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TNAU and IRRI Research Cooperation on Digital Agriculture

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
digital agriculture

A team of researchers from the Philippines visited the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) to find out the possibility of developing a joint research project in digital agriculture. The prime focus of the scientists visit was to talk about research cooperation between the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the TNAU on Remote Sensing-Based Information and Insurance for Crops in the Emerging Economies (RIICE) along with other international agriculture research initiatives.

According to officials, recently the scientists from various departments in TNAU held a meeting with Tri D Setiyono, Cluster Leader of Geospatial Science and Modeling, IRRI and Dr. JS Prasad, Retired IRRI Scientist from Hyderabad.

Mr. Setiyono had organised a workshop on "Crop monitoring strategies through remote sensing & crop modelling" and also talked with scientists as well as students.

The International Rice Research Institute is the premier research organization in the world, which is dedicated to reduce poverty along with hunger through rice science; improve the health & welfare of the rice growers and consumers and to preserve the rice-growing environment for the future generations. It is an autonomous, nonprofit, research & educational institute, established in 1960 by the Ford & Rockefeller foundations with help from the Philippine government. The institute, which is headquartered in Los Baños, has branches in 17 rice-growing nations in Asia & Africa.

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