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Advances in Science & Engineering of Rice Edited by Zhongli Pan and Ragab Khir Published by DEStech Publications, Inc.; 690 pages In presenting recent research in rice science and engineering, this book provides a systematic overview of rice from farming to consumption. It covers each stage of rice...

Bangabandhu National Agriculture Award The Plant Breeding Division of the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) received the Bangabandhu National Agriculture...

A transdisciplinary group of scientists has succeeded in increasing iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) levels in rice through biofortification—a breakthrough in...

Rappler CEO Marie Ressa speaks to participants during a workshop at IRRI  on advocacy communication in a mobile world on 19 January. . LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Representatives of the social news network, Rappler, led a workshop on 19 January at the International Rice Research (IRRI) to share ideas and expertise on using social media. Media such...

At the IRRI-Australia Symposium, part of IRRI Science Week, key participants do some networking during a break: (from left) Guoyou Ye, IRRI senior scientist-breeding informatics; Matthew Morell, IRRI director general; Kaye Basford, IRRI board of trustees; and Paul Quick, head of IRRI’s C4 Rice Center. (Photo: Gene Hettel) LOS BAÑOS, Philippines...

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – On a hot, breezy afternoon on 21 January 2016, an international gathering of agricultural scientists and development officials dedicated the Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility (PGF) on the campus of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). The opening of the USD 10 million state-of-the-art facility manifests IRRI’s commitment to...

The Young Researchers’ Lunch for January hosted David Edwards, professor in cereal genomics at the University of Western Australia. Dr. Edwards’ current research activities include the characterization of complex plant genomes, translational genomics, and genome informatics. He also worked briefly on rice genome structure in the Genetics Department of the University...

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The dedication of the Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility (PGF) on the campus of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), which will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon (January 21), emphasizes the Institute’s commitment to working toward food and nutrition security for future generations. IRRI’s leadership and very special...

Dr. Mahabub Hossain, former head of the Social Sciences Division (SSD, 1992-2007) at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), passed away on 3 January, one day after his 71st birthday, while undergoing heart bypass surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in the United States. During his 15-year stint at IRRI, the Bangladeshi national served in a dual role as a researcher...

Los Baños, Philippines – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has appointed Jacqueline d’Arros Hughes as its eighth deputy director general for research. She will assume her duties on 30 March 2016. Jackie brings to IRRI a combination of agricultural research leadership and management expertise, with a career spanning more than three decades in Asia,...