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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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Sri Lanka and IRRI sign framework to boost national rice sector

Correspondent (Los Baños, Philippines) The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Government of Sri Lanka today inked a comprehensive work plan to advance Sri Lanka’s rice self sufficiency goals through joint research for development projects in the country in the next five years. Jacqueline Hughes, IRRI’s Deputy Director General for Research

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Cambodia launches first national seed strategy during visit to IRRI

Correspondent (Delhi) Cambodian agriculture officials unveiled their country’s first ever national seed strategy while on a visit to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), recognizing the organization for its significant contribution to the landmark document. The Cambodian delegation, led by H.E. Minister Veng Sakhon of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, visited IRRI

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Leading female rice scientists, young researchers recognized for solutions to global food and nutrition security

Correspondent (Singapore) Female scientists and early career researchers were among the seven trailblazing researchers honored at a special awards ceremony held on the last day of the 2018 International Rice Congress in Singapore. This year’s awardees were selected for their innovative ideas and use of enabling technologies to contribute to a

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IRRI partners with Singapore and UN’s FAO to address world hunger and malnutrition

Correspondent (Singapur)  At the opening ceremonies of the world’s largest scientific conference on rice, three international institutions recognized the global significance of rice, a vehicle for economic prosperity, international development, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Agri-food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), and the Food

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IRRI and Bangladesh Ministry of Finance and Planning highlight resource mobilization efforts to boost agri-food sector

Correspondent (Dhaka) The vital importance of investing in research for development on rice-based agri-food systems was highlighted at a meeting of policymakers, national and international development partners and agricultural research organizations. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Bangladesh Ministry of Finance and Planning, Economic Relations Divisions organized the meeting on

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THE BODY SHOP AND CRUELTY FREE INTERNATIONAL BRING A RECORD-BREAKING 8.3 MILLION SIGNATURES TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO END COSMETIC ANIMAL TESTING GLOBALLY

Correspondent (New York)Today, on World Animal Day, The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International brought 8.3 million signatures against cosmetic animal testing to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to create a global framework to end animal testing while advancing the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda. The celebration of these signatures is a

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IRRI joins hands with CGIAR sister centers to help the continent achieve 90% rice self-sufficiency by 2025

Correspondent (Delhi) The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) opened a new regional office in Nairobi to help Africa boost rice productivity and self-sufficiency. The office was inaugurated by Professor Hamadi Boga, Principal Secretary, Kenyan State Department of Agriculture Research, who was represented by Dr. Margaret Makelo; Mr. Jim Godfrey, Chairman of the Board

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