Growing rice, cultivating partnerships: 40 years of Indonesia-IRRI collaboration
In the past 40 years, Indonesia’s efforts to produce enough rice for its people have been inextricably interwoven with its partnership with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). This partnership has increased Indonesia’s ability to both feed its population and improve the incomes and, consequently, the living conditions of its millions of farmers and rural folk. It has also created and nurtured a pool of Indonesian scientists and researchers vital to the country’s performance in rice production and processing.
Greater expectations and hopes are now pinned on the Indonesia-IRRI partnership. A resurgent Indonesian economy, coupled with a fast-growing population, is expected to boost demand for rice. Meanwhile, unceasing and increasing competition for land and water from other uses, the projected thinning of the world rice market, as well as the worsening impact of climate change, have placed tremendous pressure on the Indonesian rice industry to achieve higher performance in making rice available, at affordable prices, to everyone.
- Publisher: International Rice Research Institute
- Language: English
- Pages: 36 pages