Press releases

IRRI and Philippine Agriculture Department announce International Rice Congress 2023’s cross-continental keynote speakers line up

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines (19 July 2023) – An assembly of cross-continental experts in rice science and technology is set to lead the programs and discussions in the upcoming International Rice Congress 2023 (IRC 2023). These resource persons representing the academia, private companies, and research institutions in countries across Asia, Africa, as well as the United States are setting the tone at this year’s IRC to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila, Philippines on 16-19 October.


DLG extends cooperation with International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) for congress in Philippines

FRANKFURT, Germany (10 July 2023) – As part of its cooperation with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the DLG (German Agricultural Society) will support this year’s International Rice Congress (IRC 2023), 16-19 October, in Manila, Philippines. IRC 2023 is the largest gathering of the stakeholders of rice-based food systems worldwide. Under the terms of the partnership, DLG will leverage synergies from its international knowledge network and Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery. Started in 2002 and held every four years, the International Rice Congress has served as a platform for scientists, experts, and decision makers from the government, private, and public sector to develop evidence-based solutions to the challenges of the global rice sector. Rice, the staple food for more than half of the global population, remains a critical commodity for farmers, consumers, and government decision makers.


World's largest rice congress to be held in Manila, co-organized by the Philippine Agri Dept and IRRI

MANILA, Philippines (15 May 2023) – The Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) has pledged support in co-organizing the largest gathering of the stakeholders of rice-based food systems worldwide in the Philippines this coming October with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). “Rice is one of the priority areas of the Philippine government to achieve food self-sufficiency and improve the lives of Filipino farmers. At IRC 2023, we can learn about recent advancements in genetic, digital, and nature-based solutions, offering valuable insights to address the various challenges faced by the rice industry in the Philippines,” said the DA Undersecretary for Rice Industry Development, Leocadio Sebastian.

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