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This edition of Women of scientific substance features Madonna Casimero, a senior scientist at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Dr. Casimero is an agronomist by training and her research activities focus on improving the productivity of smallholder rice-based farmers in the Southeast Asian...

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...

As breeders continue to search for ways to improve crop varieties to enable farmers to sustainably produce more grains and contribute to global food security,...