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The CGIAR, established in 1971, is a strategic partnership of countries, international and regional organizations and private foundations supporting the work of 15 international Centers. In collaboration with national agricultural research systems, civil socie... more.
T.P. Tuong is named the head of the Crop, Soil, and Water Sciences (CSWS) Division.
To celebrate the Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute's (CLRRI) 30th anniversary, six IRRI staff members are awarded medals in recognition of their many contributions to rice research in Vietnam: Grant Singleton, Abdelbagi Ismail, Darshan Brar, Robert Zeigler, Il-rong Choi, and T.P. Tuong.
In December 2005, Dr. T.P. Tuong, head of the Crop and Environmental Sciences Division of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), made a presentation on water-saving technologies at the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute's (BRRI) Department of Water Management.Fast forward to February 2007, when Dr. Tuong conducted a seminar with nongovernment organizations (NGOs) to discuss the implementation of AWD in farmers' fields.These initiatives led to the testing of AWD by the Asian Development Bank-funded project "Development and Dissemination of Water-Saving Rice Technologies in South Asia," and the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation(BADC).On 14 May, a group of high-level professionals, policymakers, and farmers attended a crop-cutting ceremony at BADC's Madhupur Farm, where AWD is being tested during the current boro (winter) season.The Irrigated Rice Research Consortium supported the attendance of Dr. Tuong.Mr. Md.Keynote speaker Dr. Tuong described the details of water-saving technology through AWD, and presented impressive statistics that highlighted the advantages of saving water and the associated irrigation costs.The technique was quite new for many of the 90 participants from BADC, DAE, BMDA, and the other NGOs present.After Dr. Tuong's presentation,a discussion was facilitated by BADC ChairmanIn another event, Dr. Tuong presented an invited seminar for the scientific community on technologies for efficient use of water in rice production at the Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council on 15 May.T.P. Tuong (firstname.lastname@example.org), photos by M. Abdul Mannan
The minister is shown here with (1st row, left to right) Mrs. Duong Thi Ngoc Hoa, director general of Vinafood II; the Vietnamese Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Nguyen Thac Dinh; Ms. Pham Thi Hong Hahn, program officer in the cooperation department; Dr. To Phuc Tuong, a water management engineer in the Soil and Water Sciences Division (SWSD) at IRRI; Minister Le Huy Ngo; Dr. Santiago Obien, the executive director of PhilRice; Dr. Nguyen Ich Chuong, the deputy director of Vietnam's international cooperation department; Dr. Nguyen Van Bo, the director of the science technology and products quality department; (2nd row, left to right) Dr. Kong Luen Heong, an entomologist with the Entomology and Plant Pathology Division (EPPD) at IRRI; Mr. Le The Thin, a senior expert with Vietnam's National Food Security Committee; Mr. Nguyen Minh Nhan, the Minister's assistant; and Mr. Mar Movillon, the manager of the Visitors, Exhibition, and Conference Services unit (VECS) at IRRI.
The project is led by Dr. To Phuc Tuong, Head of IRRI's Crop, Soil, and Water Sciences Division, with collaborating institutes such as the WorldFish Center and International Water Management Institute, and NARES from Vietnam and Bangladesh.
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