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IRRI and China have been collaborating for more than 30 years. A key partnership began in 1997 through a mega-project intensively focused on rice research and training. This huge undertaking of 12 collaborative projects resulted in 49 super rice varieties being released in China since 1999. Yields increased to as much as 12 tons per hectare.

CAAS and IRRI alliance on rice genomics to develop climate-smart rice

posted Aug 17, 2016, 6:20 PM by

The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to collaborate on scientific research focused on genomics and germplasm enhancement to meet the challenges of global food security. CAAS and IRRI signed the agreement on 16 August in a special event concurrent with the 7th International Crop Science Congress.

More Asian rice farmers to benefit from CORIGAP technologies

posted Aug 3, 2016, 10:41 PM by

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia—More farmers in Southeast Asia will benefit from integrated crop and natural resource management approaches in major rice-based systems. (This was originally published in Feb 2016)

China: Agriculture Vice Minister calls for stronger cooperation with IRRI to safeguard global food security

posted Oct 12, 2015, 12:48 AM by

International cooperation in areas of research and technology should be strengthened to ensure global food security, China’s Vice Minister of Agriculture has suggested. (This was originally published September 2015)

Rice farmers in China use less fertilizer, increase yield

posted May 25, 2015, 11:34 PM by   [ updated Jul 28, 2015, 6:25 PM ]

Dr. Xuhua Zhong shows a rice plot that uses the "three controls technology" in Gaoyao county, Guangdong, China
Guangdong, China- “Rice farmers can decrease their nitrogen fertilizer and pesticide use by around 20%, and increase their yield by 10% by using the ‘three controls technology’ (3CT),” says Dr. Xuhua Zhong, crop physiologist at the Rice Research Institute of the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GDRRI). (This was originally published on 15 May 2015)

China: Green Super Rice project launches second phase

posted Jan 25, 2015, 6:54 PM by

Green Super Rice launch meeting in 2013
The Green Super Rice (GSR) Project formally launched its second phase in a meeting opened by David Bergvinson of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). (This article was published in March 2013)

Green Super Rice is coming

posted Jan 25, 2015, 6:50 PM by

Green Super Rice
Rice bred to perform well in the toughest conditions where the poorest farmers grow rice is a step away from reaching farmers thanks to a major project led by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). (This article was published in January 2011)

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