Recipient o the frst Mobile Bayani Awardor the development o the
or rice application, which enablesarmers and extension agents to obtainsite-specifc ertilizer advice using a simplemobile phone, August.
IRRI Communication and Publications sta
won inthe Electronic Publishing Class and
The IRRI Pioneer Interview
series, conducted by GeneHettel, won in the Editing Class. Memberso the
2009 Annual Report
production teamwere Gene Hettel, managing editor; LanieReyes, editor; Alaric Francis Santiaguel,associate editor; Bill Hardy and Tess Rola,copy editors; Emmanuel Panisales, designand layout; Juan Lazaro IV, cover design;Chris Quintana and Isagani Serrano,photography; Joe Ibabao and JessiecaNarciso, videographers; Darell Sison,webmaster; Antonette Abigail Caballeroand Cynthia Quintos, production assistants;and Lourdes Columbres, distribution.Contributing writers were Lanie Reyes,Alaric Santiaguel, Gene Hettel, Mutya Frio,Trina Leah Mendoza, Katherine Nelson, andAlbert Borrero.
Kshirod K. Jena, senior scientist-plant breedingand IRRI representative to the Republic oKorea
Received an award rom the RuralDevelopment Administration (RDA) or hisoutstanding contribution and service tothe development o agricultural researchand cooperation between RDA and IRRI,December.
Joyce Kikaunda. BOT member
Presented with a Council Award as anoutstanding scientist by the Arican CropScience Society, October.
Gurdev S. Khush, ormer principal scientist andormer head, PBGB
Received a Doctor o Science (
Jagdish K. Ladha, principal scientist, CESD
Received the 2011 International Servicein Agronomy Award rom the AmericanSociety o Agronomy or his work inresearch, training, and extension especiallyin South Asia, October.
Jong-Hee Lee, visiting research ellow, PBGB
Received the Best Paper Award in 2010rom RDA, February
David Mackill, ormer principal scientist andplant breeder
Given a plaque o appreciation orhis contributions to rice research anddevelopment in South Asia (India,Bangladesh, and Nepal) and Arica. Alsocited was his strong commitment torice improvement or unavorable riceecosystems and his pioneering eorts asinitiator and leader o the Stress-TolerantRice or Arica and South Asia (STRASA)project, January.
Honored by armers o West ChamparanDistrict, north Bihar, India, or his importantrole in the development o submergence-tolerant rice variety Swarna-Sub1, April.
Noel Magor, head, TC
Recognized during the 7th InternationalIntegrated Rice Duck Farming Conerencein Sylhet, Bangladesh, or playing a veryimportant role as then project manager othe PETRRA (Poverty Elimination throughRice Research Assistance) Project, March.
Youngjun Mo, visiting research ellow, and YooJin Lee, scholar, PBGB
Won, or their respective paper, theExcellent Presentation Award given by theKorean Society o Breeding during theScience Symposium Plant Breeding Strategyto Prepare or Climate Change, July.
Sam Mohanty, head, SSD
Received the prestigious Glory o IndiaAward rom the Delhi-based IndiaInternational Friendship Society, July.
assistant scientist, PBGB
Received the IRRI Outstanding ScientifcAchievement Award, April.
Sushil Pandey, senior scientist, SSD
Recognized by the Nepal AgriculturalResearch Council or his contributions torice research, April.
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