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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.

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.

Reaching resource-poor farmers: innovative partnerships in video-led extension

Reaching resource-poor farmers: innovative partnerships in video-led extension

Ahmad Salahuddin, Noel Magor, Rikin Gandhi, Bill Hardy

This report documents the pilot and its review that culminated in a mini-workshop of the main actors and potential stakeholders in March 2012.

Rice-maize systems in Asia: current situation and potential

Rice-maize systems in Asia: current situation and potential

J. Timsina, R.J. Buresh, A. Dobermann, J. Dixon

This report contains information on a strategic assessment of Rice-maize (R-M) cropping systems for 29 selected sites representing diverse soils, climate, and agroecosystems across nine countries in Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam).

Guide to participatory varietal selection for submergence-tolerant rice

Guide to participatory varietal selection for submergence-tolerant rice

T.R. Paris, D. Manzanilla, G. Tatlonghari, R. Labios, A. Cueno, D. Villanueva

Participatory varietal selection (PVS) is a simple way for breeders and agronomists to learn which varieties perform well on-station and on-farm and to obtain feedback from the potential end users in the early phases of the breeding cycle.

Practical field guide to weeds of rice in Asia, A (Bahasa Indonesia)

Practical field guide to weeds of rice in Asia, A (Bahasa Indonesia)

B.P. Caton, M. Mortimer, J.E. Hill, D.E. Johnson

This guide tried to collect practical information about some of the most common weeds of rice in Asia.

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, L.T. Fabellar, Z. Lu

This book will be an important tool for scientists, professors, and students involved in insecticide toxicology and research on insecticide resistance.

Practical field guide to weeds of rice in Asia, A (English) 2nd edition

Practical field guide to weeds of rice in Asia, A (English) 2nd edition

B.P. Caton, M. Mortimer, J.E. Hill, D.E. Johnson

This guide tried to collect practical information about some of the most common weeds of rice in Asia. The guide contains information about the botany, ecology, herbicide resistance, and cultural control of these species in a short text that should be easy to use in the field. It also includes pictures to aid in early and accurate species identification.

Research to Impact: Case Studies for Natural Resource Management for Irrigated Rice in Asia

Research to Impact: Case Studies for Natural Resource Management for Irrigated Rice in Asia

F.G. Palis, G.R. Singleton, M.C. Casimero, B. Hardy

This book is a key resource for scientists, extension workers, and students who are interested in overcoming the research and extension divide for effective scaling up and scaling out of agricultural technologies. The various case studies presented emphasize the important role of research along the research-to-impact continuum.

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