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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.

Upland rice, household food security, and commercialization of upland agriculture in Vietnam

Upland rice, household food security, and commercialization of upland agriculture in Vietnam

S. Pandey, N.T. Khiem, H. Waibel, T.C. Thien

This research monograph, based on a detailed microeconomic study of rice farmers in the uplands of northern Vietnam, throws light on the role of upland rice in farmers’ livelihood systems in this remote area that is still lagging behind in development.

Rice in Laos

Rice in Laos

Edited by J.M. Schiller, M.B. Chanpengxay, B. Linguist, S. Appa Rao

This book, Rice in Laos, helps document the long association of Laos and its people with rice in historical, cultural, and agricultural contexts.

IR varities and their impact

IR varities and their impact

G.S. Khush, P.S. Virk

This publication summarized the available information on 34 IR varieties and prepared a list of 328 IR breeding lines released as 643 varieties in 75 countries.

Companion modelling and multi-agent systems for integrated natural resource management in Asia

Companion modelling and multi-agent systems for integrated natural resource management in Asia

Edited by F. Bousquet, G. Trébuil, B. Hardy

For several years, agricultural research organizations such as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centers and Center for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD) have been opening their portfolio of research methods to the sciences of complexity.

Rice-feeding insects and selected natural enemies in West Africa

Rice-feeding insects and selected natural enemies in West Africa

E.A. Heinrichs, A.T. Barrion

Biology, ecology, identification

Rice research and development in the flood-prone ecosystem

Rice research and development in the flood-prone ecosystem

Edited by S.I. Bhuiyan, M.Z. Abedin, V.P. Singh, B. Hardy

The flood-prone ecosystem consists of the depressed basins and lowland areas adjacent to rivers in the deltas of humid and subhumid tropics and in the coastal areas subject to flooding caused by tidal fluctuations.

Increasing productivity of intensive rice systems through site-specific nutrient management

Increasing productivity of intensive rice systems through site-specific nutrient management

Edited by A. Dobermann, C. Witt, D. Dawe

This book summarizes research conducted from 1994 to 2001 to develop a new concept and the tools needed for site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) in irrigated rice systems and the tools needed for applying it in farmers’ fields.

New approaches to gall midge resistance in rice

New approaches to gall midge resistance in rice

Edited by J. Bennett, J.S. Bentur, I.C. Pasalu, K. Krishnaiah

Proceedings of the International workshop, 22-24 November 1998, Hyderabad, India

Practical field guide to weeds of rice in Asia (English)

Practical field guide to weeds of rice in Asia (English)

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

In this guide, we have tried to collect practical information about some of the most common weeds of rice in Asia.

Advances in rice genetics

Advances in rice genetics

Edited by G.S. Khush, D.S. Brar, B. Hardy

Supplement to Rice genetics IV. Proceedings of the Fourth International Rice Genetics Symposium, 22-27 October 2000, Los Baños, Philippines.

Rice science: innovations and impact for livelihood

Rice science: innovations and impact for livelihood

Edited by T.W. Mew, D.S. Brar, S. Peng, D. Dawe, B. Hardy

This publication is the proceedings of the 24th International Rice Research Conference, the scientific program of the first International Rice Congress.

Breeding rice for drought-prone environments

Breeding rice for drought-prone environments

Edited by K.S. Fischer, R. Lafitte, S. Fukai, G. Atlin, B. Hardy

Drought is a major problem for rice, but most improved rice varieties are susceptible to drought.

Two-line hybrid rice breeding manual

Two-line hybrid rice breeding manual

s.s. Virmani, Z.X. Sun, T.M. Mou, A. Jauhar Ali, C.X. Mao

Several Chinese and IRRI scientists participated in this course as resource persons and provided the training materials focusing on two-line hybrid breeding using the environment- sensitive genic male sterility system.

Hybrid rice for food security, poverty alleviation, and environmental protection

Hybrid rice for food security, poverty alleviation, and environmental protection

Edited by S.S. Virmani, C.X. Mao, B. Hardy

4th InternationalSymposium on Hybrid Rice held in Hanoi, Vietnam (14-17 May 2002)

Proceedings of the second temperate rice conference

Proceedings of the second temperate rice conference

J.E. Hill, B. Hardy

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the national agricultural research systems (NARS) have served the rice-growing community for almost 40 years as providers of international public goods of benefit to rice farmers and consumers worldwide.

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