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A transdisciplinary group of scientists has succeeded in increasing iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) levels in rice through biofortification—a breakthrough in the global fight against micronutrient deficiency or “hidden hunger.” Their research was recently published in Nature‘s Scientific Reports.  ...

An airtight, reusable plastic bag that protects stored rice from moisture, pests, and rats, and keeps rice seeds viable, is now available to Filipino...

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its partners released at least twenty-eight new rice varieties to governments of eight countries...

A new breed of agricultural extension and development officers recently completed a 5-month capacity-building course called “Enabling the AgRiDOC:...

IRRI Director General Bob Zeigler speaks in Vietnam Hanoi—Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) this week put its full...

“No farmer must be left behind” was the challenge addressed to 1,500 scientists and delegates, hailing from 69 countries, who are here in Bangkok...

Bob Zeigler on the IRC2014 keynote (Photo: J.R.Cabañero) BANGKOK, Thailand, 28 October 2014 – The second Green Revolution in rice has been under way...

A rice plant being propagated using tissue culture Calling all scientists in the early stages of their careers who want to help feed half the world. You...

Farmers’ day at IRRI “One thing is clear about climate change—we need to be ready for it,” said Undersecretary Fred Serrano of the...

Hon. Cynthia A. Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, supports research on healthier rice. (IRRI Headquarters, 23 July 2014) LOS...