This partnership with IRRI
will expand our reach and expertise, and we are confident that this will contribute to faster and wider dissemination of rice technologies, such as the Clearfield[R] Production System and Provisia[R] Rice System, that raise rice productivity and farmers' income at the same time.
The DSR Consortium is developing a comprehensive, science-based, agronomic package adapted for direct seeded rice production in Asia, making direct seeded rice accessible and widely available to rice farmers, thereby enhancing the economic and ecological sustainability of rice production in Asia,' the IRRI
said in a news statement issued on Monday.
has developed a unique technology platform and expertise that will be used to address technical questions and produce a science-based package of technical recommendations and good practices for the development of direct seeded rice in Asia.
Collaboration between the DA and IRRI
include projects that use the latest technology and scientific knowledge in rice production such as the web-based decision support tool for precision farming called Rice Crop Manager, and satellite-based rice forecasting and monitoring system called Philippine Rice Information System.
CMS lines, IR58025A and IR62829A, were additionally utilized by national projects to create nearby half and halves in India (e.
900 per 40 kg for IRRI
6 crop but the same could not be implemented due to lax regulation.
has distributed the climate-smart rice varieties to about 10 million of the poorest and most disadvantaged rice farmers in various countries in South Asia under Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) project promoted by IRRI
During the meeting, various aspects of the Basmati Rice Value Chain Development,Agricultural Innovation Programme (AIP) Inception in Pakistan and role of ADB, IRRI
Philippines, PARC, PARB, RRI KSK, NIAB, NIBGE, Emkay Seeds Limited and other donors and national institutes were discussed before implementation.
The latest Submarino variety, according to IRRI
was released in the Philippines in 2009 and disseminated and promoted by the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to help rice farmers in times of floods and typhoons.
and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) responded to this need with the recently launched program.
Under the terms of the agreement announced today, financial details of which were not available, IRRI
and Devgen will apply Devgen's hybrid rice technology to breed some of the IRRI
identified traits that enhance drought resistance in rice.
officials led by its director general Robert Zeigler met government officials, private investors and bankers in Riyadh to discuss possibilities of future cooperation on March 7 and 8.