Los Baños, Philippines, February 22, 2018 – Today Conviron presented Dr. Jacqueline Hughes, Deputy Director General for Research of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) with the Conviron Green Leaf Award™.
Dave Napier, Conviron’s Territory Manager for Australasia was on hand to present the award in a ceremony that included IRRI staff and senior personnel. IRRI, according to Napier, has earned the Conviron Green Leaf Award™ for two main reasons. One is its demonstration of excellence in rice research. “IRRI has the unique capacity to bring together lead researchers from all over the world to create programs and develop rice production technologies that are communicated from the scientists down to the farmers.”
Dr. Hughes expressed her pride and gratitude upon receiving the award as it serves as validation of IRRI’s status as the center of excellence in rice research. Hughes considers the award a “reminder of the purpose to which IRRI is committed, and an acknowledgement of our innovation and research excellence.” She also shared this success with “IRRI’s partners, donors, and investors who have supported the Institution to meet its mission”, emphasizing the need to maintain “strong relationships and, if possible, to make these even stronger”. Read more
IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in Los Baños, Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa and more than 1,000 staff.
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