International Rice Research Institute: Promoting sustainable rice production to meet growing challenges

Featuring: Dr. Robert Zeigler, Director General, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  • Monday, Dec 10, 2012
  • Dr. Robert Zeigler will discuss a range of scientific advances that will directly impact the future of global rice supplies, the sustainability of intensive rice production systems so characteristic of Asian landscapes, and the lives of farmers and consumers. 

    IRRI, a nonprofit independent research and training organization, based in the Philippines, is part of the CGIAR Consortium. IRRI develops new rice varieties and rice crop management techniques that help rice farmers improve the yield and quality of their rice in an environmentally sustainable way. IRRI works to reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure environmental sustainability through collaborative research, partnerships, and the strengthening of national agricultural research and extension systems. 
    Light refreshments will be served.
    Please RSVP to Jiwon Jun at

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