Thursday, August 8, 2013

IRRI Honors Women

IRRI Chairwoman Emerlinda Roman welcomed everyone who graced the Wo-
men in Rice Farming Event at IRRI.
The International Rice Research Institute paid tribute to the women who are making breakthroughs in rice farming in a major event at its headquarters in Los Baños.

Former U.P. President and IRRI Board of Trustees Chairwoman Emerlinda Roman and Agriculture Undersecretary Berna Puyat graced the event that served to honor the women of rice farming.

IRRI Deputy Dirctor General Bruce Tolentino gave a keynote speech on the current trends of rice production internationally.

The audience, mainly composed of lady farm workers from various parts of the country, were also given a tour to the IRRI complex. The Women in Rice Farming is part of the International Year of Rice celebration of IRRI.

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