Taiwan, IRRI ink rice research pact


LOS BANOS, Laguna: Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) signed a memorandum of understanding with Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on Monday in Los Banos, paving the way toward greater collaboration on related research. Scheduled to take effect next year, the pact requires both sides to boost bilateral personnel exchanges relating to joint research promotion, as well as collaborate on rice breeding and varietal improvement. COA Deputy Minister James Sha said Taiwan will contribute its experience with best practice in rice cultivation to the IRRI’s pool of knowledge.



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