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The CGIAR study showed striking increases in rice production as a result of the collaboration between IRRI and national agricultural systems. Farmers grow high yielding rice varieties on 70 million hectares—about 55% of the rice land in developing countries. The yield increase contribution of modern varieties...

In 1984, as we approach our 25th anniversary, it is important that we evaluate past achievements and look forward to the new directions the current global...

The Conference on Women in Rice Farming Systems was one of the several seminars, workshops, and conferences IRRI sponsored during 1983. The conference...

The “Plan for IRRI’s Third Decade” was completed during 1982 based on priorities suggested by the Board of Trustees and the Second Quinquennial...

IRRI often gets the comment that the modern IR rices are suited only to well-irrigated fields and have little impact elsewhere.  What about the farmers...

The 10 years of intensive rice research that followed the release of IR8 pointed to those with irrigation—only one in four rice farmers—as...

The challenges to rice researchers and farmers in 1979 have many elements in common with those faced by scientists and rice producers in 1960. Even though...

We like to say that Filipinos love their rice but my time at the Heirloom Rice Project showed me that to Cordillerans, heirloom rice is more than just...

Our potential for future international cooperation was greatly enhanced in 1978 by the development of active cooperation with scientists from the People’s...

IRRI researchers are playing a vital role in identifying the socioeconomic constraints to rice production and in testing the ability of farmers to respond...