INDIA, Hyderabad (22 June 2023) – Recognizing the need to increase adoption of the Enterprise Breeding System (EBS) in South Asia, IRRI EBS Data Management Team conducted training among scientists, researchers, and technicians at the IRRI South Asia Hub, Hyderabad, India on 22-26 May 2023.
Thursday, June 29, 2023
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
TANGAIL, Bangladesh (9 June 2023) – The Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) jointly organized a training on rice seed production, processing, preservation, and marketing for dealers and seed growers at Tangail Bangladesh. BADC-registered members from across the value chain were invited to introduce new varieties of rice and discuss the production and development of quality seed through processing, preservation, and marketing so that they can be extension advisors within their farming communities or networks.
Friday, June 16, 2023
Nairobi, Kenya - The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)'s Enterprise Breeding System (EBS) Data Management and Breeding Operations recently brought together scientists and researchers from various African nations for a comprehensive training program. The week-long training focused on modern breeding strategies and the utilization of EBS concepts and tools in East and Southern Africa (ESA). Participants from Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, Burundi, Malawi, Madagascar, and Ethiopia attended the event, representing agricultural research institutions in their respective countries.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
The Zeigler Experiment Station (ZES) conducted its annual Refresher Training Course on Safe Operation & Maintenance of Farm Machinery for 2 half-days on May 16-17. This training course aimed to equip ZES operators and mechanics with the proper understanding of safety in operation and regular maintenance of farm machinery (e.g., tractors, implements, combine harvesters, etc) was attended by thirteen (13) ZES staff. Mr. Caling Balingbing of the Postharvest and Mechanization team under the Sustainable Impact for Rice-based Systems Platform served as a resource person.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
The Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Indonesia Project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) of the Republic of Korea aims to increase the incomes and yields of Indonesian rice farmers and contribute to the Indonesian government's goals for rural prosperity, food security, environmental sustainability and climate mitigation and adaptation through the development and dissemination of RCM.
West Java rice farmers and extension staff take part in discussion for improving Rice Crop Manager adoption
Indramayu, West Java – The Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Indonesia Project conducted a focus group discussion (FGD) and key informant interviews (KIIs) to understand the current capacities and constraints of farmers and extension workers regarding RCM on 25 May in West Java.