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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 main beneficiaries of the new rice technology. What about the other three? The technology that allows farmers to produce two or three crops where one was...

Facts indicate that farmers prefer varieties with high insect and disease resistance. The Institute’s breeding program is now geared to producing...

The problems affecting the world are becoming more and more complex. Imagine if scientists had “20/20 foresight” and could see into the future with...

Given an opportunity, women could demonstrate their competencies and show they are not second-rate to men. ...

  Wendpayinda Balima., a seeds production and inspection extensionist from Burkina Faso (front) and Kyessoi Djanguenane, a seeds production field...

Like most natural resources, we cannot continue to take soil for granted. It takes thousands of years to create a thin layer of soil and we are losing...

(Photo: China National Hybrid Rice Research & Development Center©) Replacing half of the rice-growing areas in the world with hybrid rice varieties...

Dr. Bas Bouman, chair, Science and Program Committee IRC2018 (Photo by Isagani Serrano, IRRI) The IRC provides a platform to discuss results of scientific...

Big or small, modest or grand, innovations are helping IRRI and its partners move forward their mission to end hunger and poverty. ...

Today’s challenges facing scientists are greater than they were 50 years ago. Fortunately, available scientific tools and on-farm technologies are far...