About Us

Transforming lives through the global rice sector

Our Mission

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.

Our Goals

Innovate. Catalyze. Transform.

Innovation leadership for the global rice sector

Be the linchpin of scientific innovation and thought leadership solving complex problems with deep research.

Catalyze impact at scale for people and planet

Create and support catalytic networks driving widespread adoption of high-impact innovations and technologies.

Transform rice-based agri-food systems

Establish a track record of delivering successful policy interventions and institutional capacity building programs that underpin the development of equitable and sustainable rice sectors globally.