International Rice Genebank (IRG)

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1977 Philippines


1977, Los Baños - Laguna (Philippines), within the framework of E-XE2417 - International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), as Rice Genetic Resources Program. In Mar 1983, became International Rice Germplasm Centre (IRGC), following decision of IRRI Board of Trustees. Since 1989, united with K-XF4110 - International Network for Genetic Evaluation of Rice (INGER) in K-XK1649 - Genetic Resources Center (GRC), which remains within the framework of IRRI. Present name adopted in 1995. Ceased to exist prior to 2014.


Acquire, collect and coordinate conservation of rice germplasm, traditional varieties, breeding lines of Oryza sativa and other Oryza species; secure seed increase, characterization, preservation and rejuvenation; provide distribution of seeds and related technical information about seed and rice germplasm conservation in general; provide technical assistance on human resource development and genebank facilities.


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