Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Philippine rice straw project conducts virtual events for Filipino farmers



The Sustainable Rice Straw Management for Bioenergy, Food, and Feed in the Philippines (RiceStrawPH) project held its first virtual events on sustainable rice straw management as part of its online initiatives to reach its stakeholders in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar, Accelerating initiatives for sustainable rice straw management in the Philippines, and the farmers’ field day, conducted online on September 22 and 29, enabled stakeholders to observe sustainable rice straw management practices that aim to improve livelihoods and the resilience of agri-food systems. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

IRRI mourns the passing of leading rice scientist Dr. Tamal Lata Aditya


We are saddened by the news of Tamal Lata Aditya’s sudden demise. As the Research Director of the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Dr. Aditya was actively involved in the development and dissemination of several varieties and promising breeding lines that are responsive to the challenges faced by Bangladeshi farmers such as drought and low yield. Additionally, she was instrumental in developing and implementing BRRI’s research agenda including the release of the institute’s sixth conventionally-bred biofortified high-zinc rice variety.

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.