Aussie envoy lauds IRRI’s climate change research facility

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Aussie envoy lauds IRRI’s climate change research facility 

By Saul E. Pa-a

LOS BANOS, Laguna Jan. 21 (PNA) — Australia’s newly-designated Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely lauded on Thursday the newest state-of-the-art climate change research facility as a major boost to global rice production.

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ADB, IRRI to strengthen partnership on shared food security goals

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on ADB, IRRI to strengthen partnership on shared food security goals 

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Dec. 26 — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) are set on bringing their 40-year partnership to a new level.

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Biotech rice shows potential to improve vitamin A

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Biotech rice shows potential to improve vitamin A 

IRRI LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Nov. 19 — The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) announced today that the results of the first round of multi-location trials of Golden Rice showed that beta carotene was produced at consistently high levels in the grain, and that grain quality was comparable to the conventional variety.

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IRRI, UNEP launch new rice management standards

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on IRRI, UNEP launch new rice management standards 

CALAMBA CITY, Oct. 27 — The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), launched on Tuesday the world's first standard for sustainable rice and more efficient standards for rice cultivation during the 5th Annual Plenary Meeting and General Assembly of Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) at the Crimson Hotel, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

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Philrice, IRRI helps improve rice production in Africa

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Philrice, IRRI helps improve rice production in Africa 

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Feb. 3 — The Season-Long Rice Farming Program for extension agronomists in Sub-Saharan countries has been a success, reported Lea Abaoag, head of the Technology Management and Services Division of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) during the IRRI-GRiSP Asia Science Week (Jan. 26-30).

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State-of-the art Lloyd Evans Plant Growth Facility in IRRI, Los Baños, Laguna

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on State-of-the art Lloyd Evans Plant Growth Facility in IRRI, Los Baños, Laguna 

150203170524Senator Cynthia A. Villar (left) graces the groundbreaking ceremony of the state-of-the art Lloyd Evans Plant Growth Facility of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, Laguna on Tuesday (Feb. 3, 2015). Also in photo is Ms. Cecilia Q. Honrado, country manager of the Philippine-Australian Center for International Agriculture Research. (PNA photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Cynthia Villar)
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IRRI breaks ground for Australia-funded plant growth facility

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on IRRI breaks ground for Australia-funded plant growth facility 

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Jan. 27 — The world's premier research organization focused on rice makes a commitment to keep working toward food and nutrition security for at least the next few generations.

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Rice scientists focus on Asia's poor

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Rice scientists focus on Asia's poor 

By Robert Maico

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Jan 27 (PNA) — Some of the world's leading experts on rice science convene this week at the Philippine headquarters of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) here to review research efforts toward making rice systems work better for the poor. They are focusing on Asia, where about 90% of rice is grown.

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DA-12 to expand research efforts to increase output

January 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA-12 to expand research efforts to increase output 

COTABATO CITY, Jan 20 — The Department of Agriculture in the SOCCSKSARGEN region said today it will strengthen its research and development programs to further increase rice production and other agricultural crops.

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DA to expand rice R&D efforts to boost output

January 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA to expand rice R&D efforts to boost output 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, Jan. 13 (PNA) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday said that it will be expanding its research and development (R&D) efforts on rice this year to help further improve production of the staple.

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