IRRI solidifies partnership with PhilRice
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has solidified partnership with Philippine Rice Research Center (PhilRice) by joining the 30th National Rice R&D Conference held at the PhilRice Central Experiment Station in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.
“IRRI’s participation on this annual conference highlights the long history of collaboration and strong partnership with PhilRice and its other national program partners,” PhilRice said in a statement.
Deputy Director for Communication and Partnerships Bruce Tolentino headed the IRRI delegation and presented the institute’s 2017 to 2025 strategic plan.
Ramil Mauleon, scientist II, also discussed the recently available bioinformatics resources on rice, the 3K ++ rice genomes, and the International Rice Informatics Consortium.
In the same plenary session, senior scientist, Casiana Vera Cruz presented the accomplishments of the completed Department of Agriculture (DA)-IRRI project Raising productivity and enriching the legacy of heirloom/traditional rice of the Cordilleras through community empowerment in unfavorable rice-based ecosystem (HRP).
IRRI researchers, Andres Godwin C. Sajise and Romeo Cabangon, talked about rice-based technology as they presented their papers “New generation salt tolerant varieties resilient to climate change and AutoMonPH- An ICT tool to improve adoption of water saving technologies in rice”.
IRRI also participated in the poster presentation competition by sending eight entries, five of which were from the Heirloom Rice Project (HRP).