Friday, November 17, 2023

Client-oriented crop cafeterias in Bangladesh facilitate the evaluation and selection of new rice varieties by different stakeholders

Madhupur Farm, Tangail, the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC), and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) organized crop cafeterias to facilitate the scientific evaluation and selection processes of 37 new rice varieties by different stakeholders on 11 November 2023 in Dhaka.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Trainers prep for scaling a digital platform that improves rice production monitoring in the Mekong River Delta

The Department of Crop Production (DCP) of Vietnam and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) organized training in the use of the Rice production activity Monitoring and Reporting (RiceMoRe) System in Can Tho City on 08 November 2023.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Crop cafeteria field day set to transform agriculture in Aglapali, Odisha

Aglapali, ODISHA (10 November 2023) — The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Seed System and Product Management (SSPM), Balangir Department of Agriculture (DoA), and the Radha Krushna Pani Panchayat (RKPP) organized a Crop Cafeteria Field Day on 03-04 November 2023 in Aglapali, Balangir to improve rice production in the area.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Hai Phong officials trained on the use of RiceMoRe for efficient, accurate, and standardized reporting

Hai Phong City, Vietnam - A ground-breaking software tool called RiceMoRe (Rice production activity monitoring and reporting system) was introduced to officials from the sub-department of Crop Production and Plant Protection and the Agricultural Extension Center of Hai Phong City.

Friday, November 3, 2023

Exploring a new decision support tool for climate change adaptation in Vietnam's Mekong River Delta

10 Oct 2023, Hanoi, Vietnam — Vietnam's Mekong River Delta (MRD), known for its agricultural significance, is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, making this endeavor crucial for the region's sustainability and food security. In an effort to address the challenges posed by climate change and foster adaptive capacity in MRD, stakeholders from various sectors such as policy/ government, research institutions, etc. recently for a consultation workshop on the application of the Prioritizing Agronomy in Changing Environments (PAiCE) tool. This decision support tool, developed through a partnership with the CGIAR Initiative on Excellence in Agronomy (EiA), aims to identify and prioritize climate change adaptation options for the crop production sector in MRD. During the workshop, participants engaged in discussions on how to effectively adapt and apply the PAiCE tool to enhance the resilience and adaptability of crop production in the face of climate change impacts.

Researchers identify new rice genotypes for developing salinity-tolerant varieties for Bangladesh

Twenty salinity-tolerant rice were identified for further evaluation as part of breeding efforts to develop new varieties for rice-growing areas in Bangladesh affected by high salinity.

Scientists share insight on opportunities and challenges for direct-seeded rice at IRC 2023 workshop

Manila, Philippines (24 October 2023) — The potential and challenges of direct-seeded rice (DSR) were discussed by scientists and researchers at the Seeding Success: Mastering Direct-Seeded Rice Panel Workshop held during the recent 6th International Rice Congress.