice Science Partnership

The CGIAR Research Program for Rice, known as the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), is a partnership coordinated by six research-for-development organizations that bring together over 900 partners from the academic, public, private, and civil society sectors with a stake in the rice development sector.

Management strategies for weedy rice in Asia

Management strategies for weedy rice in Asia

Bhagirath Singh Chauhan

This publication describes various cultural weed management strategies, both preventive and cultural, to reduce the problem of weedy rice in direct-seeded rice systems. This information will help researchers and extension specialists to develop programs to manage weedy rice in rice production systems.

EIRLSBN: Twenty years of achievements in rice breeding

EIRLSBN: Twenty years of achievements in rice breeding

B.C.Y. Collard, A.M. Ismail, B. Hardy

The Eastern India Rainfed Lowland Shuttle Breeding Network (EIRLSBN) has now been in operation (in various forms) for more than 20 years and it has been a “quiet achiever.” Therefore, it is high time that the history and accomplishments of this successful breeding network be formally documented, especially for the sake of the next generation of breeders and rice scientists.

Meta-Impact Assessment of the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium

Meta-Impact Assessment of the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium

Rejesus R.M., Martin A.M., Gypmantasiri P.

The report assesses the impact of a selection of natural resource management technologies rolled out in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Handbook on Rice Policy for Asia

Handbook on Rice Policy for Asia

A. Tobias, I. Molina, H.G. Valera, K.A. Mottaleb, A. Mohanty

This handbook summarizes the current policy structure in the major rice-producing and rice-consuming countries in Asia.

Adoption and diffusion of modern rice varieties in Bangladesh and eastern India

Adoption and diffusion of modern rice varieties in Bangladesh and eastern India

M. Hossain, W.M.H. Jaim, T.R. Paris, B. Hardy

The book is based on findings from extensive surveys of 31,527 households in Bangladesh and three neighboring states of India (West Bengal, Orissa, and Jharkhand).

Patterns of adoption of improved rice varieties and farm-level impacts in stress-prone rainfed areas in South Asia

Patterns of adoption of improved rice varieties and farm-level impacts in stress-prone rainfed areas in South Asia

S. Pandey, D. Gauchan, M. Malabayabas, M. Bool-Emerick, B. Hardy

Widespread and persistent poverty in Asia is a longstanding problem, particularly in rainfed ecosystems. Rice is dominant in these areas because it is the only crop that can be grown in the wet season.

Sowing the seeds of rice science: achievements and future directions for training at IRRI

Sowing the seeds of rice science: achievements and future directions for training at IRRI

I. R. Molina, G.T. Castillo, R. Barker, P. Castanar, N. Magor

Training of national scientists in different aspects of rice research and extension as well as in rice-based cropping systems is an integral part of the International Rice Research Institute’s (IRRI) continuing research efforts (IRRI 1983).

Advances in Temperate Rice Research

Advances in Temperate Rice Research

K.K. Jena, B. Hardy

The Temperate Rice Research Consortium (TRRC), established by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in cooperation with the Rural Development Administration (RDA), Republic of Korea, is an appropriate forum to tackle the various constraints of temperate rice production.

Methodologies for root drought studies in rice

Methodologies for root drought studies in rice

H.E. Shashidhar, Amelia Henry, Bill Hardy

The focus of this manual is the description of relatively high-throughput, low-cost, and precise root phenotyping techniques, adopted by researchers across the world, that have been developed for drought studies on rice.

Patterns of varietal adoption and economics of rice production in Asia

Patterns of varietal adoption and economics of rice production in Asia

H. Wang, S. Pandey, O. Velarde, B. Hardy

This book aims at providing such socioeconomic contexts for rice production in the key countries in Asia (Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Pakistan) where the "Green Super Rice" project is taking place. The various chapters in this book are based on household-level benchmark data on farmers' resource endowments, their livelihood strategies, rice production practices, technology adoption patterns, constraints to the adoption of existing improved technologies, gendered division of labor, and household income structures.

Weed management in direct-seeded rice systems

Weed management in direct-seeded rice systems

Bhagirath Singh Chauhan

There is a need to integrate different weed management strategies to achieve effective and sustainable weed control in direct-seeded rice systems. This publication describes different strategies, including preventive and cultural approaches, to manage weeds in these systems.

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