World’s first sustainable rice partnership shortlisted for US$100m grant

ASIA – The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), a multi-stakeholder platform that seeks to promote efficiency and sustainability in the in the global rice sector, has been shortlisted for a US$100 million grant from the MacArthur […]

IRRI develops sustainable agricultural technologies to bolster production in Asia

ASIA – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are pursuing ways to increase investment for sustainable agricultural technologies. IRRI and ADB have completed a technical assistance project to help […]

IRRI opens new rice research hub in Indonesia to accelerate impact delivery

INDONESIA – The International Rice Research Institute has opened new research hub in Indonesia to accelerate rice initiatives in areas of innovation and expertise in the country. IRRI said the new office will accelerate rice […]

IRRI and Sri Lanka in joint research partnership to boost rice sector

ASIA – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has announces a joint partnership with the government of Sri Lanka to enhance research and investments in the country’s rice sector. The two will collaboratively work on […]

IRRI opens new center in India to enhance rice research in Asia and Africa

INDIA – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has inaugurated a new facility, IRRI South Asia Regional Center (IRRI SARC) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh to enhance research capabilities in rice growing countries in South Asia […]

IRRI to receive US$1.4m a year funding from Crop Trust to conserve rice varieties

SINGAPORE – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is set to receive US$1.4 million worth of funding from non-profit organization, Crop Trust in a partnership to ensure conservation and sharing of 136,000 varieties worldwide. The […]

IRRI collaborates with Nepal for rice sustainability and security

ASIA – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the government of Nepal have signed a collaborative five-year agreement that seeks to achieve rice sustainability while ensuring food security and nutrition. The project aims at […]

IRRI partners with quality assurance group Intertek for sustainable rice production

ASIA – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has partnered with the UK based multinational inspection, product testing and certification company, Intertek to enhance sustainable rice production and global food security. The collaboration will see […]