About

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. IRRI aims to improve livelihoods and nutrition, abolishing poverty, hunger and malnutritionamong those who depend on rice-based agri-food systems.

IRRI is involved in the Coalition's Agriculture initiative. 

Find out more about the organisation on its website.

CCAC activities

Activity | Agriculture
Bangladesh | Ongoing
For rice growing countries such as Bangladesh, the methane produced by rice paddies is a significant portion of their total greenhouse gas emissions. Growing rice in flooded paddies produces methane...
Workstream | Agriculture
Ongoing
Paddy rice is a staple crop for much of the world’s population. It is also a key source of the greenhouse gas methane, responsible for about 40 million tonnes, or 10% of global emissions , each year...
Paddy rice production

Resources

2020 | Scientific Publications
, Thi Bach Thuong Vo, Reiner Wassmann, Van Trinh Mai, Duong Quynh Vu, Thi Phuong Loan Bui, Thi Hang Vu, Quang Hieu Dinh, Bui Tan Yen, Folkard Asch and Bjoern Ole Sander Institute of Agricultural Sciences in the Tropics, University of Hohenheim; Cuu Long Rice Research Institute; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; Institute for Agricultural Environment

Rice production is a significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the national budget of many Asian countries, but the extent of emissions varies strongly across agro-environmental...

2020 | Reports, Case Studies & Assessments
, Melanie Connor, Annalyn H. de Guia, Reianne Quilloy, Hung Van Nguyen, Martin Gummert, Bjoern Ole Sander

Rice farmers in the Mekong Delta are not only experiencing challenges due to climate change but are also expected to increase production through sustainable intensification. Increased production...

2019 | Reports, Case Studies & Assessments
, The Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD); Escobar Carbonari, D; Grosjean, G., Läderach, P., Tran Dai, N.; Ole Sander, B.; McKinley, J.; Leocadio, S.; Tapasco, J.

The processes countries use to revise their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the UNFCCC’s Paris Agreement will be key to ensure that their pledges lead to effective climate change...

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Pili Drive, Los Baños
Laguna 4031
Philippines

Initiatives

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