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Our Work

Rising to meet the world's biggest challenges

We work through nine Outcome Themes to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
 

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and well-being
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Climate action
  • Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
  • Developing environmentally sustainable solutions for rice systems

    This research program is focused on advancing the environmental sustainability of the rice-based system through transformative and multidisciplinary research and approaches. Focusing on the five core domains – Air & Climate, Water, Energy, Soil health, and Biodiversity & Pest ecology – this theme works on  improving the productivity and income from rice-based systems while minimizing the environmental footprints.

  • Facilitating rice research through enabling technologies

    By facilitating the adoption and translation of enabling technologies and making them accessible to all stakeholders, we build and strengthen partnerships and networks for a more equitable playing field in research-driven innovation.

  • Shaping future rice value chains and policies

    By developing future scenarios, policies, and strategies for rice agri-food systems, we facilitate dialog and guide prioritization of future-focused research, development, and policy investments that shape pathways towards income, food, and nutrition-secure futures.

  • Catalyzing Innovation for health, equity and resilience

    There is a need to make people-centric innovations and technologies available to vulnerable socio-economic groups like women and the youth that are dependent on rice-based agri-food systems. Through knowledge, training, and capacity building, there is an opportunity to empower marginalized sectors and uplift their productivity, incomes, and way of life.

  • Enabling data driven decision support for rice agri-food systems

    By advancing the frontiers of agro-geo-information systems through the distillation of complex data into accurate and accessible information, we can enable more precise planning and better decision-making in our agricultural strategies, leading to sustainable environmental management and improved food security.