Friday, July 28, 2023

Training women farmers in scientific fish farming to boost production and income in the Ganges Delta

Scientific fish farming is the key to enhancing the production efficiency of the aquaculture sector. However, in the Sundarbans Region in the Ganges Delta of West Bengal, India, fish farming practices are mostly traditional and labor intensive involving little pond management and feeding.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Towards enhancing Rice Crop Manager dissemination and adoption in Indonesia

(BOGOR, Indonesia, 24 July) — The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) took a significant step towards transforming rice farming in Indonesia with its Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Indonesia project through an online training program on the RCM Baseline Survey Questionnaire. The training, held on 20- 21 July via Zoom, aimed to equip 31 participants from both Badan Standarisasi Instrumen Pertanian (BSIP) and IRRI with the necessary skills to conduct a comprehensive baseline assessment to enhance dissemination and adoption.

Harnessing multi-stakeholders cooperation to improve rice straw-based value chains in Vietnam

CẦN THƠ, Vietnam (10 July 2023) – To develop value chain upgrading strategies for rice straw-based compost and biodegradable products in Vietnam, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in cooperation with the Crop Production and Plant Protection Sub-department of Cần Thơ City, organized a Stakeholders’ Workshop.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Online modules on Solar Irrigation for Agricultural Resilience launched!

IRRI Education, the educational arm of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) developed and launched a series of micromodules entitled “Empowering Agriculture using Solar Irrigation Resilience”.

Assam’s Grand Harvest program: fostering accelerated adoption of rice farm mechanization

In Assam State, India, agriculture is the backbone of the economy. The agro-climatic condition of Assam, with its highly fertile arable soils, abundant rainfall, and rich biodiversity favors the production of rice.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

IRRI, BSMRAU, and BSA to launch seed certification course to enhance the quality and productivity of the agriculture sector in Bangladesh.

[Dhaka, 06/07/2023] – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agriculture University (BSMRAU), and Bangladesh Seed Association (BSA) have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance the quality and productivity of the agriculture sector in Bangladesh.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

IRRI scientists learn about biofortification breeding in maize from Purdue University professor

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna - Dr. Torbert Rocheford, Professor and Patterson Endowed Chair in Translational Genomics for Crop Improvement in Purdue University, shared his expertise on “Biofortification Breeding for Higher ProVitamin A and Macular Carotenoids in Maize Globally for Improved Nutrition and Health’ on 6 July at the IRRI Headquarters, Philippines.