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Lao PDR-IRRI collaboration began in the late 1960s and continued in the 1970s with testing of improved rice breeding material from IRRI’s rice breeding and selection work in Lao PDR. Systematic multilocation yield trials, followed by the multiplication and dissemination of several IRRI lines and varieties to farmers, took place in 1973.

Combating floods and droughts in Lao PDR with climate-smart rice

posted Aug 22, 2016, 8:21 PM by

CURE and its partners, led by Lao’s Agriculture Research Center, show farmers how to grow flood- and drought-tolerant rice to increase productivity. (This was originally published in Rice Today in July 2016)

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

posted Aug 5, 2016, 12:38 AM by

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)

IRRI strengthens partnership with Lao PDR to develop the country's agriculture sector

posted Aug 4, 2016, 1:22 AM by

VIENTIANE, Laos—The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) sent a mission to Lao PDR seeking to reinforce its partnership and expand its role in increasing the country’s food and nutrition security. (This was originally published in April 2016)

IRRI holds course on becoming certified postharvest trainers

posted May 25, 2015, 11:02 PM by   [ updated Jul 28, 2015, 6:30 PM ]

The Training Center and Postharvest Unit at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) organized a two-week course on the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become a certified postharvest trainer. Rice: Post-Production to Market Course was attended by participants from Australia, India, Lao PDR, Philippines, and Taiwan. (This was originally published on 29 April 2015)

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

posted Jan 25, 2015, 9:59 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)

Lao PDR: Success stories in irrigated rice presented

posted Jan 25, 2015, 9:56 PM by

IRRC Phase IV Final Workshop and Steering Committee Meeting
"It is worthwhile to invest in rice research,” said Carmen Thoennissen, senior advisor of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation or SDC. (This article was published in December 2012)

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