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

The thirteenth meeting of the ISPC was held from 25-27 May 2016 at CIP Headquarters, Lima, Peru.


Following SF 2016, the ISPC conducted an evaluation of the Forum to assist in planning and modeling future events more successfully. An online participant survey was carried out and citation analyses were done for the papers published in the special issues after the previous three SFs.

This ISPC commented study examines two distinct partnership domains: Multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) in Agricultural Research for Development and Global MSPs approaches. It develops a framework of Partnership and Innovation Modes to assist the CGIAR in embedding its work within the wider archi­tecture of partnership, platforms, and networks that will be required to tackle global scale challenges.