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BRRI tops in South Asia in food security; 16th in the world

Staff Correspondent || TheAgriculturist

Published: 22:45, 6 February 2021  
BRRI tops in South Asia in food security; 16th in the world

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) has won first place among South Asian research institutes in the food security and policy formulation category.

The Global Think Tanks survey, conducted by the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, has earned the reputation of being at the forefront of research in food security and policymaking in South Asia. 

The University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) released the results of the study on January 26.

In the same list, India International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is 29th, CPD of Bangladesh is 35th in the same category and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines is 29th. 

The company has achieved this success twice in a row (BRI), besides this time the company has achieved 18th place in the world.

The Think Tank and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) at the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role of governmental and civic policy organizations worldwide. This is the 15th research report of the Global Think Tanks Index or GGTTI since the index was launched in 2007.

According to the report, there are 46 think tanks in Bangladesh, including BRI, which are concerned with food and related policy formulation. It conducts research with the help of more than 1898 educational and research institutions around the world and with the help of print and electronic media, academia, public and private donors, and experts.

In the GGTTI Index 2020, 164 organizations from around the world have been selected as the top think tanks in 16 categories. In South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Britain ranks 16th among food safety and policy research institutes.

According to Brie, the survey, conducted among six research and policy-making organizations working on food security around the world, ranks Brie at the top of South Asia and 18th in the world.

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) topped the list of the best research institutes in the country in terms of research and development activities among the national-level research institutes in Bangladesh according to the evaluation of Brie Spain-based online database ranking in 2019 for significant and exemplary contribution in agriculture.