About the conference

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) is a multi-stakeholder partnership to promote resource efficiency and sustainability both on-farm and throughout the rice value chain. Launched in 2011, SRP is co-convened by the UN Environment and the International Rice Research Institute, and works in collaboration with over 100 institutional partners in the public and private sectors as well as the research, international development and NGO community.

Every two years, SRP brings together its members and the wider stakeholder community to discuss collaborative approaches and innovative solutions to critical sustainability challenges facing the global rice sector.

The 2nd Global Sustainable Rice Conference will focus on inspiring change, rethinking scenarios and collaborating, all with a common purpose. With a mix of plenary sessions and six conference streams designed to share technical knowledge, policy mechanisms, use cases and enabling technologies, this is a pivotal forum to drive transformation of the global rice sector and contribute to a range of global SDG targets, including food and water security, livelihoods, climate change, biodiversity and gender equality/women’s empowerment.

Who should attend?

Aimed at the full value chain, the conference is particularly relevant for C-Level executives, business heads, sustainability professionals, researchers, scientists and policy makers:

  • Agribusiness companies
  • Rice millers and traders
  • Seed companies
  • Technology providers
  • Farm input providers
  • Water and irrigation management services
  • Finance, credit and insurance providers
  • NGOs and development partners
  • Research organizations
  • Retailers
  • Government and industry associations

“Great networking experience”
Matthias Bickel, GIZ, Thailand

“Well organized, interesting content, and good representation of the different supply chain actors”
Luc Beerens, Mars

“One of the best conferences”
Ye Win Paing, Helvetas, Myanmar