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INTERNATIONAL RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS | INTERNATIONAL RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE | 13TH JULY | PIB

SYLLABUS SECTION: GS III (ECONOMY)

WHY IN THE NEWS?

Recently, MoU has been sign between the Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare (DA&FW) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).

KEY DETAILS ABOUT INTERNATION RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE:

  • The MoU is regarding the commencement of Phase 2 activities of IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC) to scale up the existing partnership for food and nutrition security in the South Asian region.

ABOUT ISARC:

  • The IRRI South Asia Regional Centre is a regional facility that supports research collaboration, training, and service provision to institutions, scientists, and other stakeholders from India and other South Asian and African nations.
  • It is located in Varanasi and was established through an agreement between DA&FW and IRRI, Philippines.
  • ISARC is the first research centre of the IRRI to be establish outside of its headquarters in the Philippines.
ABOUT INTERNATION RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE(IRRI):
  • The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is an international agricultural research and training organization with its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna in the Philippines, and offices in seventeen countries. It was establish in 1960.
  • IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicate to reducing poverty, hunger, and malnutrition through rice science.

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SOURCE: PIB

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