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Sustainable rice production for food security

Proceedings of the 20th Session of the International Rice Commission

Bangkok, Thailand, 23-26 July 2002

INTERNATIONAL RICE COMMISSION

 

 
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FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
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The International Rice Commission (IRC), which works within the framework of FAO, was established on 4 January 1949 with the object of promoting national and international action in respect of production, conservation, distribution and consumption of rice. Matters relating to trade are outside the purview of the Commission.

Membership of the Commission is open to all FAO Member Nations and Associate Members who accept the constitution of the IRC. The present membership of the Commission is 61 and represents all the rice-growing regions of the world.

The Commission keeps under review the scientific, technical and economic problems relating to rice, encourages and coordinates research, organizes (where necessary) cooperative projects and reports to the member countries and the Director-General of FAO on appropriate action to be taken in furthering its objectives.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD

PART I - OPENING

Welcome address - P. Raksarat
FAO Statement - R.B. Singh
Keynote address: Issues and challenges in rice technological development for sustainable food security - M. Solh
Report on the implementation of the Commission’s Nineteenth Session - D.V. Tran

PART II - RICE IN WORLD TRADE

Status of the world rice market in 2002 - C. Calpe

PART III - PROGRESS IN RICE GENETIC IMPROVEMENT FOR FOOD SECURITY

Biotechnology for rice breeding: progress and impact - G.S. Khush and D.S. Brar
Nutritional contribution of rice and impact of biotechnology and biodiversity in rice-consuming countries - G. Kennedy, B. Burlingame and V.N. Nguyen
Golden Rice - I. Potrykus
Conservation and use of rice germplasm: an evolving paradigm under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - M.T. Jackson and R.J.L. Lettington
Genetic diversity in rice production: past contribution and the potential of utilization for sustainable rice production - M. Rai

GLOBAL RICE PRODUCTION SCENARIO
PROGRESS OF PLANT BREEDING ACTIVITIES
VARYING IMPACT OF BREEDING ACTIVITIES IN DIFFERENT ECOSYSTEMS AND IN DIFFERENT REGIONS
GENETIC DIVERSITY IN RICE
RICE GENOME RESEARCH AND ITS LIKELY IMPACT ON RICE IMPROVEMENT
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AND EFFECTIVE USE OF RICE GENETIC RESOURCES AND IMPROVEMENT AT NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND GLOBAL LEVEL
REFERENCES

The second generation of hybrid rice in China - L.P. Yuan
Progress and issues in development and use of hybrid rice in the tropics - S.S. Virmani
Quality seed production in hybrid rice - J.S. Sindhu and I. Kumar

PART IV - PROGRESS IN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE RICE PRODUCTION

The development and use of Integrated Crop Management for rice production - W.S. Clampett, V.N. Nguyen and D.V. Tran
Options for effective rice water management - W. Hundertmark and T. Facon
Economic and environmental impact of improved nitrogen management in Asian rice-farming systems - R.N. Roy and R.V. Misra
The need for improved weed management in rice - R. Labrada
Global Integrated Production and Pest Management (IPPM) development - K.D. Gallagher
Recent initiatives on the availability and use of aquatic organisms in rice-based farming - M. Halwart
An overview of rice post-harvest technology: use of small metallic silos for minimizing losses - D.J. Mejía

PART V - REGIONALSTRATEGIES ON RICE PRODUCTION

Challenges, innovation and change: towards rice-based food security in sub-Saharan Africa - T. Defoer, M.C.S. Wopereis, M.P. Jones, F. Lancon and O. Erenstein
Rice development strategies for food security in Africa - J.C. Norman and E. Otoo
New rice technologies and challenges for food security in Asia and the Pacific - M. Hossain and Josephine H. Narciso
Strategies to sustain and enhance Asia-Pacific rice production - R.B. Singh, T. Woodhead and M.K. Papademetriou
Strategy for sustainable rice production in Latin America and the Caribbean - E.L. Pulver

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