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Netherlands and IRRI

Netherlands and IRRI

Sharing scientific expertise is an important part of the Netherlands-IRRI partnership, rooted both in history and in mutual research interests. Early interactions between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and IRRI involved the identification of several publications for the IRRI library on the Netherlands’ research experience in Indonesia.

IRRI in East and Southern Africa

IRRI in East and Southern Africa

Rice is a staple food in many African countries and there have been consistent increases in demand for rice in the continent. However, the majority of rice-producing countries in Africa import between 50% and 99% of their rice requirements.1 IRRI has responded to the challenge of helping the continent reach rice self-sufficiency by providing countries in East and Southern Africa (ESA) with improved varieties and technologies, expertise, and training.

Burundi and IRRI

Burundi and IRRI

IRRI started its work in Burundi in 2008 when a memorandum of understanding was signed that led to the establishment of an office at the University of Burundi in Bujumbura.

Nepal and IRRI

Nepal and IRRI

IRRI started working with Nepal in 1966 by providing improved germplasms.

Germany and IRRI

Germany and IRRI

The German government has supported IRRI research since 1974 and, as of May 2015, had funded 61 projects 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.

France and IRRI

France and IRRI

Within a few years of IRRI’s founding in 1960, French scientists were already collaborating with the institute’s researchers, albeit informally.

Australia and IRRI

Australia and IRRI

Australia and IRRI began working together in 1963 when Australian national Ian MacRae came to do research at IRRI as a soil microbiologist.

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.

APEC and IRRI

APEC and IRRI

Rice is crucial to the economic health and food security of many member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Singapore and IRRI

Singapore and IRRI

Though not a rice-growing nation, the cosmopolitan population of Singapore is still largely rice-eating.

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.

Indonesia and IRRI

Indonesia and IRRI

For more than 40 years, Indonesia and IRRI have nurtured a partnership that is mutually beneficial and continually evolving, resulting in increased rice productivity and improved livelihoods for Indonesian rice farmers.

Cambodia and IRRI

Cambodia and IRRI

The IRRI and Cambodia partnership began when six Cambodian scientists underwent training on plant breeding and rice production at the Institute between 1960 and 1973.

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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