Status & Financing
What is the IRRDB?
- The IRRDB is a voluntary association and a research and development network which brings together natural rubber research institutes from the majority of the world’s natural-rubber producing countries.
- It is an informal organisation without any legal status
How is it run?
- It has a Constitution which defines its objectives and operations.
- Its policies are determined by a Board of representatives from each member institutes.
- Technical advice to the Board is provided by a Committee of Directors and Chief Executives.
What does it do?
- The bulk of the work is undertaken by specialist groups, covering breeding, physiology and exploitation, pathology, technology and end uses and socio-economics.
- Liaison Officers for each specialist group link group members, the Secretariat and the Board, and meet regularly.
How is it financed?
- Member institutes make financial contributions according to the volume of rubber production in the members’ respective countries.
- Additional financial support from outside are sought to undertake any projects deemed necessary for the protection and future growth of the Natural Rubber industry.
Where is it located?
- It is located in premises belonging to one of the member institutes. It has been at the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia (RRIM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the past 83 years.