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Brochures

These brochures include brief descriptions and information about IRRI and its projects and technologies. The research program is responsible for finding funds for printing and distribution.

Singapore home of an international rice futures market

Singapore home of an international rice futures market

Singapore is ideally situated to become the hub of an international rice futures market thanks to its political stability, geography, infrastructure, and trading experience and capacity.

South Korea and IRRI Partnership

South Korea and IRRI Partnership

The Government of the Republic of Korea has been working with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) through the Rural Development Administration (RDA), a collaboration that brought the Green Revolution to South Korea and helped transform the country from a rice importer to a self-sufficient producer.

Sri Lanka and IRRI

Sri Lanka and IRRI

Sri Lanka and IRRI started collaboration in 1960 through exchange of rice varieties and training.

STRASA-STRV

STRASA-STRV

The Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia Project: producing more with less to increase productivity and improve lives

Taiwan and IRRI

Taiwan and IRRI

Taiwan played a significant role in the development of IR8, the “miracle rice” that launched the Green Revolution in Asia.

Thailand and IRRI

Thailand and IRRI

IRRI and Thailand started collaboration in 1960, the year IRRI was established. His Royal Highness Prince Chakrabandhu became a founding member of the IRRI Board of Trustees. Six years later, the IRRI Thailand office was set up.

The BMZ and IRRI partnership

The BMZ and IRRI partnership

The German government has supported IRRI research since 1974 and, as of May 2015, had funded 61 projects through the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), for a total amount of about USD 59 million. But the Germany-IRRI relationship started much earlier, in 1966, when the first German national came to IRRI as a research fellow.

The C4 Rice Project

The C4 Rice Project

The C4 rice project uses cutting-edge science to discover the genes that will supercharge photosynthesis, boost food production, and improve the lives of billions of poor people in the developing world.

The Eddy Covariance Method

The Eddy Covariance Method

IRRI’s climate change research covers various aspects of adaptation and mitigation in rice production systems. Mitigation research focuses on developing technologies and crop management practices that can reduce methane (CH4, a potent greenhouse gas) emissions, and increase the carbon (C) sequestration in biomass and soil to reduce the carbon footprint of irrigated rice.

The European Commission and IRRI

The European Commission and IRRI

The European Commission (EC) has been helping Asia with its staple, rice, since 1978, through its support to the International Rice Research Institute

The Heirloom Rice Project

The Heirloom Rice Project

Raising productivity and enriching the legacy of heirloom or traditional rice by empowering communities in unfavorable rice-based ecosystems

The impact of rice research

The impact of rice research

The impact of investing in rice research to overcome poverty is well documented. In fact, rice research is the single largest documented source of agricultural research benefits in the developing world.

The International Rice Genebank

The International Rice Genebank

The International Rice Genebank at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) holds in trust 126,782 (as of January 2015) types of rice that include modern, traditional, and wild varieties.

The IRRI Experiment Station

The IRRI Experiment Station

Exploring the future of rice farming

The IRRI Pioneer Interviews

The IRRI Pioneer Interviews

Excerpts from selected interviews with IRRI’s rice pioneers conducted by Gene Hettel as one of the activities to commemorate the Institute’s 50th anniversary.

The Japan Rice Breeding Project: Summary of achievements and outlook

The Japan Rice Breeding Project: Summary of achievements and outlook

The Japan Rice Breeding Project (JRBP) has contributed greatly to food security in countries where poverty is prevalent and the risk of food shortage is high.

The PIRCCA Project

The PIRCCA Project

Policy Information and Response Platform on Climate Change and Rice in the ASEAN

The SDC and IRRI Partnership

The SDC and IRRI Partnership

The Government of Switzerland, through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation or SDC, and IRRI started working together in 1984. Since then, SDC has supported the Institute and 31 completed projects, worth a total of about USD 52.5 million.

United States and IRRI

United States and IRRI

The United States played a major role when IRRI was founded in 1960.

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