Rice: Research to Production

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This course covers the basics of rice production, an overview of the changes and challenges in the rice industry from production to market, an awareness of the research issues of IRRI and its partners/collaborators, advancements in rice breeding, and building effective collaborations within the international research community. Additionally, the course will also cover issues related to germplasm exchange and property rights.

Facilitated by the respective experts in IRRI, course activities range from instructor-led lectures, open discussions, and hands-on field exercises.

Rice research to production course

Objectives

  • Identify the basics of rice production
  • Distinguish the diverse rice varieties
  • Examine the research and development issues related to food security
  • Apply the necessary hands-on skills related to rice production and breeding
  • Describe the ways in building effective international collaborations

Key Modules

  • Rice production basics
  • Rice research and development
  • Rice breeding methodologies
  • Farmer participatory research and technology transfer
  • Effective ways to structure international collaboration

Target Audience

  • This course is aimed at early career researchers and graduate (MS and PhD) students.

Duration: Three (3) weeks

Prerequisites

None. However participants should note that the course does require some outdoor physical exertion.

Course fee

US$3,500