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The global rice market is driven by factors that may radically change how rice is traded in the future. (Photo: IRRI) What is the true price of rice? Do we have enough rice to feed the growing population? Where will the rice in the future come from? What drives the global rice market? What are the game...

During the past few decades, Asia has experienced a period of rapid economic growth that benefited many farmers and consumers. In fact, the decline in...

In the wake of the world food price crisis of 2007-08, the consensus view is that, because of several trends (climate change, biofuels, scarcity of land...

(Photo: R. Panaligan) Three major cereal price spikes hit world markets in the past few years, one in 2007-08, another in 2010-11, and the third in 2012....

Global rice prices have been fairly stable since 2012 after a run up in the first half of 2011 in anticipation of the reintroduction of the Thai mortgage...

Vietnamese farmer drying rice under the sun. (Photo: IRRI) Vietnam’s mighty Mekong Delta comprises nine river mouths that give it its local name, “Cuu...

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...

(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...