Basics of Rice Production

Course Description

Rice is Asia’s economically and culturally most important food crop and its production is regarded as the single most important economic activity on the planet.

This 3-day Basic Rice Production Course is an IRRI orientation to rice production from seed preparation to post harvest. It is designed to update the participant’s knowledge and skills concerning best practices and new technology associated with wetland rice farming.


The objective of the course will enable the participants to:
  • appreciate the importance of rice and its growing environment
  • understand how rice varieties are developed and produced
  • detect, identify and solve common field problems of rice production
  • “get your feet wet” by performing actual field operations in the farm
Date & Venue

April 6-8, 2015 (1st offering)
October 27-29 (2nd offering)

International Rice Research Institute
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Contact Information

Dr. Noel P. Magor
Head, Training Center


Engr. Eugenio Castro, Jr.
Course Coordinator/ Senior Manager
Training Center

International Rice Research Institute
DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines
Fax: (63- 2) 891-1292; 580 5699
Phone: (63- 2) 845-0563; 580 5600 ext 2538