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  Rice production in Asia and Africa has faced labor shortages and climate change issues such as unanticipated droughts and floods, causing unstable yields and a high risk of crop losses. In addition, low farming efficiency, high carbon footprint, and high postharvest losses are the major constraints...

CGIAR has launched a major new crop-focused global breeding research program that brings together its rice breeding Centers and national partners to accelerate...

Klaus J. Lampe, director general of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI, 1988-95), passed away peacefully on 6 February in his native Germany....

BASF and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have entered into a scientific collaboration to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from rice...

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 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...

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...

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

The National Seed Board has approved the release of BRRI dhan-107 and BRRI dhan-108  rice varieties for the boro season. Developed by the Bangladesh Rice...