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(Photos: IRRI) The first World Rice Conference organized by The Rice Trader in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines,  on 27-29 October 2009 featured extensive analysis of demand and supply scenarios from major and emerging rice exporters, and revealed the first rice tasting competition. The event was dominated,...

The global financial crisis may have slowed the consumption of various commodities, but Asian demand for grains (as food and feed) remains strong. The first World Grains Trade Summit held on 17 to 18 February 2009, organized by the Centre for Management Technology in Singapore, reported that demand for 2009 will largely come from Asia. As the world continues to recover...

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

In many developing countries, women are the primary managers and users of natural resources. Poor rural women play important roles in rice-based farming...

“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...