AGP - IRC Sessions
 

Regular Sessions and Meetings

 

The Sessions of the Commission are organised to provide Member Countries, with review progress made in rice research, development, arising issues, and challenges in matters relating to the production, conservation, distribution and consumption of rice for reorienting their respective national programmes.  During the Sessions, the Constitution and the work programme of the Commission are also reviewed and recommendations for amendments and adjustments are provided to make the work of the Commission relevant to changes in world rice production, conservation, distribution and consumption.

A total of 22 Sessions were organized since the establishment of the Commission.  The 22nd Session was held in Rome Italy on 29-30 November 2012 with the main objective to take a decision on the future of the Commission. 

Regular Session

Location

Year

First

Bangkok, Thailand

1949

Second

Yangoon, Myanmar

1950

Third

Bandung, Indonesia

1952

Fourth

Tokyo, Japan

1954

Fifth

Calcuta, India

1956

Sixth

Tokyo, Japan

1958

Seventh

Saigon, Vietnam

1960

Eighth

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1962

Ninth

Manila, Philippines

1964

Tenth

New Delhi, India

1966

Eleventh

Tokyo, Japan

1968

Twelfth

Bangkok, Thailand

1972

Special

Rome, Italy

1973

Fourteenth

Rome, Italy

1977

Fifteenth

Freetown, Sierra Leone

1982

Sixteenth

Manila, Philippines

1985

Seventeenth

Goiana, Brazil

1990

Eighteenth

Rome, Italy

1994

Nineteenth

Cairo, Egypt

1998

Twentieth

Bangkok, Thailand

2002

Twenty-first

Chiclayo, Peru

2006

Twenty-second

Rome, Italy

2012

 

Selected Meeting and Expert Consultation since 2000

  • Organization of the Expert Consultation on “Yield Gap and Productivity Decline in Rice Production” held in Rome on 5-7 September 2000
  • Workshop on Rice Agronomy held in Edirne, Turkey in 2000.
  • Regional Workshop on Participatory Evaluation, Adaption and Transfer of Integrated Crop Management Technologies for Integrated Rice Production System in West Africa, Saint-Louise, Senegal, 2-4 April 2001
  • Workshop on Rice Breeding, held in Krasnodar, Russia in 2001
  • Workshop on Policy Support for Rapid Adoption of Hybrid Rice on Large-scale Production in Asia” in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 22 to 23 May 2001
  • Workshop on Ricecheck, 18-19 February 2003, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia
  • Consultation Workshop on  Rice Integrated Crop Management Systems – Ricecheck Methodology for Food Security, Livelihood Improvement and Environmental Conservation, 28/2 to 2/3, 2005, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • International Rice Conference, 5 to 9 September 2006, Krasnodar, Russia
  • Global Roundtable on Rice, 3 to 4 July 2012, Montpellier, France

Core Themes