Tuesday, September 8, 2020

WeRise in Indonesia: Delivering extension advisories effectively in the new normal


Medan, Indonesia - The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in partnership with the Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technology (AIAT) North Sumatra, conducted trainings for agricultural extension workers (AEWs) on delivering advisories to rice farmers through the Weather-rice-nutrient integrated decision support system (WeRise).

Monday, September 7, 2020

Myanmar invests in building skills in digital data collection

Digital transformation is gradually changing the operation in various sectors. To reduce the time and resources associated with collecting data and improving the data quality, digital data collection is a preferred fit for organizations that gather voluminous quantitative data. 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

AMD and IRRI conducts training course on rice straw management amidst pandemic

U Soe Hlaing, DG of AMD, delivering the welcome message to the participants and staff of AMD.

The Agricultural Development Support Project (ADSP) in Myanmar conducted its second rice straw management training using a blended training methodology of online lectures and practical field exercises on 22 June to 3 July 2020 in Yezin, Naypyidaw.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Laser-guided land leveling ramps up in Isabela

Engr. Eddie Rodriquez explaining to the farmers the procedure of LLL

Isabela is the second biggest rice producer in the Philippines and one of the country’s highly mechanized provinces in rice production. With the threat to food security due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mechanization will take an even bigger role in ensuring that the country will have enough food.

Monday, April 27, 2020

IRRI joins local communities in COVID-19 response via 3D printing


IRRI 3D printer printing face shield frame. Video by Claire Sandro.

To support the local government in making communities COVID19-free, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), through its Mechanization and Postharvest Cluster (MPHC),  facilitated 3D printing services for several frontliners in Laguna, Batangas, and Mindoro, Philippines. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Rice Crop Manager now available as an Android application



RCM goes offline, recommendations now available without internet

Los Banos, Laguna - The Department of Agriculture (DA) and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) launched the working version of the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Philippines mobile Android application on March 18, 2020. The offline platform can generate and provide personalized recommendations to individual rice farmers on nutrient and crop management, even without an internet connection.