You Are Browsing ‘Opinion’ Category

Independent studies have consistently confirmed that the internal rates of return from international rice research for the last 30 years can reach at least 80%. IRRI’s funding since 1960 has totaled some USD 434 million, without any adjustment for inflation. That is a minute fraction of the value of just...

IRRI research focuses on ways to increase rice production, for the next decade and into the 21st century. Our new program structure and work plan, developed...

In 1988, we addressed ourselves to developing a vision of the future, to better anticipate tomorrow’s problems, and to define our search for innovative...

We recognize the increases in rice production that are needed in the next 10 years, and beyond. The challenge is to defend earlier gains as we strive for...

We place major emphasis on fostering the expansion of a global family of research institutes and scientists dedicated to improving the productivity, profitability,...

The CGIAR study showed striking increases in rice production as a result of the collaboration between IRRI and national agricultural systems. Farmers grow...

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...