Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Crop cafeterias facilitate the widespread dissemination and adoption of superior rice varieties across Bangladesh

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) organized a crop cafeteria on 11 May 2024 at the BADC Seed Multiplication Farm in Tangail.

DA delegation visits Vietnam to enhance Philippine rice production

A delegation from the Philippines' Department of Agriculture visited Vietnam to learn about their successful sustainable rice production program. The Philippines hopes to adopt similar practices to improve yields and farmer profits and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In a recent visit to Vietnam, DA Secretary and IRRI Board of Trustees Ex-Officio Member Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. engaged in a series of knowledge exchange events to learn about sustainable rice production. During his visit, Vietnam's experience with the "Sustainable Development of One Million Hectares of High Quality and Low-Emission Rice Associated with Green Growth in the Mekong River Delta By 2030" program was particularly highlighted.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

IRRI scholar awarded best thesis for weed science

Kim Diane Nocito, an Affiliate BS Scholar in IRRI, recently won the Best Undergraduate Thesis for Weed Science given by the Weed Science Society of the Philippines during the 56th Pest Management Council of the Philippines Scientific Conference held last June in Boracay, Aklan.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Breeders identify promising lines for developing future rice varieties for South Asia

  • More than 100 promising lines were selected by IRRI and India NARES partners for the future development of improved rice varieties.
  • Coordinated efforts between institutions significantly enhanced rice research and development in the region.
  • IRRI and ICAR-IIRR coordination is crucial in providing technical support to NARES partners for capacity building. 

IRRI South Asia Hub, Hyderabad, India (25 May 2024)— More than 30 scientists from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI )South Asia Hub and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Indian Institute of Rice Research (ICAR-IIRR) participated in a rigorous selection process of breeding lines for developing superior rice varieties.

Monday, July 1, 2024

Odisha and IRRI promote sustainable rice production using dhaincha and organic fertilizer

  • IRRI promotes enhanced crop and soil productivity through the balanced use of chemical and organic fertilizers.
  • IRRI and the Odisha Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment trained department-selected staff on dhaincha seed production and green manuring.
  • The staff will share the benefits of dhaincha and organic fertilizer in rice-based cropping systems with farmers.

The Odisha Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment (DA&FE) promotes cultivating dhaincha and organic fertilizer to improve farmers' productivity and ensure the sustainability of the state’s agriculture sector.