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(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 food for the world’s poor—is grown on more than 155 million hectares and accounts for one-fifth of the global  calorie supply. In the past decade,...

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...