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Bangladesh’s partnership with IRRI goes back more than 48 years. The partnership began in 1965, when an outreach program was held in which 303 rice varieties were tested. This was supported by the Ford Foundation, and was IRRI's first international intervention on testing rice.




Rice Science Academy conducts training on reducing postharvest losses

posted Aug 5, 2016, 1:05 AM by i.jhocson@irri.org

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines— Extension professionals, researchers, and farmer leaders from seven Asian countries attended two weeks (4-15 April) of rigorous training (photo) conducted by the Rice Science Academy at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). (This was originally published in April 2016)

“Super rice” to reach more poor farmers in Asia and Africa

posted Aug 5, 2016, 12:34 AM by i.jhocson@irri.org

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines—Hardy “super rice” varieties that can thrive even with less water, fertilizer, and pesticides will soon reach more farmers living in harsh locations in Asia and Africa under the third phase of the Green Super Rice (GSR) project. (This was originally published in April 2016)

New project to benefit “polder communities” in Bangladesh

posted Aug 3, 2016, 11:44 PM by i.jhocson@irri.org

DHAKA, Bangladesh—“Through enhanced water and crop management using a community approach, we have great opportunities to improve food security in the polder communities on the southwestern coast of Bangladesh,”  said Sudhir Yadav, a scientist at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in anticipation of the impact of a recently launched project. (This was originally published in March 2016)

Rice Doctor for Bangladesh now being developed

posted Jan 3, 2016, 10:45 PM by i.jhocson@irri.org

Los Baños, Laguna – The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in partnership with the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), has started developing the Rice Doctor for Bangladesh in a workshop held on 16-18 December 2015 at the IRRI Training Center. (This was originally published in December 2015)

Award-winning Bangladeshi journalist and activist explores collaboration with IRRI Communication

posted Jan 3, 2016, 8:10 PM by i.jhocson@irri.org

Shykh Seraj, a Bangladeshi journalist, media personality, and agricultural development activist, and other journalists from his network visited IRRI on 26 November to discuss possible collaborative media activities with the institute's communication unit. (This was originally published in December 2015)

Green Super Rice project monitoring, evaluation, and learning workshop held in Bangladesh

posted Oct 12, 2015, 1:24 AM by i.jhocson@irri.org

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Agricultural Learning and Impacts Network (ALINe) jointly organized the Green Super Rice (GSR) project monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) workshop on 8-10 September 2015 at BRAC Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (This was originally published September 2015)

Enhanced varietal development and seed delivery systems for Bangladesh and Nepal tackled in STRASA meeting

posted Oct 12, 2015, 1:05 AM by i.jhocson@irri.org   [ updated Oct 12, 2015, 1:06 AM ]

Targeted research and robust seed delivery systems for Bangladesh and Nepal were the objectives for STRASA Phase 3 Year 2, as the project held its annual planning and review of Year 1 in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 17 September 2015. (This was originally published in September 2015)

Bangladesh: Rice farmers and other stakeholders meet to help “Feed the Future”

posted Oct 12, 2015, 12:51 AM by i.jhocson@irri.org

About 45 participants comprised of Bangladesh farmers, farmer-groups, non-government organizations, private sector, government extensionists, and research institutes attended a workshop during the inception of Feed the Future: Bangladesh Rice Value Chain project funded by the United States Agricultural and International Development. (This was originally published in September 2015)

Green Super Rice Project training course held in Bangladesh

posted Oct 12, 2015, 12:41 AM by i.jhocson@irri.org

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) jointly organized a crop management training course on Green Super Rice (GSR) for researchers and extension agents in Gazipur, Bangladesh on 6-7 September 2015.  (This was originally published in September 2015)

South Asian officials and IRRI agree on broader partnership

posted Apr 21, 2015, 6:59 PM by i.jhocson@irri.org   [ updated Jul 28, 2015, 6:25 PM ]

Los Baños, Philippines - Secretary General Arjun Bahadur Thapa of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has invited the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to address the SAARC ministerial assembly on research activities that will benefit rice farmers and consumers in the region. (This was originally published on 16 April 2015)

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