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Press Releases from International Rice Research Institute (3 total)

International Rice Research Institute Announces New Leadership at IRRI SARC

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) announced last week the appointment of Dr. Sudhanshu Singh as the new Director of IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (IRRI SARC) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Dr. Singh assumed the charge of office on 4th January 2021. IRRI Director General Matthew Morell said of the selection and appointment to this strategic and coveted assignment in South Asia for the Institute, “Dr. Singh brings a wealth

Policy Brief: Impact of COVID-19 on the Rice Value Chain (RVC) in Asia

Lockdowns, shutdowns and other protection measures induced by the COVID-19-pandemic have disrupted the upstream (input supply and production), midstream (processing, marketing, and logistics), and downstream (retail and consumption) segments of the rice value chain. This has affected the lives and livelihoods of over four billion people including millions of rice value chain actors in Asia. This policy brief 'Impact of COVID-19 on the Rice Value Chain in Asia', uses a

Averting An Agricultural Crisis : Setting Food And Nutrition Systems Right Durin …

By Nafees Meah ( ; Prakashan Chellattan Veettil ; Basanta Kumar Kar (Global Nutrition Leadership Awardee, Transform Nutrition Champion) The exponential spread of the COVID-19 virus has forced many countries in the developed and developing world to take unprecedented policy and regulatory measures, such as the temporary lockdown of the entire country in order to break the chain of transmission. These restrictions have imposed a complete or partial shutdown of their

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