Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Philippines: Yolanda fund drive continues

Sylvia Avance of the IRRI Partnerships Office
turned over donations from staff to
the Philippine Red Cross on 21 Nov. 2013
IRRI initial collection of donations from its staff (Yolanda fund drive) for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) were turned over by the Philippine Desk of the Partnerships Office to the Philippine National Red Cross on 21 November 2013.

The Partnerships Office will continue to accept donations from staff until Friday, 29 November 2013.

As part of its response to the disaster, IRRI is working closely with the Philippine Department of Agriculture to determine the extent of typhoon damage on rice production and to provide seeds of flood-tolerant rice to farmers for free.

Related stories | IRRI offers rice seed aid for Leyte farmers
Post-typhoon rice damage assessed in the Philippines
Yolanda survivors to get help from IRRI

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