Thursday, October 22, 2015

Myanmar recognizes IRRI’s contribution to the country’s rice sector development

The Republic of Union of Myanmar cited IRRI for its significant contribution and continuous support to sustainable food security and nutrition through Rice Sector Development in Myanmar.

The award was conferred by the Honorable President of the Republic of Union of Myanmar, H.E. U Thein Sein at the Convocation Hall, Yezin Agricultural University (YAU), Nay Pyi Taw on 16 October.

IRRI representative in Myanmar To Phuc Tuong received the award on behalf of IRRI Director General Robert Zeigler. In his message, Dr. Zeigler expressed his thanks to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation for recognizing IRRI's contributions.

The ceremony was held on World Food Day, a global movement committed o eradicating hunger in our lifetime. The World Food day event also showcased IRRI activities in Myanmar and Asia, including IRRI rice lines and newly released varieties in Myanmar.

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