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,...

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...

(Photo: Barker archives) When I was an agricultural economist at Cornell University in 1965, I agreed to go to Los Baños [Philippines] with my family...

Of the world’s 1.1 billion poor people, almost 700 million people with income of less than a dollar a day reside in rice-growing countries of Asia. Rice...