IRRI’s Upland Rice Research: Follow-up Review to the 6th IRRI EPMR

In response to the recommendation of the 6th IRRI External Program and Management Review (EPMR), the SC was requested to establish an independent panel to study the situation of upland rice in Asia and IRRI’s potential contribution to solving researchable issues. In addition to the final report, this document contains the SC Commentary and IRRI’s Response to the Final Report.



The fifteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 04-05 April 2017 in Rome, Italy.

The fourteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 14-16 September 2016 at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, India.


This Summary Report of Science Forum 2016 (SF16)  held from 12-14 April 2016 in Addis Ababa summarizes the Plenary and Breakout sessions of the event. The objective of SF16  was to reassess the pathways for agricultural research to stimulate inclusive development of rural economies in an era of climate change. Nearly 200 participants from around the globe representing the CGIAR and research organizations attended SF16.

For each of its Science Fora, the ISPC has developed a special issue journal publication to inform CGIAR research and the field at large. This Brief highlights key messages from a Special Issue Workshop held after Science Forum 16.