International Rice Congress 2018

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Organized by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the International Rice Congress provides researchers, scientists, producers, traders, regulators and policy makers of the world’s rice – all actors in the rice industry – to meet, share and learn about the latest developments in the world’s most important basic crops. This year, the International Rice Congress will be held from 14.10.2018 to 17.10.2018 in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Convention Center.

The partnership between IRRI and DLG will ensure that the 2018 International Rice Congress will be a key conference where innovations and research breakthroughs that can lead to a more sustainable rice sector will be shared and discussed.

Global demand for rice is projected by the Research Institute on Food and Agricultural Policies to increase to 496 million tonnes in 2020 and 555 million tonnes in 2035.

Worldwide, there are more than 150 million hectares used for rice cultivation. Flat irrigated fields account for more than half of this area and account for 75% of world rice production. Given the scarcity of land and the unlikelihood of expansion of rice acreage, rice yields need to increase faster than in the past in order to keep market prices at an affordable level and ensure access for billions of consumers. Yield growth will need to be between 1.0% and 1.2% per year after 2020 to feed the growing world population and prevent price increases.

Exhibitors at the International Rice Congress 2018 will be offered comprehensive marketing support, including extensive information on global rice markets, detailed participation planning and high-quality local promotion of new products. A multilingual marketing team and DLG’s regional office in China will also provide support to help exhibitors take full advantage of their participation in the event.

For more information or to register, please contact Paolo Bertin at or +39 3404768249.

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