The Council for Partnerships on Rice Research in Asia (CORRA) was established in 1996 with the vision to enhance the effectiveness of the various partnership mechanisms between IRRI and its partners to meet the challenges of the global rice research system.

Its main objective is to guide, facilitate, support and strengthen the partnerships among NARES in Asia and between NARES and IRRI and other relevant institutions to meet the rice research needs in the region.

Through sharing of rice research and development plans and outcomes during its annual meetings, member countries and IRRI are kept abreast of each other's priorities and concerns on rice research. This fosters a culture of mutual support and promotion of scientifically proven technologies and policies in the rice sector of the region. 

CORRA had served as steering committee of the International Network for Genetic Evaluation of Rice (INGER), up until 2010. It now serves as an advisory body to the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) in Asia, informing GRiSP on the rice R&D strategies  of country members to help tailor its programs for greater relevance and impact.

Here is a link to CORRA's revised terms of reference.