Rice: Research to Production Course

DESCRIPTION

Through a balanced mix of classroom lectures, group discussions, and hands-on field sessions, this course covers the basics of rice production, an appreciation of the changes and challenges in the rice industry from production to market, knowledge of the research issues of IRRI and its partners/collaborators, advancements in rice breeding, and structuring effective collaboration within the international research community. Additionally, the course will also cover issues related to germplasm exchange and property rights.

OBJECTIVES
  • Understand the basics of rice production
  • Know and appreciate the changes in the rice industry from production to market
  • Appreciate the research and development issues in rice research
  • Acquire skills relating to rice breeding, molecular genetics, and genomics
  • Understand how to structure effective international collaboration
KEY MODULES
  • Rice production basics
  • Rice research and development
  • Rice breeding methodologies
  • Farmer participatory research and technology transfer
  • Effective ways to structure international collaboration
TARGET AUDIENCE
  • Government officials
  • NARES/NGOs/CBOs
  • Scientists
  • Private Sector agri-business employees (large and small)
  • Students
  • Anyone who is interested!
DURATION
  • 15 days
PREREQUISITE
  • None. However participants should note that the course does require some outdoor physical exertion.
CONTACT INFORMATION

Ms. Achu Arboleda
IRRI Education
E-mail: m.s.arboleda@irri.org

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
Email: education@irri.org
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