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Vietnam’s MARD minister calls on promotion of climate-smart practices to reduce GHG emissions at COP26’s Ministerial Dialogue
Inclusive, Sustainable Rice System to Improve East Africa’s Food and Income Security
IRRI supports Uttar Pradesh, India in popularizing Kalanamak rice variety
MARD organizes priority setting workshop for NDC implementation in Vietnam’s rice sector
Initial peer-reviewed publications of Golden Rice biosafety data completed


  • 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.

IRRI Event Spotlight - EARC 2021


As rice becomes a strategic commodity in Africa, many countries have embarked on various programs that, along with continental initiatives, aspire to chart a course of action for moving the regional rice sector forward. The EARC 2021 will serve as a platform for accomplishing the ambitious plan of strengthening domestic rice production by initiating substantive discussions on the challenges and opportunities in the sector.

Join us as we bring together diverse and prestigious key players in Africa's agri-food sector—including government officials, development partners, members of the research and academic community, donors and investors, the private sector, civil society, women and youth sectors, and farmers groups—to lead its transformation, empowerment, and development.


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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