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Persuading farmers to try out and consequently adopt new practices is challenging. Adoption rates of CSA practices in Indonesia are low. Increasingly, agricultural extension agents serve as intermediaries to enhance communication between technology developers and farmers. The CORIGAP project recognized that...

This edition of Women of scientific substance features Madonna Casimero, a senior scientist at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Dr. Casimero...

Convergence, collaboration, and inclusion proved to be the keys for preparing the agricultural sector in managing unforeseen situations in the future....

Corinne Mira Marfori-Nazarea is one of the scientists at IRRI working on rice biofortification. “I think our efforts will make a difference when we develop...

Farmers, extension professionals, the private sector, and other stakeholders are uniquely impacted by agricultural innovation. The following are accounts...

Dr. Saxena conceptualized the relevance of botanical pest control for pest management in developing countries. To reduce the use of toxic chemical pesticides,...

I think it is very important to promote and better communicate what science means, how scientists are trying to preserve our wonderful world, and that...

As the first female scientist at Africa Rice Center, Marie-Noelle Ndjiondjop distinguished herself by becoming the “driving force behind molecular biology...

“I think women are trained to be good planners, well-organized, more hands-on, and multi-taskers like what they are doing at home. These skills enable...

Photo: IRRI . Every year, on 11 February, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN Women in collaboration with...