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.
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.
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