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A payloader gathers newly unloaded paddy at a parboiling rice mill in Thailand. (Photo: IRRI) The International Rice Research Institute has had a longstanding relationship with Thailand. The first formal link was made in 1960—the year IRRI was established—when Thailand’s Prince Chakrabandhu became...

Finding meaningful work in the developing world with rice I ended up at IRRI in a quite roundabout way. I actually came into science late in my career....

Norman Borlaug (1914-2009): passion, persistence, and persuasion. (Photo: IRRI) Norman Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970, about 25 years...

  The early years Ruttan had laid a good foundation for research and had established contacts with economists elsewhere in the Philippines, particularly...

(Photo: Sheehy archives) Before C4 rice even made it to the drawing board, John Sheehy was already quite famous among his peers for his insight, boldness,...

Rather than displaying pretty animated pictures of a screensaver, all workstations at IRRI are connected to the institutional network that contributes...

The Council of Ministers of the 23 member countries of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) hailed the new harmonized international partnership for rice...

Michael Gale. A world-class scientist and citizen who will always be remembered well for his generosity in sharing his ideas and time to help solve problems...

Randy Barker, IRRI agricultural economist and head, Economics Department, 1966-78; acting head, Social Sciences Division, 2007-08 When I first came to IRRI in 1966 just before IR8, people at that time looked at IRRI and said, “that’s a nice set of buildings,” but they didn’t think the Institute would ever produce anything. There was a real skepticism about whether...

(Photo: Adam Barclay) My father, S. Ram Singh, was a progressive farmer and I would say that I inherited from him the gene that bestowed upon me my...