Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Online Training Empowers BSIP Partners in Indonesian Rainfed and Swampy Agricultural Ecosystems

(BOGOR, Indonesia) 24 August 2023 - The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and BSIP Food Crop have successfully conducted an online training program aimed at enhancing the capabilities of partners from BSIP in rainfed areas: North Sumatera and Central Java, and swampy areas: South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, and South Sumatera. This training focused on the Implementation of the Nutrient Omission Plot Technique (NOPT) and Layanan Konsultasi Padi (LKP) Trials, marking a significant step in advancing sustainable agricultural practices in rainfed and swampy ecosystems.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

RMQA holds seminar on pipette maintenance and calibration as part of QA program

On 22 August 2023, the Risk Management Quality Assurance (RMQA) team of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) held a seminar entitled “Pipette Calibration Standards and Practices”.

Broadening scholars' insights through immersive rice science exploration

The recent excursion organized by the Association of Fellows, Scholars, Trainees, and Residents of IRRI (AFSTRI) marks a significant step in enriching scholars' perspectives on rice science and its cultural resonance. From August 18 to 21, 2023, AFSTRI orchestrated a captivating journey that encompassed the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Nueva Ecija and the breathtaking Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao. This voyage was designed to provide scholars with an immersive understanding of rice science's multifaceted dimensions, combining rigorous laboratory exploration with a poignant cultural immersion.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Dr. Michael D. Purugganan shares insights on genomic innovations in rice

Michael D. Purugganan, Silver Professor of Biology at New York University, provided insights on understanding the evolution of rice and integrating different scales of information in relation to genomics at the seminar to  discuss selection on rice gene expression, inferring gene regulatory networks, and variation in 3D genomic architecture.

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

IRRI partnership in Uttar Pradesh to accelerate seed production and dissemination of new varieties

(UTTAR PRADESH, India,  8 August) - Uttar Pradesh Beej Nigam and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) formed a partnership to expedite the production and distribution of high-yielding, climate-smart, and specialty rice varieties to bolster rice farming and productivity in the state.

Insights from Indonesian farmers and extension workers help enhance digital rice tool

(BOGOR,  Indonesia, 8 August) – Badan Standarisasi Instrumen Pertanian (BSIP) South Kalimantan and BSIP South Sumatera  conducted focus group discussions (FGD) and key informant Interview (KII) activities on 01 and 04 August, respectively, to enhance the  digital agriculture tool Layanan Konsultasi Padi (LKP).

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Bridging cultures and innovations: AFSTRI's new website showcases vibrant community

In a world where cross-cultural collaborations and cutting-edge innovations are paramount, one organization stands out as a symbol of diversity and excellence. The Association of Fellows, Scholars, Trainees, and Residents of IRRI (AFSTRI) recently launched its redesigned website that serves as a vibrant virtual hub bringing together individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds within the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).

Thursday, August 3, 2023

ISARC holds training for farmers to make rice production in India environmentally sustainable

The IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) organised a two-day training session for farmers on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water-use efficiency, and soil health measurements in rice-based systems to make rice cultivation sustainable and increase yields and profitability of farmers.