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Randolph “Randy” Barker, who passed away in Utah at age 92 on 5 July 2022, has left an enduring legacy across the agricultural world. A renowned and respected agricultural economist at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Dr. Barker was the second head of IRRI’s Economics Department,...

“As a technical leader, IRRI needs to promote the contribution of social sciences to ensure farmer perceptions are contributing to prioritizing R&D...

During his long and fruitful career, John worked to identify, prioritize, and address constraints in cereal production  throughout Asia and Africa,...

Carolyn Joan (nee Regier, Moomaw, Richtman) Wilhelm, 89, of Albany, Oregon, USA, passed away on 17 October 2021 of complications from Primary Progressive...

Lina Vergara was a first-class librarian, well-trained, conscientious, hardworking, and innovative. Her lively interest in the arts had encouraged and...

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

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...

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...