BANGKOK: APSA has agreed to be a supporting organisation for the First Global Sustainable Rice Conference and Exhibition, which will be held 3-6 October at the United Nations Convention Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok.
Aimed at the full value chain of rice production, the conference is particularly relevant for C-level executives, including business managers, sustainability professionals, researchers, scientists and policymakers – from growers, millers, traders, buyers and retailers, to farm
input/service providers, agribusiness companies, technology providers, and members of relevant NGOs and research instutions.
The Conference – which convenes on 3 October with a Sustainable Rice Platform Assembly – will be organised into six areas of focus or “tracks”, with groups to convene on 4 and 5 October as follows:
- Track 1: Drivers of Global Rice Sector Transformation
- Track 2: Global Rice Markets and Food Security
- Track 3: Technology Convergence and Innovation: Tools for Climate-Smart Agriculture
- Track 4: Assurance and Smallholder Finance
- Track 5: Crop Protection, Nutrient and Water Management
- Track 6: Incentives for Sustainability
The first track program has confirmed speakers representing the SRP, Germany, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia and Uganda, as follows:
This page will be updated as information becomes available.
Organised by the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) with IBC Asia appointed as conference manager, the event will conclude on 6 October with field visits scheduled.
IRRI and UNEP convened the SRP in 2011. UN Environment (UNEP) and the International Rice Research Institute first convened the SRP in 2011.
Now, the SRP is a multi-stakeholder partnership that aims to promote resource efficiency and sustainability both on-farm and throughout the rice value chain. SRP works in collaboration with partners in the public and private sectors, as well as the NGO community.
For more information, see www.sustainablericeconference.org