Hybrid Rice Development Consortium

To strengthen the collaboration between the public and private sectors and to enhance the dissemination of hybrid rice technology, Hybrid Rice Development Consortium (HRDC) was established at the International Rice Reserach Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines in 2008 with 39 public and private organizations. By Q1 2015, the HRDC has been expanded to 76 members.

IRRI partners with Tao Commodity Trader, Inc. for a Limited Exclusivity Agreement to commercialize elite HRDC hybrid varieties

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) continues to build partnerships with private sector partners to bring innovative and beneficial agricultural technologies to more and more farmers. Read more

IRRI, BASF develop herbicide-tolerant rice

Friday, January 26, 2018 - The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and BASF will develop cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) and restorer lines with the non-GM Provisia™ trait for herbicide tolerance. The system was developed by BASF and is currently being...

CGIAR centers IRRI and WorldFish win Global Food Systems Challenge

27 January 2022 ~ The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Seeding The Future Foundation announced the winners of its first-ever Seeding the Future Global Food Systems Challenge - and two of the three Grand Prize winners are CGIAR centers, the International...

IRRI lead scientist Jauhar Ali interviewed on arsenic-safe rice project, grand prize winner of the Global Food System Challenge

26 May 2022 ~ Early this year, CGIAR centers IRRI and WorldFish were the recipients of the grand prize given out by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in their inaugural Seeding the Future Global Food System Challenge. A new article published this month by...

Green Super Rice (GSR) traits: Breeding and genetics for multiple biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in rice

The Green Super Rice (GSR) breeding strategy began in 2008 at IRRI to efficiently develop lines with multiple-stress tolerance and more nutrient- and water-use efficiency with high genetic gains for various targeted ecosystems. The development of superior rice...

R&D Memberships

IRRI Tech Transfer facilitates the membership of private sector organizations in IRRI-led multi-sectoral consortia that collaborate and network on key research and development areas. View other IRRI R&D Membership Offerings

Yuan Longping (1930–2021)

Crop scientist whose high-yield hybrid rice fed billions. Chinese children recite a Tang dynasty poem that credits the farmer’s sweat and toil for the rice on their plates. They should also acknowledge crop scientist Yuan Longping, the ‘father of hybrid rice’, the...

BRRI dhan75 shows hope of early cultivation of robi crops

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) is going to introduce the BRRI dhan75, which is a short-duration and early maturity variety of Aman rice, in the market. The variety is expected to create scope of timely cultivation of rabi crops such as wheat, lentil,...

Yuan Longping: Simple life, great legacy

The Father of Hybrid Rice, who passed away on May 22 this year, left behind a massive legacy of innovation to combat global food crisis The world knows him as the Father of Hybrid Rice. His invention revolutionized the global hunger landscape in an era when an...

DA eyes bigger rice production in 2021

Author: DA Communications Group | 11 January 2021 The Department of Agriculture (DA) aims to further improve the country’s rice productivity and adequacy levels this year, boosted by the combined outcomes of government interventions and continued strong partnerships...
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