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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. The success of the Green Revolution in the early 1960s witnessed a steady...

(Photo: The Rice Trader) The 3rd World Rice Conference India’s export machine emerged as the talk of the town in Ho Chi Minh City during The Rice Trader’s...

(Photo: IRRI) What does it take to attain global food security? This is a question for which rice provides part, if not most, of the answer. Rice—a staple...

Attended by 423 delegates from 42 countries, the second World Rice Conference featured extensive analysis of demand and supply scenarios from leading...

As a result of the the 2008 rice crisis, many nations have moved toward food security by attaining rice self-sufficiency. (Photo: IRRI) Rice will never...

Imported and local rice at a market in Cotonou in the Republic of Benin. (Image collection of IRRI) Global rice prices started moving upward in November...

Rice vendors in a market in Cambodia.(Image collection of IRR) For the first time since the crisis in late 2007, new uncertainties plague the global...

Lien Dai of the Vietnam Food Association (left) with V. Subramanian. (Photo: The Rice Trader) Sustained price volatility” was the conclusion at the...

“WORKING WOMEN in rice mill” is the title of the photo of two Bangladeshi women processing rice in a locally-made oven. The photo won 3rd prize in...