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IRRI research head meets with research partners in India

posted Nov 26, 2014, 11:43 PM by Rowena Baltazar ‎(IRRI)‎

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 KumarSudhanshu SinghSudhir 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.

At OUAT, Dr. Morell discussed an array of issues revolving around agriculture in Eastern India with Vice Chancellor Manoranjan Kar, university officials, scientists and students. Prof. Kar stressed the long-standing collaboration between OUAT with IRRI which has contributed to the growth of agricultural science and farming communities. Prof. Kar also expressed his happiness over the PG and PhD research scholars of OUAT working in collaboration with IRRI and hoped that more students and scientists would be part of the program in the future.  (See full story at IRRI Bulletin, here)