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"World population and trade issues are major challenges that face the rice sector", says Mr. Hartwig de Haen, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Department, FAO, in his opening statement to the FAO Rice Conference (12 February 2004).
Duration:: 1min 21sec
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In Nepal, where rice occupies at least one third of the total agricultural production. Mr. Krishna Kumar Shrestha, of the Planning Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives, is hopeful that the world community's commitment in the celebration of the International Year of Rice will boost Nepalese initiatives and projects in rice cultivation.
Duration: 1min 02sec