Wednesday, September 27, 2023

IRRI and PSPN map lands and connect rice value chains for better farming practices

(BOGOR, Indonesia, 19 September) - The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) continues to seek ways to enhance Layanan Konsultasi Padi (LKP). One of IRRI’s efforts to enhance the platform was to meet with the Platform Sistem Pangan Nasional (PSPN) team from the Ministry of National Development Planning. The focus of this meeting was to explore potential collaboration between two innovative agricultural platforms: IRRI’s Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Indonesia known as Layanan Konsultasi Padi (LKP) and PSPN’s Sawahku.

Improving work efficiency through Drone-based workshop in Bangladesh

(GAZIPUR, Bangladesh) 26 September 2023 – The IRRI-Bangladesh Office and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, co-organized a training-workshop program as part of the Drone-phenotyping Seed Grant Project, held from September 10 to 14, 2023 at the BSMRAU campus. The workshop aimed to inform the participants of the importance of drone technology and its application in precise rice breeding research to improve work and output efficiency.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Improving RCM Indonesia through an Interactive Seminar-Workshop on MELIA with Local Enumerators and Farmers

(BOGOR, Indonesia, 19 September) - The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its key partner in Indonesia, Badan Standardisasi Instrumen Pertanian Tanaman Pangan (BSIP TP), are committed to transforming rice farming through the enhancement of the Rice Crop Management (RCM) Indonesia platform, locally known as Layanan Konsultasi Padi (LKP). To measure the impact of RCM in Indonesia, a baseline survey will be conducted in West Java, South Sulawesi, and North Sumatera. As part of the preparations, a three-day training was conducted on 11 - 13 September to equip 24 BSIP TP staff and 8 IRRI Indonesia staff with a basic understanding of the concepts, processes, methods, and applications of monitoring, evaluation, learning and impact assessment (MELIA) in agricultural research, as well as full understanding and competency in using the LKP survey application for gathering baseline data.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Mechanized rice straw composting workshop promotes circular agriculture economy in Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam

(29 August, THUA THIEN HUE, VIETNAM) To promote a circular economy in agriculture through the recycling of rice straw as a renewable resource, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in collaboration with the University of Agriculture and Forestry, Hue University (HUAF), conducted a workshop and field demonstration on mechanized rice straw composting on 29 August 2023 at the An Lo Agricultural Cooperative in Phong Dien District, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam.

Friday, September 15, 2023

IRD-IRRI seminar highlights stronger partnerships towards advancing rice research

(Los Baños, PHILIPPINES, 13 September 2023) - The Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) conducted a hybrid seminar to  update  its stakeholders on  ongoing research collaborations between the two organizations on 11 September 2023 at IRRI headquarters in the Philippines.

Monday, September 4, 2023

Vietnam rice sector carbon accreditation strategy presented at multi-stakeholder dialogue

Can Tho City, Vietnam, 01 September 2023—The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in collaboration with Vietnam’s Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) and Department of Crop Production (DCP), conducted the Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Carbon Markets in Agriculture Workshop on 24-25 August 2023.