Thursday, December 7, 2023

IRRI collaborates with Chuka University to advance agricultural research in Kenya

In a bid to nurture the next generation of agricultural researchers, scientists from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the management of Chuka University, Kenya discussed activities for advancing agricultural research on 20 November 2023.

Friday, December 1, 2023

Nepal’s stakeholders choose new rice varieties during the Farmer’s Field Day

Scientists and farmers in Nepal have identified promising new rice varieties that could significantly boost rice productivity and production in the country's diverse agroecologies. These new varieties, which were evaluated through participatory rice variety evaluation  through varietal cafeteria  conducted by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), offer the potential to address Nepal's growing food security needs.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Client-oriented crop cafeterias in Bangladesh facilitate the evaluation and selection of new rice varieties by different stakeholders

Madhupur Farm, Tangail, the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC), and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) organized crop cafeterias to facilitate the scientific evaluation and selection processes of 37 new rice varieties by different stakeholders on 11 November 2023 in Dhaka.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Trainers prep for scaling a digital platform that improves rice production monitoring in the Mekong River Delta

The Department of Crop Production (DCP) of Vietnam and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) organized training in the use of the Rice production activity Monitoring and Reporting (RiceMoRe) System in Can Tho City on 08 November 2023.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Crop cafeteria field day set to transform agriculture in Aglapali, Odisha

Aglapali, ODISHA (10 November 2023) — The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Seed System and Product Management (SSPM), Balangir Department of Agriculture (DoA), and the Radha Krushna Pani Panchayat (RKPP) organized a Crop Cafeteria Field Day on 03-04 November 2023 in Aglapali, Balangir to improve rice production in the area.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Hai Phong officials trained on the use of RiceMoRe for efficient, accurate, and standardized reporting

Hai Phong City, Vietnam - A ground-breaking software tool called RiceMoRe (Rice production activity monitoring and reporting system) was introduced to officials from the sub-department of Crop Production and Plant Protection and the Agricultural Extension Center of Hai Phong City.

Friday, November 3, 2023

Exploring a new decision support tool for climate change adaptation in Vietnam's Mekong River Delta

10 Oct 2023, Hanoi, Vietnam — Vietnam's Mekong River Delta (MRD), known for its agricultural significance, is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, making this endeavor crucial for the region's sustainability and food security. In an effort to address the challenges posed by climate change and foster adaptive capacity in MRD, stakeholders from various sectors such as policy/ government, research institutions, etc. recently for a consultation workshop on the application of the Prioritizing Agronomy in Changing Environments (PAiCE) tool. This decision support tool, developed through a partnership with the CGIAR Initiative on Excellence in Agronomy (EiA), aims to identify and prioritize climate change adaptation options for the crop production sector in MRD. During the workshop, participants engaged in discussions on how to effectively adapt and apply the PAiCE tool to enhance the resilience and adaptability of crop production in the face of climate change impacts.