During the past few decades, Asia has experienced a period of rapid economic growth that benefited many farmers and consumers.
Policy and Economics
Rice is a staple for the majority of the 1.7 billion South Asian population and a source of livelihood for more than 50 million households.
India and China are new forces to reckon with in the global rice market
Rice is a staple for nearly half of the world’s seven billion people. However, more than 90% of this rice is consumed in Asia, where it is a staple for a majority of the population, including the region’s 560 million hungry people.
International and domestic prices are moving in different directions, thus creating two different effects on farmers and consumers
The Global Rice Science Partnership offers all ASEAN members a comprehensive set of interventions and tools that can help the region attain its rice productivity and quality goals
Rice prices are affected by two forces: politics and nature