The people of the Philippine Cordillera Region are so devoted to rice that they carved terraces out of the slopes of the imposing mountain range to provide...

“I feel very happy when I see my crops growing and I anticipate a big harvest,” Evelyn said. “I cannot really explain it, but I feel happy looking...

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...

By enabling farmers to reduce their losses and add value to their traditional rice varieties with modern technology, the Heirloom Rice Project helped improve...

Thanks to crop insurance and climate-smart rice varieties, smallholder farmers in Odisha enjoy some protection from the financial risks posed by extreme...

Increasing cropping intensity in fallow lands could substantially improve food production and enhance the livelihoods of rural communities in Odisha. ...

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

A panicle of traditional basmati (Basmati 370) cultivated in Ranbir Singh Pura and adjoining villages in the Jammu region. (Photo: IRRI) . Aromatic rice...

We generate some very useful data and we let that data go to waste by 1) not being very innovative in our data interpretations, 2) not letting that data...

“Our vision is to be the center of excellence for rice breeding in the world. We want the world to look up to IRRI for what we create, offer, and...