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As the first female scientist at Africa Rice Center, Marie-Noelle Ndjiondjop distinguished herself by becoming the “driving force behind molecular biology research at AfricaRice”. Today, she heads the institute’s Rice Biodiversity Center for Africa. Proof that, given the opportunity, women can...

“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...

It takes a village to raise a child and it took a “village” of experts to develop new machinery designed to raise the efficiency and productivity of...

IRRI will continue to be the center of excellence in rice science. We have to continue to play that vital role in the same sense. In the future, we have...

“My role at IRRI is to think about the bridge from research to development and taking the robust science that IRRI is well known for and making sure...

Dr. McCouch (shown here with laboratory technician Marifa Lanuang Corral using liquid nitrogen to harvest tissue from IRRI field plot–grown rice plants...

A former agronomist at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) looks back at his long and productive career. (Photos by Isagani Serrano, IRRI)...