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
The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) is a multi-stakeholder platform established in December 2011. SRP was co-convened by the UN Environment (UNEP) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to promote resource efficiency and sustainability in trade flows, production and consumption operations, and supply chains in the global rice sector.
The SRP pursues public policy development and voluntary market transformation initiatives to provide private, non-profit and public actors in the global rice sector with sustainable production standards and outreach mechanisms that contribute to increasing the global supply of affordable rice, improved livelihoods for rice producers and reduced environmental impact of rice production.
To promote resource efficiency and sustainability in the global rice sector through an alliance that links research, production, policy making, trade and consumption
One million rice smallholders adopt sustainable best practices in rice production, boosting farm incomes and protecting our environment through an alliance that drives innovation and creates shared value
Each year, the SRP holds an annual plenary meeting and general assembly to review its activities and plan forward. Its overall operations is mainly supported by the following groups:
The Advisory Committee provides oversight to the SRP. This body advises on the strategy and annual working plans and ensures that the Platform achieves its objectives.
The Working Groups focus on implementation. Members institutions may contribute to more than one WG. The groups deliver on the mandate as approved by the plenary and the Advisory Committee.
The Secretariat supports the Advisory Committee and the Working Groups. It is responsible for the overall coordination of the operations and administration of the SRP.