Trivia about the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

The Philippine Postal Corporation is coming up with the 50th Year Anniversary of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) stamps which will be issued on April 14, 2010. It is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 110,000 pieces. Also to be issued are souvenir sheets with a denomination of P 28.00 and 7,000 pieces.

Established in 1960, IRRI is among the largest non-profit agricultural research centers in Asia, with headquarters in the Philippines and offices in 14 nations. Supported by donors and partners around the globe, IRRI is known as the home of the Green Revolution in Asia. It help feed almost half the world’s population. IRRI’s mission is to reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure that rice production is environmentally sustainable.

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