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JICA representatives in the Philippines briefed on partnership projects with IRRI

posted Aug 18, 2016, 8:09 PM by

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines, 15 August—Representatives in the Philippines for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) were recently briefed on collaborative projects with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).

Imperial Couple's visit underscores Japan's commitment to world food security

posted Aug 3, 2016, 10:19 PM by

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko received an overview of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the institute’s vibrant partnership with Japan during a short visit to the IRRI headquarters on Friday afternoon (29 January). (This was originally published in January 2016)

Japan and IRRI launch project to aid climate forecasting for farmers

posted Oct 12, 2015, 1:26 AM by

Climate Change Adaptation through Development of a Decision Support tool to guide Rainfed Rice production (CCADS-RR) will address existing constraints in local rice production in Southeast Asia through the Weather-Rice-Nutrient integrated Decision Support System (WeRise). 

Philippines: CCARA holds workshop on using weather forecasting app to help rice farmers

posted Apr 13, 2015, 11:02 PM by   [ updated May 25, 2015, 11:46 PM ]

An international workshop on a seasonal weather forecast–based decision support system called WeRise was held to help farmers in rainfed rice production in Southeast Asia cope with climate change. 

JIRCAS and GRiSP hold the international seminar and workshop on rice research collaboration

posted Apr 9, 2015, 11:07 PM by   [ updated Jul 28, 2015, 6:28 PM ]

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
and the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) conducted an international seminar and workshop to review and evaluate the achievements of Japanese collaboration on rice research over the past three decades. (This article was published on April 8, 2015)

Research Faculty of Agriculture strengthens collaboration on rice research and education with IRRI

posted Mar 26, 2015, 1:00 AM by

The Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University (RFAAHU) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) signed Memorandum of Agreement strengthening cooperation between the rice scientists of the two institutes.

Partners convene to steer climate change activities to next level

posted Jan 25, 2015, 9:44 PM by

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and its partner institutes in the Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Irrigated Rice Paddies in Southeast Asia (MIRSA-2 Project) and the Paddy Rice Research Group (PRRG) of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) held their annual meetings at IRRI headquarters on August 18-19 and 21, respectively, to discuss their climate change agendas for reducing the emissions of greenhouse gasses that cause climate change. (This article was published in September 2014)

Lao PDR: CCARA holds 4th Annual Review and Planning Meeting

posted Jan 25, 2015, 9:41 PM by

The IRRI-Japan Collaborative Research Project on Climate Change Adaptation in Rainfed Rice Areas (CCARA) held its 4th Annual Review and Planning Meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR on May 9-10, 2014. (This article was published in May 2014)

WeRise prototype progress report wins Best Poster (TEDE) award

posted Jan 25, 2015, 9:39 PM by   [ updated Jan 25, 2015, 9:40 PM ]

IRRI researchers garnered several awards during the 44th Crop Science Society of the Philippines (CSSP) Annual Conference held on 12-16 May in Cebu City. (This article was published in May 2014)

Gene discovery leads way to more rice

posted Jan 25, 2015, 9:38 PM by

Scientists from Japan and IRRI have discovered a rice gene that could increase production by 13–36%. (This article was published in December 2013)

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