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Council for Partnership on Rice Research in Asia (CORRA)

The Council for Partnerships on Rice Research in Asia (CORRA) is composed of the leaders of the national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES) of 16 rice growing countries countries in Asia, and IRRI. The main objective of CORRA is to guide, facilitate, support and strengthen the partnerships between and among the NARES in Asia, and IRRI. By sharing rice research and development plans and outcomes, member countries and IRRI are kept abreast of each other's priorities and concerns on rice research. This fosters a culture of mutual support and promotion of scientifically proven technologies and policies in the rice sector of the region.

 

CORRA Member Countries

Member countries are represented by senior officials of selected national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES) in Asia. Countries are selected based on the importance of rice in their national agricultural plans and for their representation of rice ecosystems. Starting with 10 country members and IRRI in 1996, CORRA now has 16 country members plus IRRI who is represented by its director general.

Members and Representatives

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC)

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. Md. Kabir Ikramul Haque - Executive Chairman 

Cambodia

Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) 

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. Ouk Makara - Director

Director General Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)

Principal Representative (Incumbent):  H.E. Dr. Ngin Chhay - Director General

China

China National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI)

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. Peisong Hu - Director General

India

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) 

ICAR-National Rice Research Institute

Principal and Alternative Representative (Incumbent): Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra - Director General,  Secretary (DARE)

Indonesia

Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) 

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. Ir. Fadjry Djufry - Director General

Japan

Japan International Research Centerfor Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. Masaru Iwanaga - President

Lao PDR

National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) 

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. Chay Bounphanousay - Director General

Malaysia

Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. Mohammad Roff - Director General (Acting)

Myanmar

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI)

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. U Kyaw Swe Linn - Director General of the Department of Planning

Nepal

Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. Tek Bahadur Gurung - Executive Director (Acting)

Pakistan

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. Yusuf Zafar - Chairman

Sri Lanka

Department of Agriculture (DoA)/Rice Research and Development Institute (RRDI)

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. W.M.W. Weerakoon - Director General of Agriculture

Thailand

Rice Department 

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Mr. Prasong Prapaitrakul - Director General

Vietnam

Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS)

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. Nguyen Hong Son - President

Philippines

Philippine Council of Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)

Principal Representative (Incumbent): Dr. Reynaldo Ebora - Executive Director

 

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