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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.


27th Council for Partnership on Rice Research in Asia (CORRA) concludes successful conference in Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia, November 3, 2023 – The 27th Council for Partnership on Rice Research in Asia (CORRA) concluded its annual meeting from November 1 and 2 in Bali, Indonesia. Hosted by Badan Standardisasi Instrumen Pertanian (BSIP) under the Ministry of Agriculture, the event brought together senior officials and representatives of national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES) from major rice-producing and consuming countries.

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26th Annual CORRA Meeting Highlights the Importance of Rice for Global Food Security

The annual meeting of IRRI, NARES partners and officials emphasized that strengthening the partnership among the network in rice-based agricultural research and development is key to addressing global agrifood challenges.

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25th CORRA meeting affirms increased collaboration between member countries and One CGIAR, emphasizes opportunities in digital agriculture and Big Data for Asia  

Last 19 November 2021, CORRA held its 25th annual meeting to discuss current challenges and opportunities for rice-based agri-food systems in the region, and of the role the new One CGIAR will play in contributing to Asia’s food systems transformation. 

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CORRA webinar shares opportunities in sustainable rice straw management

The Council for Partnership on Rice Research in Asia (CORRA) recently hosted an online science webinar entitled “Rice Straw Management: Scaling GHG Emission-Reducing Technologies and Practices” that presented different options for repurposing the rice byproduct, as an alternative to the practice of rice straw burning.

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CORRA launches 2021 science webinar series

The Council for Partnership on Rice Research in Asia (CORRA) kicked off its CORRA science webinar series on 02 June via Zoom with a presentation on sustainable intensification of rice-based systems.

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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 Agricultural Research Council (BARC)

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI)


Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) 

General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA)

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)


China National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI)


Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) 

ICAR-National Rice Research Institute


Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD)


Japan International Research Centerfor Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)

National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)


National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI)


Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)


Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI)


Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC)


Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC)


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

Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)

South Korea

Rural Development Administration (RDA)

International Technology Cooperation Center (ITCC)


Sri Lanka

Department of Agriculture (DoA)

Rice Research and Development Institute (RRDI)


Rice Department


Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS)


Rice Research Institute of Uzbekistan - National Center for Knowledge and Innovation in Agriculture (RRI-NCKIA) under the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan

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