University of Illinois (UoI) at Urbana-Champaign and IRRI on 26 October, during the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which established Land Grant universities such as Illinois.
UoI was represented by Phillis Wise, vice president and chancellor of the university. Pradeep Khanna, associate chancellor, was also present during the signing.
IRRI DG Bob Zeigler discussed with Dr. Wise areas of possible collaboration between the two institutions. Dr. Zeigler completed his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from UoI.
The university through their ADM Institute of Postharvest Technology will work closely with IRRI in South Asia in the areas of capacity building and postharvest value chains and technologies for rice cropping systems.
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