SRP 6th Annual Plenary Meeting and General Assembly
"Upscaling SRP: Towards rice sector transformation"
Singapore, 9 December 2016 – Over one hundred representatives of key rice industry players from 20 countries came together in Singapore to promote wide-scale adoption of climate-smart sustainable best practices in rice production.
Our 2021 Vision is for all rice smallholders to adopt climate-smart best practice, boosting farm incomes and protecting our environment through an alliance that drives innovation and creates shared value.
New SRP Advisory Committee Members
Congratulations and a warm welcome to Hammad Naji Khan (CEO, WWF Pakistan), Luc Beerens (Global Sustainability Director, Mars Food) and Matthias Bickel (Director, GIZ) on their election to the SRP Advisory Committee 2016-2017.
SRP capacity-building workshop, Siem Reap 14-15 July 2016
The SRP held a 2-day capacity-building workshop from 14-15 July in Siem Reap, to prepare Cambodian rice agronomists to manage a collaborative programme to implement the SRP Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation and provide a basis for an assured sustainable supply chain. Read Media Release here
Visit of Dr Bruce Tolentino to UNEP (Bangkok, 16 February): Dr Bruce Tolentino, Deputy Director General (Partnerships and Communication) met with Isabelle Louis, Deputy Regional Director of UNEP’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, to discuss coordination of bilateral programmes, the institutional future of SRP, funding strategies. Dr Tolentino delivered a well-received presentation to UNEP staff on IRRI’s research portfolio, including efforts concerning climate change adaptation and mitigation.
SRP launches world’s first impact-based Standard and Performance Indicators for Rice Cultivation
Manila / Bangkok, 27 October 2015: The Sustainable Rice Platform has successfully launched the world’s first standard for sustainable rice, which sets new and more efficient standards for rice cultivation. The SRP Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivationuses environmental and socio-economic benchmarks to maintain yields for rice smallholders, reduce the environmental footprint of rice cultivation and meet consumer needs for food safety and quality. Progress towards compliance can be measured through a set of quantitative performance indicators.
Together, these tools allow any rice system to be assessed for its sustainability via 46 requirements grouped under 8 broad themes including productivity, food safety, worker health, labour rights, and biodiversity.
Read SRP media releases here and here