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Taiwan played a significant role in the development of IR8, the “miracle rice” that launched the Green Revolution in Asia. The development of Taichung Native 1 (TN1), a high-yielding semidwarf indica variety by the Taichung District Agricultural Improvement Station in 1949, is one of the significant events in the history of varietal improvement of rice. 
Seed multiplication of TN1 started in 1960 and seeds were distributed to other countries in Asia and Africa. The most significant contributions of Taiwanese semidwarf varieties were the dwarfing genes used in IR8 and other modern varieties.

Taiwan and IRRI launch a series of “partnership workshops” on improving rice productivity

posted Aug 7, 2016, 8:00 PM by i.jhocson@irri.org

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines—Taiwan’s agency for cooperative development projects and the world’s leading rice research center have launched the first in a series of workshops for improving rice productivity in developing countries. (This was originally published in May 2016)

Taiwan and IRRI reignite its partnership under new program

posted Jan 3, 2016, 7:05 PM by i.jhocson@irri.org

A new chapter in IRRI’s partnership with Taiwan begins. Recently, Taiwan strengthened its commitment to global food security with an annual donation of USD 600,000 to support a collaborative program on rice research with IRRI from 2016 to 2019. (This was originally published in October 2015)

Taiwan funds collaborative multi-year research partnership on rice science

posted Jan 3, 2016, 6:24 PM by i.jhocson@irri.org

The Taiwan government has strengthened its commitment to global food security with its recent annual donation of USD 600,000 to support a collaborative program on rice research with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) from 2016 to 2019. (This was originally published in October 2015)

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