International Rice Research Institute

Type: Organization
Name: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

IRRI expands tech that cuts farmer’s water expense, greenhouse gas emission

Share this:The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is expanding use of alternate wetting and drying (AWD) technology among Angat farmers to help cut irrigation expense and reduce emission of methane to the environment.The practice of withholding ... [Published Manila Bulletin - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Corporate social responsibility

When it comes to rice servings in restaurants, fast food outlets and other similar establishments, half is more valuable than whole.Quezon City has recently joined other localities in the country like Bohol, Aklan, Laoag City, Alaminos City and Cagayan ... [Published Tempo - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Are cocolisap-infested coconut trees healing?

Saving the coconut tree seems to be a done-deal, that is, if you listen to the voices of plant scientists who believe in organic and natural farming. This means that nature is healing the coconut trees that are beset by the cocolisap or the coconut scale ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Half-rice ordinance to reduce rice wastage

Share this:The recent approval of the half -rice ordinance in Quezon City has increased the chances that citizen’s awareness will result in the decline of rice wastage in the years to come.This was the assessment made by Councilor Allan Butch Francisco, ... [Published Manila Bulletin - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

Antiwaste campaign is run by PhilRice, not IRRI

Philippine Daily InquirerOn behalf of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), I am writing in reaction to the story titled “QC restos now required to offer half servings of rice at half the price” (Metro, 8/7/14).While the IRRI fully supports ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

Half-cup rice option now a must in all QC food joints

MANILA, Philippines–It’s official.All eating establishments in Quezon City—from lowly eateries to upscale restaurants, including canteens in hospitals or schools—must offer customers the option of ordering a half-a-cup of rice.Under the “Half-Cup Rice ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Experts give ASEAN food security scheme high marks

[MANILA] Two experts gave a positive assessment of food security efforts of Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) member countries during a forum on food security organised by SciDev.Net and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) last 30 July ... [Published SciDev.Net - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 3 reports

Philippines posts highest rice yield in ASEAN

10:18 pmThe Philippines has posted the highest rice yield for the last three to four years among countries composing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), according to International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Deputy Director General ... [Published Manila Times - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Farmers affected by climate change could be helped by new resilient rice

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 ByClimate change is increasingly making farmers think about their future. are particularly creating problems with rice crops and the problem is expected to continue.Farmers in Nepal are finding that traditional rice varieties ... [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Philippine Senator Supports Research on Healthier Crops

| ISAAAThe International Rice Research Institute held a forum and exhibit on July 23, 2014 to celebrate the Philippine Nutrition Month. Philippine Senator Cynthia Villar, head of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food was the guest speaker in the ... [Published BioPortfolio - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Villar backs research on healthier rice

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines - – Rice is the lar-gest part of the Filipino diet and healthier versions of the staple can go a long way in helping solve key health concerns, as well as improve public health in general.Sen. Cynthia A. Villar made this ... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

National Newsbits for July 28, 2014

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar, chairperson of the Senate Agriculture and Food Committee, has lauded the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) based in Los Baños, Laguna, for enhancing the nutritional content of rice eaten not only in the Philippines but ... [Published Manila Bulletin - Jul 27 2014]

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"> Mars Inc.  has big sustainability goals. Its 2040 target is to eliminate all fossil fuel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from its direct operations. "
"The impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the livelihood of small farmers and fisherfolk was devastating... nearly 130,000 families were affected, 600,000 hectares of land were devastated, 33 million coconut trees were affected, out of that 15 million trees were just on the ground."
"African rice is once more at the forefront of cultivation strategies that aim to confront climate change and food availability challenges" said Judith Carney, a professor of geography at the InstituteInstitute of the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California Berkeley...

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The two faces of rice prices [Published Business Mirror - Aug 20 2014]
IRRI expands tech that cuts farmer’s water expe... [Published Manila Bulletin - Aug 19 2014]
Corporate social responsibility [Published Tempo - Aug 19 2014]
Are cocolisap-infested coconut trees healing? [Published Philippine Star - Aug 18 2014]
Packaging Technology Takes On Food Waste [Published Packaging Network - Aug 13 2014]
Mars, Inc. Plans to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Use i... [Published Justmeans - Aug 11 2014]
Half-rice ordinance to reduce rice wastage [Published Manila Bulletin - Aug 11 2014]
Haribon Foundation launches ‘State of the Phili... [Published Manila Times - Aug 11 2014]
Mars, Inc. Plans to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Use i... [Published theCSRfeed - Aug 11 2014]
Farmers stick with old methods due to costs [Published Myanmar Times - Aug 11 2014]
Public private partnerships key to ensuring foo... [Published Eco-Business - Aug 11 2014]
Antiwaste campaign is run by PhilRice, not IRRI [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 10 2014]
GMO Golden Rice: The Scourge of Asia. Monsanto,... [Published Global Research - Aug 09 2014]
Happy birthday, ASEAN! [Published Business World - Aug 07 2014]
TNAU convocation on Aug 26 [Published Business Standard India - Aug 07 2014]
Half-cup rice option now a must in all QC food ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 06 2014]
QC restos now required to offer half servings o... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 06 2014]
The domestic price of rice, food security polic... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 05 2014]
Experts give ASEAN food security scheme high marks [Published SciDev.Net - Aug 04 2014]
Taiwan biologists honored by US society [Published Taiwan Today - Aug 04 2014]
Caution urged over a sovereign wealth fund [Published Myanmar Times - Aug 04 2014]
Plan to improve basmati seed varieties under way [Published Business Recorder - Aug 04 2014]
Organic farmers, traders hold protest vs GMO fo... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 04 2014]
Food production in a warming world [Published Radio New Zealand - Aug 03 2014]
Rice yields go up along with imports [Published Manila Standard Today - Aug 02 2014]
Kalamansi, makopa, kamote get an upgrade [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 02 2014]
UA effort leads to unlocking of rice’s secrets [Published Arizona Daily Star - Aug 01 2014]
Philippines posts highest rice yield in ASEAN [Published Manila Times - Jul 31 2014]
Farmers affected by climate change could be hel... [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Jul 31 2014]
IRRI: PH has highest rice yield in ASEAN region [Published Manila Bulletin - Jul 31 2014]
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Mars, Inc. Plans to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Use i... [Published theCSRfeed - Aug 11 2014]
SOURCE: Mars, Incorporated DESCRIPTION:<p style=""&gt; Mars, Inc.  has big sustainability goals. Its 2040 target is to eliminate all fossil fuel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from its direct operations. <p style=""&gt;One way it is ...
Philippine Senator Supports Research on Healthi... [Published CropBiotech Update - Jul 30 2014]
The International Rice Research Institute held a forum and exhibit on July 23, 2014 to celebrate the Philippine Nutrition Month. Philippine Senator Cynthia Villar, head of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food was the guest speaker in the forum. ...
The Week In Numbers: GMO Safety Testing, Guinea... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 11 2014]
Golden RiceCompared to regular white rice, "golden" rice, at the top, has been genetically modified to produce beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A.International Rice Research Institute via Wikipedia 1,700: the number of peer-reviewed safety ...
Progress with Stress-Resistant Rice for Asia an... [Published UC Berkeley Events - YouTube - Jun 25 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPgEDSb4grQ&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Progress with Stress-Resistant Rice for Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa Umesh Shankar Singh, International ...
3,000 Rice Genome Sequences Made Publicly Avail... [Published CropBiotech Update - Jun 04 2014]
The 3000 Rice Genomes Project, a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), has announced the publication of the genome sequencing ...
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