Proceedings of the
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Nguu Van Nguyen, AGPC, FAO, Rome.
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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.
Rice situation update
TECHNICAL ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF SUSTAINABLE RICE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
Harnessing science and technology for sustainable rice-based production systems
Hybrid rice technology for food security in the world
R. Coffman, S.R. McCouch and R.W. Herdt
Potentials and limitations of biotechnology in rice
Agricultural diversification in Asia: opportunities and constraints
D. Renault and T. Facon
Beyond drops for crops: a system approach for assessing the values of water in rice-based systems
Upland rice for highlands: new varieties and sustainable cropping systems for food security Promising prospects for the global challenges of rice production?
P. Koohafkan and J. Furtado
Traditional rice-fish systems as Globally Important Ingenious Agricultural Heritage Systems
CHALLENGES AND TECHNOLOGICAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE RICE PRODUCTION - REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
R.P. Cantrell and G.P. Hettel
Rice-based production systems for food security and poverty alleviation in Asia and the Pacific
T. Defoer, M.C.S. Wopereis, M.P. Jones, F. Lançon, O. Erenstein and R.G. Guei
Rice-based production systems for food security and poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa
Rice-based production systems for food security and poverty alleviation in Latin America and the Caribbean
Rice-based production systems for food security and poverty alleviation in the Near East and North Africa
A. Ferrero and N.V. Nguyen
The sustainable development of rice-based production systems in Europe