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IRRI: developing CGIAR partnerships with the private sector for impact acceleration
November 26, 2020Expert opinion
IRRI: developing CGIAR partnerships with the private sector for impact acceleration

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a member of the CGIAR, aims to improve the health and welfare of those who depend on rice-based agri-food systems, protecting the environmental sustainability of rice farming. In an interview with Remy Bitoun, head of IRRI Tech Transfer, Sarah Cummings discussed the current status of engagement with the private sector from his personal perspective and what initiatives can be scaled up by the CGIAR in the context of OneCGIAR. »

ARF-2 final factsheet: PARCR project in Benin
November 12, 2019Research project
ARF-2 final factsheet: PARCR project in Benin

The PARCR project in Benin has published its final factsheet, with as main outcome achieved the high adoption of the best practices of rice production on the one hand, and of the best practices of rice parboiling on the other hand.¬† »

ARF-3 factsheet: ERIGNU in Uganda
June 5, 2019Research project
ARF-3 factsheet: ERIGNU in Uganda

Please download the factsheet with midterm results of the Applied Research Fund Call 3 project. »

ARF-2 factsheet: ENRICH Uganda
June 5, 2019Research project
ARF-2 factsheet: ENRICH Uganda

Please download the factsheet with end results of the Applied Research Fund Call 2 project. »

April 3, 2019Knowledge Portal
Innovative irrigation system could future-proof India’s major cereals

This blog describes a study that demonstrated how rice and wheat can be grown using 40 percent less water through an innovative combination of existing irrigation and cropping techniques. Rice and wheat grown using a sub-surface drip fertigation system, combined with conservation agriculture approaches used at least 40 percent less water than flood irrigation for the same amount of yields, and is still cost-effective for farmers. »

AGRI-QUEST report documentary 2016-2019
May 24, 2018Research project
AGRI-QUEST report documentary 2016-2019

The Applied Research Fund project “Strengthening Agribusiness Ethics, Quality standards and ICT Usage in Uganda’s Value Chains (AGRI-QUEST)” has published a documentary¬†which shows the progress of the project implementation. »