“Increased germplasm exchange with the HRDC has enabled us to produce hybrids with higher yield and good grain quality”

– Dr. Edgar Torres, plant breeder at CIAT and FLAR

Become a member

“After the initial development and sharing of hybrid rice technology and many IRRI-bred CMS lines, I am sure that IRRI’s revitalized Hybrid Rice Consortium is better equipped now to develop and provide the much-needed trait-specific parental lines to its members. The private sector is now better equipped to further jointly develop and spread the hybrids to improve stagnant productivity levels through the new rice hybrids.”

Dr. Ish Kumar
President – Research (Field Crops), Rasi Seeds (P) Ltd Hyderabad – India

Become a member

HRDC offers its members extensive resources for hybrid rice research


easier access to hybrid rice-based technologies, quality seed, information, and services



a sustainable funding mechanism for accelerated hybrid rice development work



enhanced capacity for hybrid rice research and product delivery


Access IRRI’s hybrid rice resources and avail membership benefits

Contact us

Hybrid Rice Development Consortium
International Rice Research Institute
Los Baños, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 580 5600 or +63 2 845 0563
Fax: +63 2 580 5699 or +63 2 845 0606


all rights reserved

Share This