Training & education

Africa’s new roots

Can Africa be the next global rice production frontier?


Reimagining agricultural education

IRRI Education is the next evolutionary step for IRRI’s training program.


New publication features water-saving technologies for Asian rice farmers

MANILA, Philippines—Rice production in Asia faces a myriad of challenges including meeting the demands of an increasing population, dealing with climate change, and diminishing land, labor, and water resources. These roadblocks to assuring the continent’s food-secure future have the attention of scientists at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). For one, Arvind Kumar, a senior […]


A date with big data in Uruguay

The big data approach helps optimize rice production and seeks to improve decision-making in agriculture by analyzing large amounts of information from farmers’ fields. It was definitely not love at first “byte.” Gonzalo Rovira had carefully prepared for this first date. Years of experience assured him that all would go well. But when the big […]


Developing the next breed of scientists

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 impact of climate change. Empowering young people to be catalysts of change can help solve many challenges in the future. Young scientists must play a leading role in such efforts […]

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RMQA-RDM conducts research data management course

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Risk Management and Quality Assurance-Research Data Management (RMQA-RDM) training team conducted its Research Data Management (RDM) 101 course on 26-28 May at IRRI headquarters.Three participants from I…

Philippines: IRRI conducts laser leveling training to make rice farming more climate-friendly

Twelve participants (10 male, 2 female) from India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines underwent a rigorous hands-on training course on laser land leveling at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) headquarters. Laser land leveling is a climate-smart agriculture practice helps save scarce resources while increasing yields and farmers’ incomes. “A number of benefits can […]


IRRI Training hosts Nagoya University students’ field work on agriculture

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Training Center hosted a scientific visit of  graduate students of Nagoya University in Japan on 26 February at Swaminathan Hall, IRRI Headquarters. Seven participants represented the university’s Graduate Schools of Bioagricultural Sciences, Health Sciences, International Development, Medicine, and Education. The participants received a briefing on the different activities of […]


Rice researchers attend workshop on effective presentation

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Training Unit conducted a workshop on effective presentation for scholars, researchers, and scientists. The training provided participants with a step-by-step guide to making professional presentations t…

Philippines: OMF, PESO to provide free training for underprivileged residents in IRRI’s host communities

LOS BAÑOS, PHILIPPINES – One Meralco Foundation (OMF) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) to provide funds for skills development training of unemployed and low-income residents of Bay and Los Baños in Laguna. The training, which runs from April 2015 through October 2016, includes automotive servicing, electrical installation […]


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  1. Dr olawumi korede October 28, 2015 at 12:55 am - Reply

    please could you provide us with training module for helping to train African farmers to plant rice. I will like to attend your training workshops in the nearest future.I work for the Pan African food aid programme a continental non governmental organization

  2. Deepak Rokade April 13, 2016 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    I am exploring possibility of increasing production in my rice fields.
    I am newbie to farming itself.
    Basically I want to start learning about best practices for managing paddy fields.
    Do you have any content to share.
    I am engineer as a professional and does not possess enough background of farming biology but I am from a farmer’s family wanting to improve standard of life for my rest of family through farming. My family own a farm ( 8 acre land ) in Maharashtra , India and we cultivate it every year.

    • Dilip N July 21, 2016 at 3:42 am - Reply

      What you cultivate? And if rice what crop do you cultivate?

  3. Sani Garba Abbas November 1, 2018 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    I am a farmer and seeds out grower of rice. I wanted to enhance my knowledge and experience on seeds and rice production, can you provide me with your training calendar and suggest the relevant course to attend including the fees to be charged.


  4. David O Afolayan November 21, 2019 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    New in the business of growing rice. I need more training and hand on practical to enhance my productivity.
    I be glad participating in future training, having good yield breed and if possible loans in order to expand my farming activities.

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