Transforming Food Systems in Africa and Asia
IRRI Annual Report 2022
Message from the Director General
Dr. Jean Balié
Former IRRI Director General
CGIAR Regional Director - Southeast Asia and the Pacific
2022 was marked by a fresh beginning and new accomplishments as IRRI delivered on game changing innovations in rice-based systems, actively participate in the One CGIAR transition, and reopen our headquarters and country offices after 2 years of COVID-19 restrictions. Throughout the year, our scientists and staff remained focused on the core business of research-for-impact and through extraordinary teamwork delivered exemplary scientific and on-the-ground achievement.
Message from the Board Chair
Cao Đức Phát
IRRI Board Chair
As more businesses opened their doors to additional in-person interactions in 2022, IRRI embraced the opportunity to operate in new ways in a post-pandemic world.
The transition to working onsite was a gradual process and challenges were met as staff navigated the hybrid working set- up. Nonetheless, the Institute and its staff proved to be resilient and adaptive. The great effort that went into the four Flagship Projects and One CGIAR initiatives and the outputs of those efforts can be attributed to the persistence of IRRI staff and their dedication to the mission and mandates of the Institute.
IRRI’s Four Flagships for Research and Deployment
IRRI has launched four flagships (three devoted to research and one to the dissemination of
the research outputs) to address the biggest needs and where we have identified the biggest opportunities for game changing innovations. This involves dynamic and rigorous prioritization for fast-tracking to success with high-value deliverables.
IRRI in Africa
IRRI-AFRICA has been developing and delivering solutions in Africa for nearly 60 years. Across the countries, we are working in over 15 countries in Africa with offices in five countries. IRRI-AFRICA leverages the extensive technologies and expertise from its work globally, to customize solutions for Africa in Africa.
Philippine President's Engagement with IRRI
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos visited IRRI headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna to talk about how innovations and technologies could transform the Philippine agriculture sector and improve the lives of Filipino farmers.
Communication and Advocacy
IRRI Education, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Finance, Portfolio Development and Management Office
Let us work together.
Throughout this annual report, IRRI has demonstrated its scientific leadership to the key stakeholders in the public and private sectors to critically address food and nutrition insecurity, poverty, climate change, and social equity.