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Empirical evidence shows that being near IRRI has an advantage. Seventy percent of all varieties released in the Philippines were strongly linked with IRRI between 1985 and 2009. IRRI has also contributed to improving rice yield in the country. In fact, Filipino rice farmers have higher average yield than...

The extent of rainfall disruption in El Niño watch countries—India, Indonesia, and the Philippines—could affect the rice market in late 2015 as Thai...

Sentinel-1A, a radar imaging satellite, is an important tool for rice mapping and monitoring. It can provide detailed information on Asia’s rice...

The future of agriculture lies in the next generation of leaders who will face the tough challenges of poverty and hunger, limited natural resources, and...

The high-diversity vegetation patches were designed for farmers as part of the “tool kit” of ecological engineering—a rapidly growing discipline...

In India, rice has been grown since time immemorial. Here, the rice grain has always been considered sacred. The spirit of the Divine is believed to reside...

(Photos: Gene Hettel) The legendary Ebrahimali Abubacker Siddiq, 78, began his long and enduring rice research career in 1968 as a cytogeneticist at the...

INDIA, BANGLADESH, Nepal, and IRRI seal the deal. From left, S.M. Nazmul Islam, Bangladesh; Robert Zeigler, IRRI director general; Jaya Mukunda Khanal,...

A weather-rice-nutrient decision support app is helping farmers ensure yield in rainfed areas. (Photo: K. Hayashi) Unreliable weather can make or break...

Compiled by Gene Hettel (Photos: IRRI archives) Over the last five decades, this selection from IRRI’s historical timeline has many Indian connections...