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 is associated with IRRI and the Asia Rice Foundation, Inc. (AsiaRice), a nonprofit foundation incorporated in the Philippines that is promoting similar goals as ARFUSA. AsiaRice has an information program about rice in Asia. National rice foundations linked to AsiaRice have been established in Thailand, the PhilippinesChina, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. 

ARFUSA maintains close links with IRRI, the Dale Bumpers Rice Research CenterThe University of California, DavisCornell UniversityMichigan State 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

Trustees (T) and Council (C) Members of the Asia Rice Foundation USA (ARFUSA) participated in the 16th annual ARFUSA Trustees' meeting at U.C. Davis on 25 July, 2015. Pictured from left (back row): James Litsinger (T), Gurdev Khush (T), Robert Herdt (T),  David Mackill (T-chair), and Robert Zeigler (T), Randy Barker (C), Ronnie Coffman (T-secretary), E.A. Heinrichs (T-vice chair), and Walt Rockwood (C-treasurer); from left (front row): Ranjiv KhushJim Hill (T), Kevin Murphy (T), J.K. Ladha (T), Peter Hobbs (C), and Russ Freed (C). See complete list of trustees and council members.
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2015 Asia Rice Foundation USA Board of Trustees & Council Members
ARFUSA Board of trustees
Asia Rice Foundation USA, Inc.
82 Ashlar Village
Wallingford, CT 06492

Deadline for next year's award applications is July 1!​
Trustees and Council meet in Ithaca July 28-29, 2017
The meeting is open to all who are interested in the work of the Foundation

Trustees and Council meet in Ithaca, NY, July 28-29, 2017
The meeting is open to all who are interested in the Foundation's work