ominations are still open forthe
Best Article Award, aspecial prize to mark International Year of Rice. The
International Rice Research Notes
editorial board andinvited reviewers will consider for theaward all submissions for publicationreceived by
between 1 August 2003 and 31 July 2004 thatreport on research conducted in adeveloping country and list a nationalagricultural research and extensionsystem (NARES) rice scientist as therst author.There will be up to six winningpapers — one each on plant breeding; molecular biology and biotechnology; genetic resources;pest science and management; soil,and extension specialists workingat international, national and localagricultural research stations anduniversities. In celebration of theInternational Year of Rice 2004, the500,000 yen (US$4,500) prize will beawarded to two laureates at a ceremony scheduled for 4 November in Tokyo.The nomination deadline is 31 August.See the ad on page 35 for details.Nominations for three othermajor competitions are now closed.In support of the Food and Agricul-ture Organization (FAO) of the UnitedNations, IRRI announced on 5 April theInternational Award for Best Scientic Article. The lead authors of the winningentries — a scientic article focusedon research on rice management andanother on rice improvement — will beinvited to FAO headquarters in Romeon World Food Day, 16 October, toreceive their awards. All eligible entries are in for theFAO’s global photography contest onthe International Year of Rice theme,“rice is life.” Many of the best entries will be posted at www.rice2004.org by 20 September, and the three winningphotographers will likely be invited toRome for World Food Day.Nominations are closed for the2004 Senadhira Rice Research Award, but this is an annual prize open to any rice scientist employed by a NARESpartner of IRRI or citizen of a rice-growing country in Asia. Any NARESinstitute or university, or any other
is assembling aspecial theme issue in honor of the International Year of Rice forrelease in the last quarter of the year. The journal is the officialpublication of the InternationalNetwork of Food Data Systemsand is cosponsored by the UnitedNations University and FAO.
International Year of Rice is the year of international rice awards
nutrient and water management; cropmanagement and physiology; andsocioeconomics — evaluated on the basis of scientic content, originality,relevance and organization. Therst author of each winning paper will receive a US$500 cash prize. Winning papers will be published inthe December 2004 issue of
.Publishing details are available at www.irri.org/publications/irrn/IRRNInstructions.asp and back issuesat www.irri.org/publications/irrn/index.asp. Or contact
ManagingEditor Tess Rola at fax +63-2-580-5699 or +63-2-891-1174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.The International KoshihikariRice Prize recognizes rice researchersscientic organization, may nominatescientists who have made outstandingcontributions to rice research, suchas developing successful varieties,publishing scientic papers, or accom-plishing any other tangible contributionto rice development. See www.irri.org/docs/Senadhira.pdf for details.● The
Journal of Food Composition
Farmers and diplomats focus on rice research
Special section: INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF RICE
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE. John Dyer, the painter in residence for the Eden Biodome Project in Cornwall, U.K., produced a seriesof paintings at IRRI celebrating International Year of Rice. Hewas accompanied by Tim Varlow, who did a series of black inksketches of rice scenes such as harvesting and threshing.
he International Rice Research Institute held two open days in early March to celebrate the International Year of Rice. The 3 Marchevent attracted nearly 250 Filipino farmers and representativesof civil society. The 4 March event, for the Manila diplomatic and donorcommunity, brought 39 guests representing 19 embassies, including theambassadors of Bangladesh, the Czech Republic, Laos, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam.IRRI Director General Ronald Cantrell marked the 10th anniversary of the Riceworld Museum and Learning Center by presenting a plaque to Dirk Rahlenbech, the German Embassy representative, in appreciation of theGerman government’s unique contribution toward realizing the Riceworlddream (see
Rice revealed — with more in store
on page 18). Philippinegovernment ofcials will have their own open day on 6 October.
A I L E E N D E L R O S A R I O - R O N D I L L A , A R I E L J A V E L L A N A , P E T E R F R E D E N B U R G A L B E N A V E N T E
COLORFUL BANNERS (
) greet visitors to IRRI. Joe Rickman (
), head of IRRI’s Agricultural Engi-neering Unit, offers freshly milled rice for inspection to (
) Peter Klingensteiner, country portfoliomanager, German government funding agency GTZ; Myanmar Ambassador U Tin Htuin; Rodhy Tauq,economic head, Indonesian Embassy; Carlos de Carvalho, deputy chief, Brazilian Embassy; BangladeshiAmbassador M. Munir-uz-Zaman; Sylvia Ratnawati, educational culture head, Indonesian Embassy; DirkRahlenbech, third secretary, German Embassy; Somchit Philakone (
), wife of Lao Ambassador PhianePhilakone; C.R. Rajendran, director, Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Mekong De-partment, Asian Development Bank; Zamshari Shaharan, second secretary, information, Malaysian Embassy;and Binh Slavicka, wife of Czech Ambassador Stanislav Slavicky. Lined up to greet visiting farmers are (
) E.J. Azucena, Achu Arboleda, Lanie Quinto, Jenny Hernandez, Imee Aspiras and Bita Avendaño.
RESPECTED FARMER LEADER Jimmy Tadeo (
)waves from a tractor-drawn gallery (
as in theinset
) during a tour of theIRRI Experiment Station.Bangladeshi Ambassador M. Munir-uz-Zaman (
)studies a computer monitor in a lab, as German ThirdSecretary Dirk Rahlenbechand Lao Ambassador PhianePhilakone look on. Farmersvisit the cold storage vault(
) of the InternationalRice Genebank at IRRI.