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Conference highlights need for increased climate funding for rice agri-food systems

Correspondent (Delhi) A global conference is calling for more investment in climate change initiatives for the world’s most important food crop. “Rice contributes about 1.5 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions, but doesn’t receive nearly as much of global climate investment,” said Dr. Bjoern Ole Sander, Vietnam Representative of the International Rice

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JFE Steel Joins Direct Seeded Rice Consortium, tests for performance of Iron-Coating Technology of rice in Asia

Correspondent : JFE Steel Corporation has joined the Direct Seeded Rice Consortium (DSRC), led by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in March 2019, in order to test the performance of coating rice seeds with iron powder in flooded paddies in the Philippines. Through this partnership, JFE Steel aims to

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IRRI, Tao Corporation sign pact for the commercialization and distribution of elite hybrid rice varieties across the Philippines

Correspondent (Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines) The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Tao Commodity Trader, Inc. (TCTI) – a subsidiary of Tao Corporation (http://www.taocommunity.com/home), one of the Philippines’ Top 500 diversified business groups – have signed a seven-year Limited Exclusivity Commercial License Agreement to promote the commercialization and nationwide distribution

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Addressing the effects of climate change on rice productivity: ADB, IRRI convene three-country policy workshops on scaling-up climate-smart practices for sustainable and intensive rice-based farming

Correspondent (Philippines) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in partnership with the national research and extension systems (NARES) of Bangladesh, Nepal and Cambodia convened consultative workshops in the three countries aimed at proposing policy recommendations to promote widespread adoption of research-proven climate-smart practices and varieties

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चारधाम यात्रा पर जानेवाले यात्रीगण देहरदून पुलिस ने यात्रियों के लिए एडवाइजरी जारी की

संवाद (दिल्ली ) देहरदून पुलिस ने यात्रियों के लिए एडवाइजरी जारी की है। मेरठ, दिल्ली और एनसीआर से बदरीनाथ और केदानाथ धाम की यात्रा पर जाने वाले यात्रियों के लिए मुजफ्फरनगर-मीरपुर-बिजनौर होते हुए कोटद्वार से श्रीनगर मार्ग होते हुए जाना सही निर्णय होगा। इन्हीं यात्रियों को अगर यमुनोत्री और गंगोत्री

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IRRI and India reaffirm their commitment to a more enriched rice sector on the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi

Correspondent (Los Banos, Laguna) The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), together with the Indian Embassy in the Philippines, celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary with a tree-planting ceremony. “For six decades, IRRI and India have been strong partners in improving the rice sector of the country,”  said by H. E. Jaideep Mazumdar,

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Regional symposium in IRRI SARC with private sector partners — ‘Transforming rice grain quality and nutrition in South Asia’

Correspondent (Delhi) The International Rice Research Institute’s South Asia Regional Centre (IRRI SARC) organized a regional symposium on ‘Transforming Rice Grain Quality and Nutrition in South Asia’, inviting private sector representatives from the seed industry, milling, crop protection, agri digital and genomic services, traders, and the FMCG sector.  The day-long event

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IRRI and Philippine Department of Agriculture renew partnership to invigorate rice sector in the midst of climate change

Correspondent (Philippines)  The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) renewal of their scientific and technical partnership will strengthen and further develop their collaborative efforts to address the challenges faced by the Philippine rice sector, including climate change and food security. Signed by DA Secretary Emmanuel

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IRRI, University of Nagoya strengthen partnership in rice research and education

Correspondent (Los Baños, Philippines) The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Nagoya University strengthened their partnership by signing an agreement to intensify cooperation in rice research and education. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Dr. Seiichi Matsuo, President of Nagoya University, and by Dr. Matthew Morell, Director General of IRRI,

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