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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 be just another commodity. Much of the truth behind this simple statement can be derived from the 2008 rice crisis that shocked the world and triggered massive...

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...