LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Rice Agri-Food Systems (RICE) officially launches its website on 11 April. The new website offers visitors and potential collaborators image- and impact-driven information as well as research developments on the rice value chain.
“We are excited to present the RICE website to the world,” said Bas Bouman, director of RICE. “We hope that visitors—including present and potential collaborators, donors, and the interested public in general—find valuable information on rice and on the research and development work the CRP does. Over time, the site will be populated with exciting news feeds and up-to-date research and development outcomes of the program.”
The new website showcases quick and accessible information on the importance of rice to global food security, achievements from the first phase of the RICE CRP (2010-2016), and the expected development targets and contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in the next phase (2017-2022).
The RICE website has a clean, modern, and image-driven design featuring bite-sized content complemented with resource downloads if the visitor wants more detailed information on RICE’s work. Infographics are also available and can be printed as posters and used in presentations and reports as well as for social media-sharing.
The website development is led by the International Rice Research Institute, with significant contributions from the Africa Rice Center and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), in partnership with the Centre de Cooperation lnternationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (Cirad), L’lnstitut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), and Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences.