Alaric Santiaguel

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Around 80% of India’s rice production is from the eastern Indian states of Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Assam....

Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute and IRRI launched a project promoting the cultivation of drought-tolerant rice to support the country’s...

Researchers at the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute are developing rice varieties resistant to blast diseases. Because there are no resistant rice varieties...

Africa’s average rice yield lags significantly behind Asia, with African farmers harvesting an average of 2.28 tons per hectare (t/ha) compared to Asia’s...

Africa produces around 60% of the rice the continent consumes, relying heavily on rice imports to fulfill the rest of the domestic demand. Over the past...

Chandrika Patra’s life story is a testament to how women when provided with the right support, can overcome gender-based limitations and excel in...

Binodini Swain’s story serves as an inspiring example for farmers in Odisha who leave their lands fallow instead of cultivating non-paddy crops....

Yvonne Pinto has been appointed as IRRI’s new director general effective 22 April 2024. Dr. Pinto will also serve as the CGIAR Regional Director for...

Increased soil salinity can lead to significant problems such as reduced plant growth, plant water stress and nutrient imbalance, and soil degradation....

Women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change in regions where gender inequality and their participation in agriculture converge. Crop...