International Cooperation

International Rice Research Institute

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is an international research and training organization with headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna in the Philippines and offices in seventeen countries with ~1,300 staff.  IRRI is known for its work in developing rice varieties that contributed to the Green Revolution in the 1960s which preempted the famine in Asia.  The Institute, established in 1960 aims to reduce poverty and hunger, improve the health of rice farmers and consumers, and ensure environmental sustainability of rice farming. It advances its mission through collaborative research, partnerships, and the strengthening of the national agricultural research and extension systems of the countries IRRI works in.

IRRI is one of 15 agricultural research centers in the world that form the Consortium Group of International Agriculture Research Centers (CGIAR), a global partnership of organizations engaged in research on food security. It is also the largest non-profit agricultural research center in Asia.  We have worked with IRRI to provide farmer support services and reduce post harvest losses.

Bayer CropScience

Bayer's CropScience division is the third largest innovative agricultural input company in the world. They help make the agricultural economy more productive thus contributing to society by helping to ensure an ample supply of high-quality food, feed, fiber and renewable raw materials. 

At Better Grain, we have worked with Bayer CropScience on their Much More Rice program.

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is a development organisation anchored in Switzerland. Their vision is a just world in which all men and women determine the course of their lives in dignity and security, using environmental resources in a sustainable manner.  We are working with HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation on a multi year sustainable rice project.


Sustainable Rice Platform

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) is a multi-stakeholder partnership to promote resource efficiency and sustainability both on-farm and throughout the rice value chain. It was co-convened by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and IRRI.  Better Grain is committed to the principals of the SRP.

Iowa State University Center for Crops Utilization Research

For over 30 years, Iowa State University’s Center for Crops Utilization Research has been committed to increasing the utilization of corn, soybeans and other crops and creating new agricultural enterprises by developing advanced technologies and high-value products.  We have worked with Iowa State to improve guar yields in the United States agricultural system.

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University is a leading state research institution.  We are working with Oklahoma State and the United States Department of Agriculture on a research project for improved guar in the US Southwest.


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