CGIAR Research Program 3.3: GRiSP - A Global Rice Science Partnership
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GRiSP embarks on the most comprehensive attempt ever to deploy rice genetic diversity, while promoting simultaneous revolutions in rice agronomy, processing and policy. In response to rapid population growth that requires production to double to keep up with demand, GRiSP is designed to boost the current rate of yield growth and improve the management of water and other resources on which production depends. To ensure maximum impact from this program, with a 5-year budget of nearly US$600 million, it will be carried out jointly by three CGIAR Centers: IRRI, the Lead Center which is headquartered in the Philippines, the Africa Rice Center in Benin and CIAT in Colombia: and major advanced agricultural research organizations in France and Japan in collaboration with hundreds of partners. It was approved by the Fund Council in November 2010.