Matthew Morell, deputy director general-research of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), toured in India to review on-going IRRI collaborative activities and projects with Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI), Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), IRRI’s South Asia Breeding Hub at ICRISAT, and Bihar Agricultural University (BAU) on 12-20 October 2014. Dr. Morell was accompanied by Drs. Arvind Kumar, Sudhanshu Singh, Sudhir Yadav and Manzoor Dar.
At CRRI, Dr. Morell spent much time in the field - both on-station and on-farm involving collaborative projects with STRASA and CSISA. Dr. T. Mohapatra, director of CRRI, appreciated Dr. Morell’s visit and said it further strengthened the CRRI-IRRI partnership and boosted the morale of scientists working on IRRI’s various collaborative projects at the Institute.
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