Alaric Santiaguel

This user hasn't shared any profile information

Dr. Nyle C. Brady, the third director general of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and long-time professor and leader in soil science at Cornell University in the United States, passed away on 24 November in Colorado at age 95.After 26 years at Cornell, Brady became IRRI’s director general in 1973. During 8 years at the helm, he pioneered new cooperative...

The International Rice Research Institute turned over an AUV to the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) on 1 December 2015. Representing the two organizations during the vehicle turnover were Bruce Tolentino, IRRI Deputy Director General and Vim Nadera, director of PHSA.With PSHA’s various projects, programs, and activities, including performances and outreach...

Odisha, India - IRRI Director General Robert Zeigler officially opened the Analytical Laboratory at Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) on 21 November 2015. The IRRI-OUAT laboratory will be used for soil and plant analyses by postgraduate agriculture students and university and IRRI scientists.OUAT Vice Chancellor Manoranjan Kar, College of Agriculture...

Odisha, India - IRRI Director General Robert Zeigler was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree (honoris causa) by the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) for his outstanding contributions to global agriculture. Zeigler was also honored for his contributions to rice research in India.During his tenure as IRRI director general, Zeigler also strengthened...

Hyderabad, India - IRRI Director General Robert Zeigler received an award for his contributions to rice research and development globally, and especially in India. Hon. Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Minister for Labor and Employment, presented the award to Zeigler at the International Rice Symposium.  Zeigler was one of the guests of honor along with Dr. David Bergvinson,...

"I think nothing can get more original or local as Philippine heirloom rice. It's something that we should be proud of, and it deserves a place in international kitchens," said Ken Dacanay, a sous chef of Cyma and Green Pastures restaurants after quickly demonstrating one of their two popular heirloom rice recipes at the 9th Knowledge Learning Market and Policy Engagement...

Shykh Seraj is a Bangladeshi journalist, media personality, and agricultural development activist who has been promoting agricultural development in Bangladesh through electronic and print media for over 30 years. Seraj is credited with revolutionizing the agricultural sector of Bangladesh through television. He is also the founder of the first-ever Bengali satellite television...

The IRRI Training Center, in collaboration with Project IPaD, conducted the Basic Scientific Writing Course (BSWC) on 16-20 November and the Basics of Rice Production Course (BRPC) on 25-27 November 2015 at the IRRI headquarters.The BSWC is a five-day course intended to help scientists and researchers develop their skills in written communication, making them more effective...

Through the process of elimination, a simple diagnostic tool enables farmers to determine the kind of fertilizer their soil needs.  ...

Participants of the 7th National Biotechnology Education Center for Teachers (NBECT) coming from Metro Manila and nearby provinces visited IRRI as part of the National Biotechnology Week celebrations. Golden Rice network coordinator Violeta Villegas welcomed the group.About 70 high school teachers attended the three symposia presented by BIOTECH-UPLB’s program leader...