ri.org/about-us/our-history) has many Indian connections tied to people and

Historic first-ever visit of president of India to IRRI Headquarters on February 7. 2006.

Organization of 2nd International Rice Congress during October 9-13, 2006 in New Delhi wherein 1383 rice researchers, traders, rice millers, farmers and elected representatives from over 45 countries participated.

IRRI Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting in October 2006 in New Delhi.

Launch of the project Stress-Tolerant Rice for Poor Farmers in Africa and South Asia (STRASA) on March 16, 2008 in New Delhi.

The Uttar Pradesh State Varietal Release Committee officially released Swarna-Sub 1 on February 27, 2009--the first such variety to be released in India.

Launch of the project Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) on April 29, 2009.

ICAR approval on its joining GRiSP, September 5, 2010.

Organization of a public meeting “Ensuring Food Security in India through IRRI-India Partnership” coinciding IRRI Board Of Trustees (BOT) meeting were held in India during October 2011. Prof. KV Thomas Union Minister for Food graced the occasion.

Signing of current ICAR-IRRI Work Plan 2013-2016 on November 27, 2011 by the Director Generals of ICAR and IRRI.

Organization of 6th International Hybrid Rice Symposium in September at Hyderabad during September 10-12, 2012.

Organization 16th meeting of the CORRA in Hyderabad during September 13-14, 2012.

Inauguration of IRRI South Asia Breeding Hub at ICRISAT campus Hyderabad in 2012.

IRRI participation in Golden Jubilee International Symposium of All India Rice Research Workers at CRRI, Cuttack in March 2013.Inauguration of IRRI Annexure- Projects Office at Aggarwal Tower in New Delhi 2012.

First ever Rice Future Forum 2013 jointly organized by IRRI-ICAR-Bayer Crop Science in October 2013. Read more