Rice is the daily staple for more than 3.5 billion people, accounting for 19% of dietary energy globally.

Rice farmers are among the world's most vulnerable to climate change impacts such as rising sea levels, salinity, temperature rise, drought and flooding.

Rice production needs to increase by 25% in the next 25 years to meet global demand. -IRRI

Rice plays a critical role in global food and nutritional security, as well as in providing livelihoods for 144 million smallholder farmers in developing countries.

Our Work

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) promotes resource-use efficiency and sustainability in the global rice sector through an alliance that links research, production, policy making, trade and consumption. SRP connects stakeholders across regions and sectors to find and implement local solutions for rice smallholders that will improve livelihoods, reduce costs and protect the environment.

Latest News

IFC partners with AMRU Rice to promote sustainable rice production in Cambodia, Phnom Penh, 20 June 2017

First SRP National Stakeholder Dialogue and Workhop, Islamabad, 23 May 2017

SRP plans integrated training strategy to support rollout of rice assurance program

Climate-smart sustainable rice to be adopted by Thai farmers

IRRI and FAO step up joint efforts to globally bolster sustainable rice production

Sustainable Rice Platform and GLOBALG.A.P. work together towards good agricultural practices in rice production

Dr Wyn Ellis speaks to IFA about the world's first impact-based 'standard' for sustainable rice cultivation

IFC partners with Loc Troi Group to promote sustainable rice production in Vietnam

Upcoming Events

First Global Sustainable Rice Conference and Exhibition, 4-5 October 2017 (UN Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand)