Thursday, May 15, 2014

CORRA members share rice sector strategies and plans

GRiSP facilitates partnership on Asian Rice

Members of the Council for Partnership in Rice Research in Asia (CORRA) shared their visions, strategies, and plans for the development of their rice sectors at a recent workshop jointly organized by CORRA and the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP).

The workshop aimed to ensure that the activities of IRRI and GRiSP are broadly supportive of the aspirations and plans of the CORRA members.

About 40 representatives from CORRA member countries in South and Southeast Asia, IRRI staff from HQ and country offices, FAO, and CIAT participated in the CORRA-GRiSP workshop held in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 6-7 May 2014.

The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) hosted this event.

The senior officials of the National Agriculture Research and Extension Systems (NARES) of the various CORRA countries presented their respective national rice sector status and programs.  The reports by India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Iran and Vietnam contained very useful information on the statuses and directions of the rice sectors of the participating countries.

The information from the plans will guide the work of the CORRA and GRiSP, particularly in setting the directions and the allocation of resources in support of global rice research.

The next step is to enable more Asian countries and NARES to prepare and share their own plans.
Arrangements will also be made for regular updating of the plans in future years.

It is expected that the CORRA ministerial meeting at the International Rice Congress (IRC) in Bangkok in October 2014 will be another important venue for sharing and collaboration toward the successful implementation of the plans and strategies.

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