Tuesday, 3 December 2013

IRRI recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation during the World Food Day in Myanmar

Dr. Madonna Casimero, IRRI Representative to Myanmar received a plaque of appreciation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MoAI) in honor of IRRI's strong technical support to rice sector development last 16 October 2013. This is in line with the World Food Day Celebration in the new administrative capital of Myanmar, Nay Pyi Taw.

"Sustainable Food System for Food Security and Nutrition" is this year's World Food Day theme that emphasized on R.I.C.Hstrategy. As identified by Dr. Robert Zeigler, IRRI Director General, the strategy will address the three principal areas for improvement for farmers to achieve higher profitability and for them to continue growing rice: (1) technological innovation, adaptation and extension; (2) postharvest processing and marketing; (3) development of international trade.

*Note: R.I.C.H means reduced risks and losses by targeting technologies matching with rice environments for stable rice production and crop diversification, integrated and efficient systems in the rice value chain (vertical integration from seed to production to market) to reduce transaction costs, coordinated program, strategies, policies and broad-based investment platform to stimulate participation of the private sector, highly productive and profitable rice farmers that grow rice using sustainable practices.

Workplace Communications Article 2013-103

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