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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...

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

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...

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...