Unpacking the processes that catalyzed the adoption of best management practices for lowland irrigated rice in the Mekong Delta
This review examines the development and subsequent wide-scale adoption of best management practices known as 1 Must Do and 5 Reductions (1M5R) in Vietnam. The widespread adoption of 1M5R as a foundation for the promotion of sustainable rice production in the Mekong River Delta is an impressive success story. The success not only strengthened the […]
The Weather-Rice-Nutrient Integrated Decision Support System (WeRise) was applied in different provinces in Indonesia and the Philippines through on-farm experiments where WeRise predictions were tested under actual rainfed conditions. Despite no significant difference in the grain yields of farmers with and without WeRise predictions, the study found that the farmers with WeRise were able to […]
The purpose of this document is to serve as a guide for research to support national partners to plan, finance, and implement the agricultural Nationally Determined Contributions. This is a summary of the collaborative and evolving process initiated by the partnership between the International Rice Research Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development […]
The Rice Crop Manager (RCM) has proven to be an effective farmer-friendly digital tool to increase productivity and incomes of rice farmers through balanced fertilizer management. The two case studies presented here highlight how women and young people have used RCM on their farm and successfully reduced their input costs, increased yields and the net […]
Rice farming in Central Java, Indonesia—Adoption of sustainable farming practices, impacts, and implications
Persuading farmers to try out and consequently adopt new practices is challenging. Adoption rates of CSA practices in Indonesia are low. Increasingly, agricultural extension agents serve as intermediaries to enhance communication between technology developers and farmers. The CORIGAP project recognized that single, isolated interventions are unlikely to be sufficient for sustainable, climate-friendly rice production and, […]
Convergence, collaboration, and inclusion proved to be the keys for preparing the agricultural sector in managing unforeseen situations in the future. The Convergence Platform, developed in Bihar under the Cereal System Initiative for South Asia prior to the pandemic, presents a possible model where major players collaborate, innovate, and deliver to reduce the vulnerability of […]
Farmer, service provider, manufacturer, extension worker: Four perspectives on rice seeders and IPM in Cambodia
Farmers, extension professionals, the private sector, and other stakeholders are uniquely impacted by agricultural innovation. The following are accounts of their experiences in implementing mechanized seeders in the field, applying IPM, and lessons learned along the pathway toward sustainability. .In Cambodia, the majority of farmers grow rice through the traditional method of hand broadcasting seed. […]
Sustainable rice production project wraps up nearly a decade of high-impact research-for-development activities
Closing Rice Yield Gaps in Asia with Reduced Environmental Footprint (CORIGAP) tackled many serious challenges to agriculture by conducting adaptive research to ensure a sustainable food system and increase environmentally sustainable rice production in intensive lowland systems.
Rice Technology Transfer Systems: A driving force for the development of rice production across Asia and Africa
The 16-year partnership between the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Rural Development Administration (RDA) of South Korea has made a real-world impact through the transfer of knowledge and skills. . In 2009, after attending a workshop in South Korea, Pham Duc Hung, head of the Cultivation Department at the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural […]
The rice varietal cafeteria provides a space where farmers and other stakeholders interact, discuss, give feedback, learn, and decide on their varietal preferences and choices.
Soil has an immense potential in reducing the concentration of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere by storing it.
The adoption of stress-tolerant rice varieties in 22 districts in Nepal is leading the way to sustainable rice production and food security in the country.
Rice straw is perceived to have little or no commercial value. But, in Vietnam, where rice straw is turning into a lucrative business, the possibilities are slowly becoming endless.
Singapore hosts stakeholders in the rice industry—researchers, producers, traders, regulators, and policymakers—to foster interaction and the advancement of science and technology.
The rice industry stakeholders in Myanmar continue to develop solutions for sustaining agricultural development, and the continuous support of IRRI and its experts will play a vital role in the development of the country’s rice sector.
Developing new climate-resilient rice varieties and technologies is simply not enough to mitigate the impact of climate change on rice production and increase the productivity of rainfed areas. It is critical to design strategies that will bring these varieties and practices to farmers as quickly as possible and ensure that these varieties and practices perform […]
A decade of research demonstrates that “citizen science” has a major role to play in curbing ecosystem threats to the Ganges and Mekong River deltas.
Climate change-ready rice varieties are a milestone in doubling the income of Indian farmers.