The Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), which is the CGIAR Research Program on Rice, represents orthe rst time ever a single strategic and work plan or global rice research. GRiSP brings together hundredso scientists to embark on the most comprehensive attempt ever to harness the power o science to solvethe pressing development challenges o the 21st century. Cutting-edge science is deployed to developnew rice varieties with high yield potential and tolerance o a variety o stresses such as fooding, salinity,drought, soil problems, pests, weeds, and diseases. Improved natural resource management practices willallow armers to ully realize the benets o such new varieties on a sustainable basis while protecting theenvironment. Future rice production systems are designed to adapt to climate change and to mitigate theimpacts o global warming. Policies conducive to the adoption o new varieties and cropping systems willbe designed to acilitate the realization o development outcomes. GRiSP will train uture rice scientistsand strengthen the capacity o advisory systems to reach millions o armers. For impact at scale, GRiSPscientists collaborate with hundreds o development partners rom the public and private sector across theglobe.GRiSP was launched in 2010 and is coordinated by three members o the CGIAR Consortium—the In-ternational Rice Research Institute (IRRI, the lead institute), Arica Rice Center (AricaRice), the InternationalCenter or Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)—and three other leading agricultural agencies with an internationalmandate and with a large portolio on rice: Centre de Cooperation lnternationale en Recherche Agronom-ique pour le Développement (Cirad), L’lnstitut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), and the JapanInternational Research Center or Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS). Together, they align and bring to the tableconsortia, networks, platorms, programs, and collaborative projects with over 900 partners rom the gov-ernment, nongovernment, public, private, and civil society sectors.The responsibility or this publication rests solely with the Global Rice Science Partnership.
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GRiSP (Global Rice Science Partnership). 2013. GRiSP in motion, Annual Report 2012.Los Baños (Philippines): International Rice Research Institute. 32 p.
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