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International Rice Research Institute

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Network member number: 
N0066
Acronym: 
IRRI
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10th Floor Suite 1009, Security Bank Center 6776 Ayala Avenue Makati Metro Manila 1226, PHILIPPINES

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Type of organisation: 
Research and academic institution
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The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science.

Contributions

  • Agricultural biotechnology

    Agricultural biotechnology (rice)

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    Technology
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    The biotechnology approach for methane mitigation technology involves identification of rice cultivars which emit less methane. It also involves the tailoring of plants which translocate less photosynthate to the roots and more to reproductive parts. Rice cultivation is responsible for 10% of GHG emissions from agriculture. In developing countries, the share of rice in GHG emissions from agriculture is even higher, e.g., it was 16% in 1994.