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Sri Lanka and IRRI started collaborating in 1960 through training and exchange of rice varieties. In 1967, an agreement between Sri Lanka and the Ford Foundation led to a two-year program between IRRI and the country's Department of Agriculture where its scientists eventually trained at IRRI. Renewed in 1969, the program also included technology transfer activities.

More Asian rice farmers to benefit from CORIGAP technologies

posted Aug 3, 2016, 10:37 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)

Sri Lankan envoy visits IRRI, discusses building capacity for research

posted Mar 15, 2015, 5:44 PM by

IRRI DG Robert Zeigler and Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Philippines H.E. Dr. Gamini Samaranayake
H.E. Dr. Gamini Samaranayake, Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Philippines, visited the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Headquarters on 12 February to learn more about IRRI's research program and training activities, and strengthen collaboration between Sri Lanka and IRRI. (This article was published in February 2015)

Direct-seeded rice areas to get boost from rice that can germinate in anaerobic conditions

posted Jan 26, 2015, 6:01 PM by

The inception and planning meeting for the BMZ-supported project, Increasing productivity of direct-seeded rice areas by incorporating genes for tolerance of anaerobic conditions during germination, was held at IRRI on 13–14 August 2013. (This article was published in August 2013)

Thailand: IRRI offers first workshop on herbicide-resistant rice

posted Jan 26, 2015, 5:59 PM by

IRRI conducted the first herbicide-resistant rice (HRR) workshop for Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, on 19-20 September 2012. 

HRR is a cultivar of rice that is resistant to a particular herbicide or herbicides that would otherwise damage the rice crop. Herbicides can be sprayed on the resistant rice cultivar and destroy weeds without affecting the rice. (This article was published in October 2012)

Sri Lanka: CORRA seeks to boost partnerships for rice research in Asia

posted Jan 20, 2015, 5:45 PM by   [ updated Jan 22, 2015, 5:17 PM ]

Highlighting the strategic role and potential of the Council for Partnership in Rice Research in Asia (CORRA) in strengthening partnership among key stakeholders on rice research and development in Asia is the guiding theme of the council’s 17th annual meeting held at Kandy, Sri Lanka, on 5–6 September 2013. (This article was published in Sept 2013)

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