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

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...

“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...

Colin McEwen Piggin leaves a remarkable legacy of contributions to smallholder farmers and rural communities in developing countries worldwide as well...

A medical doctor who is also a farmer not only adopted the laser land leveling technology but piloted a service provision model for it—a first of...