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Vietnam expands CS-MAP program after successful implementation in Mekong Delta
Collective Action for a Sustainable Future: Working Together to Transform Asian Mega-Deltas
60 Years of Rice Varieties
Agriculture Department and IRRI set the Philippine rice research roadmap for the next 5 years
Stopping climate change from silently crippling the core of our food system


  • Two Degree Initiative for Food and Agriculture

    The ‘Two Degree Initiative’ (2DI) is a coalition of hundreds of like-minded partner organizations from around the world. They are brought together with a single unifying vision – to transform the global food system for a climate-smart future.
    A recording of the CCAFS-WRI webinar on the Two Degree Initiative (2DI), where IRRI plays a lead role, will be streamed on 25 January at the Climate Adaptation Summit.

  • CGIAR Research Pays Off: New Report Finds 10 Times Return on Investment

    Investments in CGIAR research generate returns of 10 times the amount invested, a new report has found. The report, commissioned by the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation, found a 10 to 1 benefit-cost ratio on CGIAR investments of $60 billion in present value terms over almost five decades.

  • Agricultural Research Unties the Gordian Knot

    For CGIAR, the CERES2030 study was both a reminder and validation. A reminder that a portfolio approach to food systems research is required. And a validation of CGIAR’s efforts through targeted research – delivering benefits through partnerships focused around knowledge and empowerment, innovations that can be easily implemented from fields to markets, and policy recommendations that are supported by science.

Everyone is invited!

Unleashing the Potential of Plant Health

CGIAR International Year of Plant Health Webinar Series 

WEBINAR 2: Germplasm health in preventing transboundary spread of pests and pathogens

Highlight the importance of germplasm health in the prevention of transboundary pest and disease spread, as well as the generation of clean planting material undertaken locally. It will also examine the implications of the introduction of novel pests and diseases through poor germplasm practices for the sustainability of agriculture and food systems, farmers’ livelihood, consumers, and food and nutrition security.
17 February 2021 | 12:00 GMT | Zoom

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IRRI’s Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak is causing immense challenges around the world, and is threatening to create significant disruptions in food and nutrition security for billions of people, especially the world’s poorest.

The International Rice Research Institute is in solidarity with the global community as we utilize our expertise and resources to address the myriad challenges brought about by the pandemic. Collaborating with countries, partners, and OneCGIAR, IRRI is committed to working towards ensuring food and nutrition security through rice-based agri-food systems during this crisis.

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Regional Voices


What we do

We are addressing five impact challenges faced by farmers, consumers, and stakeholders, in the world’s rice-producing countries.

Where we work

We work with key actors from these regions through our in-country offices to develop actionable research analyses and recommendations on country-specific agricultural initiatives.

Beyond these areas, we also work with other country partners through our global research programs and networks. 

Learn more about IRRI's regional initiatives here and explore how we can collaborate. 

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