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Early rice harvests ease annual famine in Bangladesh

...ct seeding so rice can be sown earlier and planting a shorter-duration rice variety can bring the harvest forward 25-40 days," said Dr. David Johnson, irri scientist and IRRC work group leader. "This can significantly improve the quality of people's lives and reduce monga by creating early harvest jobs...

From genes to farmers' fields

...of their work in the lab rather than the field, Dr. Mackill and his team at irri were able to precisely transfer Sub1A into high-yielding varieties without ... the key will be dissemination to smallholder farmers in flood-prone areas. irri is leading this initiative through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Fo...

Research required urgently to control planthopper pests

...in Indonesia, Thailand, India, the Solomon Islands, and the Philippines. irri organized the first brown planthopper (BPH) international conference in 197... also a concern. "One of the key problems is overuse of pesticide," said irri entomologist and conference organizer K.L. Heong. "As well as destroying th...

Gates funding to help poor rice farmers

...elinda Gates Foundation today announced a grant to irri for US$19.9 million over three years to initially ... yields within the next 10 years. The grant to irri was part of a package of agricultural development ... can lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. irri will draw on its past success in improving incomes...

Relevance of rice research recognized

...ds follows: Iue Asia Pacific Culture Prize irri Board of Trustees Chair Keijiro Otsuka accepted the Iue Asia Pacific Culture Prize on behalf of irri at a 12 October ceremony during the Asia Pacific F...development. According to the Prize organizers, irri has made many great contributions to reduce povert...

A cleaner, greener rice industry

...ld Environment Day event (held on 2 June) in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, irri Director General Robert S. Zeigler said: "The aim of such indicators is to ...ecosystems and a better environment for the entire region." In February, irri hosted a workshop ?funded by Malaysia and attended by Malaysian scientists ...

A rice future for Asia

...mic development of most Asian nations, not to mention their cultural and social identities," he added. Working together with the TRF and PhilRice, irri is hosting a five-day rice camp (24-28 April 2006) at its headquarters in Los Baños for the Thai and Filipino students who are aged 16?8. During the f...

A more powerful and efficient engine for rice: the C3-C4 challenge

...a car, what we were talking about is really supercharging the engine," said irri crop ecologist John Sheehy, convener of a workshop on C4 Rice ?Superchargin...y considering the environmental challenges we face such as climate change," irri Director General Robert Zeigler said. "This generation must work to assure ...

Climate change: The rice genome to the rescue

...ing to have a major impact on our ability to grow rice," Robert S. Zeigler, irri director general, said. "We can't afford to sit back and be complacent abou...lnerable." For these reasons, Dr. Zeigler announced at the workshop that irri ?in an unprecedented move ?was ready to put up US$2 million of its own rese...

Study finds that nutritionally enhanced rice reduces iron deficiency

... and undernourished live." The iron-dense variety of rice used in the research (known technically as IR68144-3B-2-2-3) was developed and grown at irri and then tested by an international team of researchers from Cornell University, Pennsylvania State University, the University of the Philippines Los ...
Irri in Biological Technology

DuPont and International Rice Research Institute Partner to Boost Rice Yields

...search and Development. “By partnering with irri to strengthen and accelerate hybrid rice breeding ...d prices will rise,” said Achim Dobermann , irri deputy director general for research. “A tu...ivate sector partnerships such as this one between irri and DuPont.” The new program also estab...
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