Our Impact

Increasing food security 

Food security is no longer just about abundance of supply. In its truest sense, food security is only achieved when rice growing countries are also producing nutritious and high-quality rice to satsify the rise in demand and nutritional needs of rice-consuming populations. 

IRRI works closely with research networks, governments, and farmer communities to ensure that our approach to developing an abudant supply of healthier rice varieties are tailored such that it reaps the best returns for everyone involved. 

This is what food security is all about. Learn more about IRRI’s success stories on increasing food security.

Stewards of a Healthier Planet












How do we feed the world without destroying it?

We do more, with less. 

By influencing the people we work with to deploy smart crop management practices that optimize inputs like fertilizer, water, and other equally important resouces in farm management, we significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from rice fields.

http://Farmers tell their stories: Direct seeding of rice using a drumseeder in Indonesia

Find out how else are we trying to put this into action.

Engaging Women












IRRI acknowledges that increased participation of women in agricultural research for development and extension will accelerate the realization of development goals, such as reducing poverty and increasing food security. IRRI is working with women to empower them and strengthen their role in the design, experimentation, and evaluation of agricultural research for development, as well as improved access to resources and control over output.

Tackling climate change











Over the years, a wide range of institutions, including IRRI, have embarked in diverse climate change initiatives and projects that deal with adaptation and mitigation in the rice production system. The Institute has defined a coherent research portfolio on rice and climate change emphasizing on three areas: adaptation, mitigation, and policy. This sets rice production into the broader context of food supply and food security alongside socioeconomic issues, such as rural development and gender mainstreaming.