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IRRI is a nonprofit independent research and training organization and is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. IRRI's research is being done under the framework of the CGIAR Research Program on Rice which the Institute leads. 

CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring a more sustainable management of natural resources.

IRRI is the Lead Center on the CGIAR Research Program on Rice. In addition, the Institute is a member of the following CGIAR Research Programs: 

IRRI develops new rice varieties and rice crop management techniques that help farmers improve the yield and quality of their rice crop in a way that is environmentally sustainable. We work with our partners in the public and private sector and through the national agricultural research and extension systems of major rice-growing countries to do research, training, and knowledge transfer.

Our social and economic research also informs governments to guide policymakers toward a more equitable supply and distribution of rice.