Policy and Economics of Rice
The latest developments and recommendations in the marketing and policy research on rice and their impact on the food security.
In the Americas, farmers are expected to continue to move away from rice because of better returns in soy, wheat, and maize, but the Indian monsoon and Thailand’s record stocks are set to shape the trends in global rice trade.
Emphatic call made for stronger food security foundations
Last October’s World Rice Commerce conference heralded a coming together of often
disparate sections of the rice industry—Rice Today reports
Each day of the 2nd International Rice Congress (IRC) 2006, delegates from 47 countries crisscrossed through the office block lobby at the impressive New Delhi headquarters of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC).
Rice feeds roughly half the planet’s population and approximately three-quarters of a billion of the world’s poorest people depend on the staple to survive. A carefully focused agenda for continued research on this vital crop is as important as ever.
A study on agricultural productivity and poverty alleviation showed that growth in agriculture benefits the poor more than growth in any other sector
The IRRI-led project Poverty Elimination Through Rice Research Assistance and Bangladesh Rice Research Institute jointly organized a communication fair to publicize the portfolio of ongoing research, experiences and results of the project.
Achieving most of the Millennium Development Goals spelled out by the United Nations 3 years ago hinges on policymakers recognizing the essential role rice plays in the lives and livelihoods of most of the world’s poor.
The first International Roundtable on Rice, has confirmed that the crop is essential to the continued health, wealth and prosperity of almost half the world’s population.