We like to say that Filipinos love their rice but my time at the Heirloom Rice Project showed me that to Cordillerans, heirloom rice is more than just...

There are several reasons for low varietal replacement rates. These include the lack of extension services and access to newly developed high-yielding,...

Sahbhagi dhan and other drought-tolerant rice varieties can be viable and deliverable technologies for reducing poverty in drought-prone areas in Eastern...

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...

The most significant achievement of the year was the thorough testing and the eventual naming of a rice variety by the Institute. From mid-1965 through...

In recent years, the demand for pigmented rice varieties has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity among consumers. However, its seed supply chain remains...

One of the important achievements of the year was the identification of certain selections from the Institute’s breeding program which were sufficiently...

The Institute inaugurated in midyear a program to train a limited num­ber of rice production specialists and to assist Philippine government agen­cies...

The international program of the Institute has, as its main objective, the dissemination of ideas and materials. The research scholars in training at the...

The overall research program of the Institute is oriented toward both basic and applied research. It is concerned with understanding rice as a living organism...