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IRRI and Nepal timeline

 Year

Milestone 

 2001

NARC and IRRI organized a dialogue

They developed a comprehensive joint program to meet Nepal’s rice research and development requirements based on farmers’ needs, and to identify the roles of NARC, IRRI, and other stakeholders in addressing the priority needs.

Signing of formal Memorandum of Agreement (MoA)

Dr. Druva Joshy and Dr. Ronald P. Cantrell, the then executive director of NARC and director general of IRRI, respectively, signed the MoA on 19 January 2001. The MoA for scientific and technical cooperation in research and training on rice. 

 2006

 MoA was renewed

 2009

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

The MoU was signed by Dr. Bhartendu Mishra (executive director of NARC) and Dr. Robert S. Zeigler (director general of IRRI) to be valid for an indefinite period.