The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have recently completed a technical assistance project which aims to help governments identify and prioritize appropriate climate-resilient agricultural technologies and practices for high-impact investment. Read more
IRRI is a longtime partner of the Royal Government's efforts to strengthen their agricultural sector, with rice-based farming systems central in generating jobs, ensuring food security, reducing poverty, and developing rural areas, which contribute to the country’s economic transformation.
Rice straw is a waste byproduct of rice production. To get rid of it quickly for the next planting, many farmers burn rice straw in the field, which causes air pollution and nutrient loss in crop production. By developing technologies and practices that offer productive and sustainable uses for this waste byproduct, we can reduce the ecological impact of rice production as well as add value to farmers’ crops and foster community health and livelihoods.
For more information on Rice Straw Management, visit ricestraw.irri.org
Increasing smallholder farmer access to sustainable tools while reducing reliance on chemical pesticides
Access to new agricultural technologies helps increase farmer incomes
The 16-year partnership between the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Rural Development Administration (RDA) of South Korea has made a real-world impact through the transfer of knowledge and skills. Read more
Preserving cultures and communities through the development and promotion of high-value traditional rice varieties
This local language video was produced to create awareness among Odisha farmers about existing strategies available to manage weather-related agricultural risks. The video discusses stress tolerant rice varieties suitable for upland and lowland areas, the type and extent of risk it can withstand, the duration, and expected yield. It also provides information on the government crop insurance program, its importance, benefits, and other details. The video also highlights the benefits of crop insurance in a number of risk scenarios, and also features the experiences of farmers who have adopted these risk management strategies.
Rice-fish farming offers rice farmers an opportunity to produce a greater range of food and earn more income while only having minimum paddy modifications.
IRRI, as part of the Two Degree Initiative for Food and Agriculture (2DI), helped lead a series of stakeholder consultations from June to August which captured key challenges, as well as stakeholder needs and priorities regarding climate change and food security, while forging partnerships to strengthen climate resilience of Asian Mega-Deltas. Read more