Rice Production and Research Course

Course description

The rice industry in Asia is transforming rapidly. This is being  driven by increasing vertical integration of the industry itself, labor migration with subsequent labor shortages at the farm level, input-output price squeeze and pressure for improved efficiencies in nutrient and water management, greater mechanized service provision, demands by the consumer for quality rice that meets GAP standards, and the challenges of the extremes emanating from climate change.

IRRI is committed to nurturing the environment for a new generation of scientists, professional extension agents, public and private, through technical knowledge coupled with practical competency for rice production and seed production from seed to market and competency with the latest ICT tools and the softer skills for working with farmers, extension material development and operating within a multi-actor rice industry environment.

This training program is composed of training activities on (1) the basics of rice production that will deal with the production and post handling of rice grains (2) visits to different organizations or people including scientists and farmers who are directly working on rice research and production accodingly (3) appreciate and understand rice researchd and how rice varieties are devloped and released, and (4) “getting your feet wet” by performing actual field operations in the farm.

A fundamental of this course is learning and understanding how rice variety is developed as a crop, its importance, and how rice is grown.

Date & Venue

June 16-19, 2015
International Rice Research Institute
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Contact Information

Dr. Noel P. Magor
Head, 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