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Our potential for future international cooperation was greatly enhanced in 1978 by the development of active cooperation with scientists from the People’s Republic of China. Cooperation with China on rice research is an important milestone, not only for IRRI, but for all rice-growing countries. The...

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

In 1976, IRRI scientists and cooperators in national programs continued to evolve a research approach for the development of improved rice varieties. During...

We now know that conservatism—the reluctance of farmers to accept new ideas—only partly explains the low adoption of the new rice technology. The primary...

During 1974, we at IRRI have given considerable thought to how we can more effectively help the world’s small farmers increase their rice production....

IRRI’s growing germplasm bank now contains more than 30,000 of the world’s estimated 100,000 varieties. Many of these varieties yield poorly...

Although the IRRI varieties with improved plant type have found acceptance over wide areas, even more important accomplishments of the institute, however,...

The success of IR667-98 in Korea is an outstanding achievement. This line has now been named officially by the Koreans and is called Tongil. It has a japonica-type...

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

During 1969, the Institute named two new varieties, IR20 and IR22. They have the same yield potential as IR5 and IR8 but they are highly superior in grain...