INTERNATIONAL RICE COMMISSION NEWSLETTER
rice is life
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES
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.
Welcome to the International Year of Rice 2004!
THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF RICE: BACKGROUND
Statement on the official launch
Speech addressing the 25th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry
History of the International Rice Year 1966
Sustainable rice-based production and people's livelihood
PROGRESS IN PREPARATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF IYR 2004
Meeting of the Steering Committee of the International Rice Commission
Informal International Planning and Coordination Meeting
Summary of progress in preparation
NEWS AND EVENTS
IYR launch at the United Nations in New York, United States
Second Meeting of the Informal International Working Group (IIWG) on the International Year of Rice 2004
IYR launch in Rome, Italy
IYR 2004 Web site
IYR 2004 Global Rice Contests
International Year of Rice Calendar of Global Events
Information Note on the FAO Rice Conference
WHERE TO PURCHASE FAO PUBLICATIONS LOCALLY
How to Order