About the International Rice Congress
The International Rice Congress is the biggest gathering of thought leaders, scientists, policymakers, agriculture experts, and technology providers from the world of rice research.
It provides a venue for all players in the rice industry to meet, share, and learn about the latest game-changing innovations, cutting-edge technologies, and crucial policies shaping the future of the globe's most important staple crop.
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization focused on solving complex global problems through vibrant, rice-based agri-food systems. IRRI’s mission and purpose remain clear: to improve the quality of life of those who depend on the rice sector—from the ultra-poor to those moving up the development ladder—and the environmental sustainability of rice production systems.
As a founding member of CGIAR, IRRI contributes to the collective goals of CGIAR as articulated through its strategy and results framework and is the lead center of the CGIAR Research Program on Rice.
The world faces multiple complex challenges: continued population growth; scarcity of land, water, and labor; rapid urbanization; and climate change. Despite exponential technology advances and the continued evolution of the roles of the public and private sectors, it is clear that such complex challenges will rarely be solved by simple solutions.
IRRI has an opportunity to make a profound difference over the next few critical decades based on our differentiating capacities at the intersection of research and development.
IRRI aims to improve livelihoods and nutrition, abolishing poverty, hunger, and malnutrition among those who depend on rice-based agri-food systems. In doing so, IRRI’s work protects the health of rice farmers and consumers, and the environmental sustainability of rice farming in a world challenged by climate change. IRRI’s work promotes the empowerment of women and supports opportunities for youth in an equitable agri-food system.
Our research for development is characterized by its collaborative nature: from alliances with advanced research institutes; through strong collaborations and capacity development with governments and national agricultural research and extension systems; to partnerships with the development sector and our ability to broker novel delivery channels through the private sector. IRRI’s work is supported by a diverse network of investors aligned to common goals.
For more information about IRRI visit http://irri.org
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14 – 17 Oct 2018
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