Secure the future of rice

IRRI’s research is sustained by funding support from governments, philanthropic foundations, private sector, international agencies, and through the CGIAR. These entities enable and sustain IRRI’s work toward reducing poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. It is also through their continued support that we are able to promote sustainable rice production in the regions where we are present.

Your investment in IRRI’s research can help sustain the food, livelihood, and nutrition needs of rice-dependent populations. Be among our trusted global investors and partners.

investor FEATUREs

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

New Funding to Help Poor Rice Farmers Succeed Amid Climate Change and Other Challenges

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is receiving significant new funding from the Bill & Melina Gates Foundation to harness major scientific advances and address some of the biggest unsolved problems in agriculture. IRRI's new project will help develop and distribute improved varieties of rice that can be grown in rainfed ecosystems — where farmers have little or no access to irrigation — and withstand environmental stresses such as drought, flooding, and salinity.

Our Investors

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

BMGF is one of the world’s largest private foundations, seeking to drive change on a global scale through its focus on health, poverty, education, and opportunity, working to help all people lead healthy, productive lives

Republic of India

  • Department of Agriculture, Cooperation, and Farmers Welfare

  • Government of Andhra Pradesh State

  • Government of Karnataka

  • Government of Odisha, India
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Republic of the Philippines

  • Department of Agriculture Agricultural Training Institute

  • Department of Agriculture Bureau of Agriculture Research

  • Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry

  • Department of Agriculture Regional Field Offices - ARMM, CAR,I, II, IVA, IVB, V, VI, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII

  • Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)

United States of America

  • National Science Foundation

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Federal Republic of Germany

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

  • UK Space Agency


  • European Commission

  • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Italy
  • Korea-Rural Development Administration

  • Lee Foundation

  • Syngenta Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

  • UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • United Nations Environment Programme

  • Access Agriculture
  • Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative
  • ASEAN - China Cooperation Fund
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • AXA Research Fund
  • BASF SE, Germany
  • Bayer
  • Council of Agriculture (COA) Executive Yuan, Taiwan
  • DKT International
  • Give2Asia
  • Instituto de Investigacao Cientifica Tropical (Tropical Research Institute)
  • International Cooperation and Development Fund
  • International Finance Corporation
  • International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3IE)
  • International Seed Testing Association
  • Kellogg Company
  • Kellogg Foundation
  • Kingdom of Thailand
  • Land Bank of the Philippines
  • Monsanto Fund
  • Mozambique Ministry of Agriculture
  • National Research Foundation Singapore
  • People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • People's Republic of China
  • Provivi, Inc.
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Republic of Indonesia
  • Republic of Turkey
  • Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Zegar Family Foundation

Our Partners

IRRI takes pride in working with experts from around the world, from different institutions and in a variety of sectors, to make an impact where it is needed most. Through our trusted partners, IRRI’s research excellence is linked to areas and networks where it can add the most value. Without our partners IRRI could make limited headway. These are the conduits that expand IRRI’s impact to the world and make our shared mission possible.

  • Africa Rice Center
  • Australian National University
  • Carnegie Institution of Washington
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Cornell University
  • Cranfield University
  • HarvestPlus
  • Heinrich Heine University
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture
  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • International Food Policy Research Institute
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
  • Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Kansas State University
  • Nagoya University
  • National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
  • National Institute of Agricultural Botany
  • National University of Singapore
  • New York University
  • North Carolina University
  • Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana
  • Rothamsted Research Ltd.
  • South China Agricultural University
  • UN University
  • United Way Worldwide
  • Université Catholique de Bukavu
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños
  • University of York
  • University of Zurich
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Wageningen University
  • WorldFish

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