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Innovation lies at the heart of the new strategic plan of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). It is a building block for attracting long-term investment and strengthening the organization’s role within the rice science sector. Initiatives that generate new ideas and support original ways of...

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) delivers through research excellence. The IRRI Seed Grant Scheme was launched in early 2017 to foster...

The most outstanding rice breeder in Brazilian history started a new era of rice cultivars and leaves behind a legacy that transcends boundaries. ...

Leading by example, many farmers in the village are now following Nirmala Sapkota and her farming techniques as the changing climate continues to adversely...

Fiona Hay and Maricar Alberto share their scientific journeys, their most significant achievements to date as rice scientists at IRRI, and the challenges...

In this interview, molecular biologist Tobias Kretzschmar shares his scientific journey and offers tips to aspiring scientists. ...

Dr. Robert Chandler was appointed by the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations to be IRRI’s first director general and charged with a mission to develop...

As “Royal Patron” of IRRI, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej shared with the rice research community his knowledge and championship of global...

Thai rice farmers are fortunate to have a head of state who does more than offer symbolic support—His Majesty the King of Thailand is a monarch who genuinely...