Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Hiroyuki Konuma

FAO Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific

Sustainable hybrid rice strategy for Asia under discussion to promote greater rice yields

Bangkok, Thailand, 02 Jul 2014 – With the right strategy and approaches, hybrid rice development in Asia has great potential to achieve a breakthrough in stagnating rice yield growth, and would help produce additional food for a hungry world, a senior FAO official said today. “Achieving a sustainable increase in rice productivity will be a challenge in the years to come due to aggravating [...]

July 02, 2014
09:00 - Impact Forum Muangthong Thani, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Deliver welcome address at the Regional Expert Consultation on Hybrid Rice Development in Asia: Assessment of Limitations and Potential
June 26, 2014
09:00 - Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Deliver opening speech at the Regional Consultation Workshop Implementation of GMP/HACCP in Asia – a status review
09:00 - Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Deliver opening remarks at the High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization in Asia and the Pacific
This schedule is subject to change

Hiroyuki Konuma, a Japanese national, holds a Master of Science Degree (M.Sc.) in Agricultural Science from Tsukuba University in Japan. He has been with FAO for over 30 years. [...]

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