Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Philippine rice straw project conducts virtual events for Filipino farmers

The Sustainable Rice Straw Management for Bioenergy, Food, and Feed in the Philippines (RiceStrawPH) project held its first virtual events on sustainable rice straw management as part of its online initiatives to reach its stakeholders in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar, Accelerating initiatives for sustainable rice straw management in the Philippines, and the farmers’ field day, conducted online on September 22 and 29, enabled stakeholders to observe sustainable rice straw management practices that aim to improve livelihoods and the resilience of agri-food systems. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

IRRI mourns the passing of leading rice scientist Dr. Tamal Lata Aditya

We are saddened by the news of Tamal Lata Aditya’s sudden demise. As the Research Director of the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Dr. Aditya was actively involved in the development and dissemination of several varieties and promising breeding lines that are responsive to the challenges faced by Bangladeshi farmers such as drought and low yield. Additionally, she was instrumental in developing and implementing BRRI’s research agenda including the release of the institute’s sixth conventionally-bred biofortified high-zinc rice variety.