The Rice Bowl Index is a Syngenta initiative with the support of The Frontier Strategy Group of Washington, DC. The index uses open data to measure the robustness of food security systems i.e. the capacity to withstand disruptions to the multiple dimensions of food security, thereby ensuring an acceptable level of stability commensurate with local needs. Currently, 15 countries in Asia Pacific are assessed using 32 different metrics that are separated into 4 rubrics; Policy and Trade; Demand and Price; Farm Level Factors; and Environmental Factors.

Founded in 1994 in Bangkok through initiative by the Food and Agriculture Organization in cooperation with the Thai government, APSA today is the world’s largest regional seed trade association whose members include private and public industry stakeholders from more than 50 countries – in Asia, the Pacific and around the world. Our activities include the Asian Seed Congress, which will convene 13-16 November in Bangkok for the 24th edition since its inception. APSA also organizes and participates in numerous other events and activities focused on sustainable agriculture through the production and trade of quality seeds for the world. More info available at


The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), seeks to increase cooperation and investment to reduce the emissions intensity of agricultural production systems, globally. The GRA encompasses the voluntary, collaborative efforts of its 48 member countries and 14 partner organisations, spread across the globe. The work of the GRA is conducted through its four research groups, focused on key agricultural sub sectors (Livestock, Croplands, Paddy Rice) and an ‘Integrative Research Group’ that addresses cross-cutting issues including soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas inventories. Japan is the current Chair of the GRA.

Agrolook is an international crop science quarterly magazine published from New Delhi, India by Mahamaya Consultant.

Agrolook offers extensive in-depth coverage of the latest developments in agriculture, biotechnology, crop protection and much more. With a primary focus on product development, market information and regulatory guidelines for agrochemicals, Agrolooks also presents company news, the latest environmental news, country reports and world news on agriculture. Agrolooks has a global circulation particularly from India, China, Europe, Australia, Middle East, Mexico, Brazil and other countries. The Agrolook E -Magazine was launched in 2011 to expand readership and market penetration. is the international hub for the agricultural industry: A showcase for innovation and technological breakthroughs, the place to network and discover lucrative, professional opportunities.

We cover a wide variety of areas within the agricultural industry, from soil requirements and seed priming, to contemporary issues in the development and operation of greenhouses, orchards, and ornamentals. We strive to keep our readers informed with the latest news, on matters of marketing and distribution, as well as organic agriculture.‘s main purpose is to help the sector thrive, business-wise and to provide updates in key matters such as quality improvement, safety and health issues. We publish information relevant to a variety of professionals in the field: Companies, Corporate Members, Project Managers, Entrepreneurs, Farmers, Researchers, and more.

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