The Asia Rice Foundation USA, Inc. (ARFUSA) was founded by former IRRI staff members who worked and lived in countries where rice is vital for food and livelihoods. We started this foundation in 1999 to support activities that help contribute toward a world that can feed itself, treasure the rich heritage of rice cultures, and value rice growing land as a precious resource to be shared with future generations. We are particularly interested in encouraging the next generation of rice scientists through our Travel and Study Awards for young scholars. 

ARFUSA maintains close links with IRRI, the Dale Bumpers Rice Research CenterThe University of California, DavisCornell UniversityMichigan State UniversityTexas A&M University, and other organizations with an interest in rice.

ARFUSA is recognized as a nonprofit organization by the United States Internal Revenue Service. Our only costs are the website, some postage, and related communication expenses. So, virtually all contributions and donations that we receive go to our Travel and Study Grant Program.

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Asia Rice Foundation USA, Inc.
82 Ashlar Vlg Drive
Wallingford, CT 06492
Making the rice world better
Members of the Asia Rice Foundation USA (ARFUSA) at the 2018 meeting in Davis California, 28 July, 2018. Standing L to R: Kevin Murphy, Jim Correll, JK Ladha, Short Heinrichs, Dave Mackill (T-chair), Jim Hill, Jeremy Zwinger, Peter Hobbs, Peter Kelly, Bob Herdt, Ranjiv Khush. Seated L to R: Bob Zeigler,Jim Litsinger, Randy Barker, Russ Freed, Ronnie Coffman
Organized in 1999
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2018 Asia Rice Foundation USA Board of Trustees & Council Members
ARFUSA Board of trustees
Asia Rice Foundation USA, Inc.
82 Ashlar Village
Wallingford, CT 06492

Highlights of the planned 2019 Reunion program
Welcome Reception, Remembering the Early Days, 
the Next-Generation Speaks, Recent Developments in Rice, 
Competition: The Best Rice Food and Drink  
(We are working with The Rice Trader for registration and ticketing the event)

Join now and vote at the Annual Meeting for the Board of Directors.
Support ARFUSA and fund young scholars working on rice in Asia. 

Save the Date!
IRRI Reunion -- Staff and families
ARFUSA Members Meeting
Sacramento/Davis, California
July 31 - Aug 2, 2019