You Are Browsing ‘People’ Category

Thomas Hargrove, Robert Huggan, Dao The Tuan, and Michael Way—four giants in the world of agriculture and development—were lost to us all within a 28-day period in January-February 2011. Respectively, two were cutting-edge international agricultural communicators, one a professor-agriculturalist-scientist...

“My story of going into agriculture is like an irony of ironies,” Shaobing Peng recalls. “In 1979, when I took the university entrance exams, which...

Dr. Heu was a remarkable plant breeder who demonstrated great skills, dedication, and passion for his work. “Let’s increase food production without...

(Photo: IRRI)  As part of the International Rice Research Institute’s (IRRI) 50th anniversary this year, IRRI established the 2010 Outstanding IRRI...

KRISTAL JONES gets some first-hand experience with the crop she is researching. (Photo: Macario Montecillo) Kristal Jones, a former Peace Corps volunteer,...

In the mid-1990s, Dr. Jackson shows IRRI’s genebank facilities to Nong Duc Manh, then Vietnam National Assembly chairman. (IRRI Archive) Birds, maps,...

IRRI’s Board of Trustees held its annual meeting on 14 April 2010—exactly 50 years after the inaugural meeting of IRRI’s Board in 1960. In commemoration...

Mr. Ludovico Badoy, executive director of National Historical Institute (right), and Mr. Faustino Salacup, one of the IRRI Pioneers, unveil a historical...

(Photo: IRRI) Climate change is on the agenda of many agricultural organizations and experts are drafting battle plans on every front. But what do...

Finding meaningful work in the developing world with rice I ended up at IRRI in a quite roundabout way. I actually came into science late in my career....