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(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. However, analysis in this article will focus on the first two price increases because more data are available for these two. During the first, world prices...

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...

By planting flowers around their rice paddies, women farmers in Vietnam are saving 42% on insect control costs. The women, from Tien Giang Province, participated...

The Rice Trader’s 4th annual World Rice Conference revealed that the global rice market was hinged on political decisions that would dictate rice exports,...

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...

Young Africans, such as Mounirou Sow from Niger, who have been trained in the AfricaRice biotechnology laboratory are dedicated to applying molecular breeding...

(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: Sophie Clayton) Burundi is a small landlocked country in Central Africa.Longstanding tribal conflicts in the country broke out into a civil war...

(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...