International Rice Research Institute

Established in 1960, IRRI is among the largest non-profit agricultural research centers in Asia, with headquarters in the Philippines and offices in 14 other nations.

IRRI is dedicated to abolishing poverty and hunger among people and populations that depend on rice-based agri-food systems. Through our work and partnerships, we aim to improve the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; promote environmental sustainability in a world challenged by climate change; and support the empowerment of women and the youth in the rice industry.

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.



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Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

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Impact Measurement, Operational Management, Other(s), Research, Trainings

The team at International Rice Research Institute

  • Joanna Kane-Potaka

    Joanna Kane-Potaka

    Deputy Director General, Strategy, Engagement, and Impact at International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

  • Lakshmi Pillai

    Lakshmi Pillai

    International Business Innovation Strategist at International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

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