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testimonials from HRDC members

“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

“Breeding materials are highly useful to us and we have very good cooperation from the HRDC team at IRRI. We are expecting much more to be done together in our mission to address the common problem of world food hunger through the HRDC platform.”

Dr. Santosh Paikarao

Manager -Rice, Kaveri Seed Company Ltd India

“With the collaboration of the HRDC, the Department of Agricultural Research (DAR) hopes to provide better hybrids to increase farmers’ income and offer a better life for the new generation.”

Naing Kyi Win

Director General, Department of Agricultural Research Myanmar

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