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The 50th anniversary of IRRI, the first international agricultural research institute, calls for a book to contextualize changing international rice research and global development politics at the academic level. This book sketches the changes in rice research and development policies from a historical perspective. National changes, long term changes and international cooperation are connected to the changing international research and development policies reflected at IRRI. The book also discusses how IRRI can be positioned in current debates of food security, global stability, agricultural and rural development and human and social concerns.
1. Opening up the History of International Rice Research and Development 2. Indian Grains, American Philanthropy, and Global Knowledge: The Green Revolution and the Modernization of Indian Agriculture 3. Miracles of Modernization: The Green Revolution and the Apotheosis of Technology 4. Colonial Legacy versus Cold War Hegemony: IRRI and Rice Development in South Korea in the 1970s 5. Anthropologists and their Research at IRRI,1978-2010 6. Gender Concerns in Rice Research, Technology and Capacity Enhancement: IRRI Experiences and Challenges 7. Changing engagements in IRRI's capacity building and partnership models for extension 8. The Hazards of Public-Private Partnerships: Lessons from Interwar Germany 9. Rice, Energy and IRRI, Old Challenges and New Directions 10. From Doomsday to Promise: Visions of Evolution in C4 Rice 11. Malthus or Boserup? Agricultural Innovation in Early Modern Italy and the "Rice Revolution"