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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 .

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

Changes in rice farming in the Philippines: Insights from five decades of a household-level survey

Changes in rice farming in the Philippines: Insights from five decades of a household-level survey

P. Moya, K. Kajisa, R. Barker, S. Mohanty, F. Gascon, M.R. San Valentin

This book centers around the structural and economic changes in rice farming that have occurred in the Philippines during the past five decades. As a researcher at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) for more than 30 years, Piedad Moya, the lead author, has been a witness to these changes through her involvement and encounters with farmers. This experience has given her first-hand knowledge of what is actually happening in farmers’ fields and with their families

Establishing community-based seed systems: a training manual

Establishing community-based seed systems: a training manual

D.O. Manzanilla, J.D. Janiya, D.E. Johnson

The Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environments (CURE) seeks to develop community-based seed systems (CBSS) in rainfed rice areas as a delivery system for technologies and capacity enhancement strategies on seed health management, crop diversification, crop management options, and other demand--driven interventions. The aim is to increase productivity and enhance livelihoods.

Rice in the Shadow of Skyscrapers

Rice in the Shadow of Skyscrapers

David Dawe, Steven Jaffee, Nuno Santos

Policy Choices in a Dynamic East and Southeast Asian Setting

IRRI publication catalogue 2014

IRRI publication catalogue 2014

Compiled by L.B. Columbres

IRRI publication catalogue provides list of 2000 to 2014 IRRI scientific publications.

Public-private partnership for hybrid rice (available in CD)

Public-private partnership for hybrid rice (available in CD)

F. Xie, B. Hardy

Proceedings of the 6th International Hybrid Rice Symposium, 10-12 September 2012, Hyderabad, India

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

Guide to the birds of Philippine rice fields

Guide to the birds of Philippine rice fields

Paul Bourdin, Tirso Paris, Fred Serrano, Richard Smedley, Gene Hettel

This guide will help bird enthusiasts identify birds—both common and rare—found frequenting rice fields in the Philippines, spotlighting particularly the rice fields on the research farm of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) as a microcosm for the country as a whole. All of these birds, most assuredly, can be seen in many rice fields within the Philippines, Hence the title of this guide. This guide concentrates on the IRRI fields because they have been intensively surveyed over recent years like no other location in the country.

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 in motion

GRiSP in motion

Global Rice Science Partnership, Annual report 2012

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.

Sustaining excellence in rice research

Sustaining excellence in rice research

2012 IRRI Young Scientists Conference, 8-9 November 2012, International Rice Research Institute Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

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