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As a result of food shortages in the late 1970s, many farmers were forced to eat their rice seed. Traditional varieties were also lost. In the 1980s, IRRI reintroduced 766 traditional Cambodian rice varieties to Cambodia from its seed bank in the Philippines—a vivid demonstration of the foresight that created the bank in the 1960s.




Cambodian farmers continually adopt climate-smart rice and technologies

posted Aug 14, 2016, 7:42 PM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎   [ updated Aug 14, 2016, 7:43 PM ]

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—The farmers’ adoption of new climate-smart rice varieties and technologies is  progressing steadily, according to the 2nd annual review and planning of the project, Accelerating the Adoption of Stress-tolerant Rice Varieties by Smallholder Farmers in Nepal and Cambodia (ASTV) on 28 July.

Cambodian farmers adopting climate-smart rice and technologies

posted Aug 8, 2016, 1:08 AM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, 28 July—Cambodian farmers are steadily adopting new climate-smart rice varieties and associated technologies. This was revealed during the annual review and planning workshop of the project, Accelerating the Adoption of Stress-tolerant Rice Varieties by Smallholder Farmers in Nepal and Cambodia (ASTV), attracting around 75 participants.

Cambodia and IRRI commemorate 30-year partnership for rice sector growth

posted Aug 8, 2016, 1:04 AM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia–The Royal Government of Cambodia and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) celebrated 30 years of working together to secure the country’s food and grow its rice sector.  (This was originally published in July 2016)

Cambodia and IRRI commit to further boost country’s rice industry

posted Aug 8, 2016, 1:02 AM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—The Royal Government of Cambodia signed an agreement with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to further strengthen the country’s rice sector through research and training. (This was originally published in July 2016)

Cambodian officials to review impact of farmers' adoption of climate-smart rice

posted Aug 8, 2016, 12:59 AM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—The initial impact of  farmer adoption of new climate-smart rice varieties (photo) and technologies will be reviewed by state officials and other stakeholders on 28-29 July. (This was originally published in July 2016)

Cambodia assesses new technologies for safe and sustainable rice straw management

posted Aug 7, 2016, 7:18 PM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

BATTAMBANG, Cambodia, 30 April—Cambodian rice farmers will soon have access to sustainable rice straw management techniques that will curtail the air pollution and potential health risks associated with rice straw burning. (This was originally published in April 2016)

USAID-funded project to boost farmer adoption of stress-tolerant rice in Nepal and Cambodia

posted Oct 12, 2015, 1:03 AM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

USAID-ASTV, funded by USAID, recently concluded its inception and planning workshop for Nepal in Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu on 16 September. The event had intensive discussions on quality seed production of STRVs and multiplication by both public and private sector, as well as how the project can capitalize on the seed system and new seed policy in Nepal for the success of the project. (This was originally published in September 2015)

New project aims to speed up adoption of stress-tolerant rice varieties among farmers in Nepal and Cambodia

posted Jun 9, 2015, 7:33 PM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎   [ updated Jul 28, 2015, 6:25 PM ]

His Excellency Ty Sokhun, Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, stressed that sustained rice production growth was a major goal for Cambodia at the launching of a new project promoting stress-tolerant rice varieties.  (This was originally published on 10 June 2015)

Eclipsing the sun: flatbed dryers

posted Feb 8, 2015, 11:10 PM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎   [ updated May 25, 2015, 11:45 PM ]

flatbed dryers
At first, the flatbed rice grain dryer did not take off in most countries because of the high-cost kerosene fueled burner. Its 1-ton drying capacity per batch was too big for small farmers and too small for the commercial sector. (This article was published in January 2013)

IRRI scientists publish article on using satellites to map a wide range of rice environments in Asia

posted Jan 25, 2015, 11:31 PM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

Providing accurate, timely, and detailed information on staple crops like rice is the basis for food security policies. This is especially important in Asia where rapid changes in rice sector policies, market preferences, land use, water availability, and climate are occurring simultaneously. 

Since 2012, IRRI has been collaborating with partners in Europe and Asia on the RIICE (Remote Sensing based Information and Insurance for crops in Emerging economies) project to build in-country capacity to use satellite information for rice crop monitoring in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. (This article was published in December 2014)

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