NUS Partners with International Rice Research Institute

17 Feb 2009, CGIAR

NUS and IRRI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday to promote joint research and scientific exchange between both organizations. Some possible areas of collaboration include research into the biology of rice crops and the design of new rice strains to improve productivity, nutritional value, or resistance to hotter climate or harsh environments. This is IRRI’s first formal research collaboration with a Singapore research institution.