Programme

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08:00
Main Conference Registration & Morning Coffee


Plenary Sessions for Conference Day 1


09:00
Welcome Remarks
Dr. Dechen Tsering
, Regional Director and Representative, Asia and the Pacific Office, UN Environment

09:15
Industry Keynote Speech

09:30
Introductory Speech
Matthew Morell
, Director General, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines (tbc)

09:45
Opening Address
Kundhavi Kadiresan
, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (tbc)

10:00
Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

10:30
Plenary Panel Discussion 1:
A New Rice Revolution: How can rice combat poverty and climate change?

  • What does the future hold if we fail to act now?
  • How is a single basic commodity linked to a range of SDGs?
  • What is the role of the Sustainable Rice Platform in delivering a sustainable future for rice?

Panellists:
Ignacio Antequera, Senior Manager/Team Leader, Technical Key Accounts, GLOBALG.A.P., Spain
Stefanos Fotiou, Director, Environment and Development Division, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific, Thailand
Beau Damen, Natural Resources Officer – Climate Change and Bioenergy, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand
Senior Representative from SunRice
Senior Representative from Olam International

11:30
Industry Sustainability Keynote: Phoenix Experiences in Sustainable Sourcing

Sanjay Sethi, Director – Sustainability, Phoenix Group, Dubai

12:00
Networking Lunch

Track 1: Inclusive Businesses
The Business Case for “SRP Rice”

Moderator: Suriyan Vichitlekarn
Deputy Cluster Coordinator for Agriculture and Food, GIZ, Thailand

13:00
The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Minimising the Trade-Offs

  • Promoting resource efficiency and sustainability throughout the rice value chain through SRP
  • Importance of recognizing the heterogeneity of farm households and that not all farmers will escape poverty (SDG1) from engagement in rice value chains
  • Effective targeting of SRP activities to ensure that SRP does not undermine gender and social equality (SDG5)

Jon Hellin, Platform Leader, Sustainable Impact, International Rice Research Association (IRRI), Philippines

13:30
IFC Southeast Asia Case Study:

Developing a Business Case for Sustainable Rice Procurement

  • Identifying key local players and building their capacity and that of their supply chains to produce rice sustainably following SRP guidelines
  • More sophisticated engagement with local players via IFC’s investment services arm
  • Facilitating partnerships between local mills and regional/international buyers to meet market demands for sustainable and niche market products

Colin Taylor, Senior Operations Officer, Program Leader, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services Department, International Finance Corporation, Thailand

14:00
Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA): Four Years of Producing Rice under SRP, the Thai experience

  • Using SRP metrics to guide training and practice improvements within Ubon Ratchathani province in Thailand

Narawadee Modenuch, Research Analyst, Thai Sustainability Lead, Olam Rice, Thailand

14:30
Experiential Learning of How SRP Contributes to Social Impact and Sustainable Rice Cultivation with Smallholder Farmers

  • Amru’s experience sharing on solidifying the SRP platform of engagement with smallholder farmers and cooperatives in Cambodia
  • Social Impact of the SRP partners to consumers and partner farming communities
  • The way forward: Building on the platform, promoting entrepreneurship and using technologies

Saran Song, CEO, Amru Rice (Cambodia) Co., Ltd, Cambodia

15:00
Rice Growers as Entrepreneurs

  • Which strategies are most effective to address farm income?
  • What are current strategies to improve farm income and what other strategies needed to make farmers more resilient?
  • What can actors do to catalyse systemic change in a farmer’s operating environment?
  • Which stakeholders, with which capabilities, need to play a role in the design of sustainable solutions?

Louke Koopmans, Global Sustainable Sourcing Manager, MARS Food, Netherlands

15:30
Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

16:00
Empowering Women as Key to Grow a Better Future for the Rice Sector

  • The challenges that presently face women rice producers
  • Experiences from the field about how women and their groups have tried to deal with these challenges
  • Some key takeaways for different stakeholders

Le Nguyet Minh, Global Agriculture Advisor, Oxfam, Vietnam

16:30
Empowering Smallholder SRP Farmers through an Assets and Capabilities Approach

  • Introductions to speakers
  • Overview of the collaboration and how they are using an Assets and Capabilities approach
  • Breakdown of assets and capabilities
  • Individual experience sharing on how the approaches are implemented

Joint Presentation:
Yann Srey Yat,
SRP Farmer, Agricultural Cooperative Committee Member, Battambang Union Agriculture Cooperatives, Cambodia
Ponhrith Kan,
Project Manager, VSO, Cambodia
Serena Travis,
Impact and Delivery Manager, VSO, Cambodia

17:00
Farmer Engagement in Adoption of SRP and Sustainable Rice Supply Chain

  • Introduction of SRP project implementation by SMP/WCS in Cambodia
  • Farmer engagement to adopt SRP and participate in a sustainable rice supply chain
  • Benefits (social, economic and environment) of adopting SRP and participating in the new rice value chain
  • Compare the conventional and sustainable rice supply chain (Cambodia context)
  • Mobilisation of sustainable rice supply chain

Socheat Keo, Program Manager, SMP Cambodia, Wildlife Conservation Society, Cambodia

17:20
Rikolto, Phoenix and farmers working together on a long-term, sustainable and transparent business case

  • Overview of MoU signed between Rikolto Vietnam and Phoenix Global DMCC to support farmers in the development of SRP standard rice and an inclusive rice supply chain model
  • Establishment of a qualitative long-term business and stable market with companies
  • Roles of Rikolto and Phoenix in the collaboration

Joint Presentation:
Tuan Le, Senior Programme Officer – Rice, Rikolto, Vietnam
Lam Thai Hong, Rikolto, Vietnam

17:40
Inclusiveness of Sustainable Rice Value Chain Upgrading: Evidence from Vietnam

  • Assessing inclusiveness at consumption and farm level
  • Why is consumer access to certified rice found to be non-inclusive?
  • Contract farming as a vertical coordination mechanism to encourage and govern adoption of sustainable production standards
  • Improve inclusiveness of contract farming through policies that encourage horizontal coordination

Dr. Matty Demont, Future Rice Value Chains and Policies Outcome Theme Leader, International Rice Research Association (IRRI), Philippines

18:00
Concluding Summary by Moderator and Q&A:
The business case for “SRP Rice”

  • How are SRP outreach projects promoting inclusive businesses?
  • What are the social, economic and environmental impacts revealed from outreach initiatives?
  • What are the lessons learned from the different projects?

Q&A with select speakers of the day

Speakers:
Diederik (Diehan) Pretorius, Compliance & Sustainability Director, Herba Bangkok S.L (Ebro Foods S.A.), Thailand

Track 2: Rice Now
Market Outlook and Policy Mechanisms for Sustainable Rice Production

13:00
Driving Behavior and Market Change through Multi-Stakeholder Action at Country Level

  • Overview of the establishment of the SRP National Chapter Thailand
  • Initial priorities of the SRP National Chapter Thailand
  • Aligning policy and SRP: Elevating the Thailand National GAP Standard to SRP to respond to global market trends

Pisan Pongsapitch, Inspector – General of the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand

13:30
The Rise of SRP in Pakistan

  • SRP initiation Pakistan rice markets and where is now?
  • What has changed to give it an impetus?
  • Implications/impact for the rice industry in Pakistan
  • What role the government plays in scaling up?

Shahid Hussain Tarer, Managing Director, Galaxy Rice Mill Pte. Ltd., Pakistan

14:00
Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Rice: Sub-National Assessment and Planning

  • Water saving tech having strongest impact on GHG emissions in SRP standard
  • Overview of best-known practices for water saving tech
  • IRRI’s engagement in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition
  • Link from GIS analysis to participatory technology evaluation and to the next step of sub-national planning
  • A new and easy GHG calculation tool specifically developed for rice production

Dr. Bjoern Ole Sander, Senior Scientist, Country Representative, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Vietnam

14:30
Rice Sector Development in Cambodia

  • Overview of rice sector in Cambodia (production, exports and challenges)
  • Sustainable technologies for rice productivity improvements: SRI, IPM, SRP, Organic….
  • Innovative researches: impact of FFS/IPM and fertilizer management.

Dr. Ngin Chhay, Director General, General Directorate of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia

15:00
Rice Sector Development in Malaysia

  • Overview of policies pertaining to sustainable rice production in Malaysia
  • Social and economic impacts
  • Issues and challenges

Rosnani Binti Harun, Senior Research Officer, Socio-Economic, Market Intelligence and Agribusiness Research Centre, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Malaysia

15:30
Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

16:00
Pushing for the adoption of the SRP Standard on Sustainable Rice Cultivation in the new Uganda National Rice Development Strategy

  • Overview of Uganda’s new rice National Rice Development Strategy (NRDS)
  • Adoption of SRP standard on Sustainable Rice Cultivation in the NRDS
  • Necessity of a clear pathway of change (PoC) to be followed to influence the adoption of the SRP standard
  • Evidence, experiences and lessons in sustainable rice cultivation from SRP pilots conducted with farmers

John Ereng, Agribusiness Advisor, Rikolto, Uganda

16:30
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17:30
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18:00
Concluding Summary by Moderator and Q&A:
Market Outlook and Policy Mechanisms for Sustainable Rice Production

  • What are the emerging market and policy trends that could hamper or accelerate uptake of sustainable rice production?
  • How can different sectors participate in a shift towards sustainable supply chains?
  • How can the private sector and civil society actors work with governments to achieve their respective climate, water and food security sufficiency targets?

Q&A with select speakers of the day

Track 3: Scanning the Landscape
Global environmental benefits of landscape-level sustainability

13:00
Rice Landscape Restoration through Climate Finance

  • The impacts of landscape restoration on rice production
  • An introduction to agroforestry at landscape level
  • Explanation of Climate Finance and Blended Finance as a mechanism to fund sustainable landscape initiatives
  • Lessons learnt of PUR Projet in the past 10 years

Daniel Jongejan, Senior Manager Program Development, PUR Projet, Thailand

13:30
Improving Food Security in Rice-based Farming Systems: Shared Experience from the FIRST Programme in the Asia Pacific Region

  • Comparative perspectives from FAO’s experiences in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Laos, Timor Leste, Myanmar and Fiji
  • Challenges and potential solutions from the FIRST programme/policy
  • Turning the drive for production into value creation from rice
  • Importance of sustainable rice landscapes for Cambodia

Iean Russell, Senior Policy Advisor (FIRST Programme), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Cambodia

14:00
Emerging Good Practices in Financial Accounting for Carbon Emission Trading: Expert Opinion on Carbon Credits

  • Introduction (Problem and Relevance)
  • Summary of Carbon Emission Markets worldwide
  • Available accounting choices and discussion
  • Conclusion

Dr. Tharatee Mookdee, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Management Science, Uttaradit Rajabhat University, Thailand

14:30
Sustainability of Geographical Indication (GI) Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Rong-Hai

  • Defining the Geographical Indication (GI) rice standard
  • Control systems of Geographical Indication of Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Rong-Hai
  • Social, economic and environmental impacts of certified GI Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Rong-Hai

Orachos Napasintuwong, Assistant Professor, Kasetsart University, Thailand

15:00
Lessons Learned from Large-Scale WAPRO Project

Jens Soth, Senior Advisor, Commodity Projects, HELVETAS Swiss Corporation, Switzerland

15:30
Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

16:00
Biodiversity Conservation through Sustainable Rice Landscapes: Maintaining iconic wildlife in rice-fields in Myanmar

  • Background on Biodiversityimpacts of Sustainable Rice / SRP
  • Background on iconicBiodiversity in Rice Fields
  • Use of indicator / flagship species to attract attention to conservation issues and measure successof our work
  • Case study of Biodiversity in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta region
  • Conservation of Sarus Crane – the world’s tallest flying bird
  • Potential for SRP to support biodiversity within sustainable landscapes
  • Results of our scoping work on SRP approaches in the Delta region

Joint Presentation: 
Dr. Alex Diment, Senior Technical Advisor, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Myanmar
U Naing Lin, Ayeyarwady Landscape Coordinator, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Myanmar

16:30
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17:00
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17:30
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18:00
Concluding Summary by Moderator and Q&A:
Global environmental benefits of landscape-level sustainability

  • How can rice help preserve and protect ecosystems?
  • How should potential trade-offs be addressed?

Q&A with select speakers of the day

18:30
Closing Remarks and Networking Reception Commences

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08:00
Main Conference Registration & Morning Coffee


Plenary Sessions for Conference Day 2


09:00
Welcome Remarks
Dr. Wyn Ellis,
Coordinator, Sustainable Rice Platform, Thailand

09:15
Keynote Speech by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

09:30
Introductory Speech:

Built to Scale: Sustainable Rice Partnerships in Thailand

  • Cohesive approach underway in Thailand to scale SRP including: piloting and implementation of SRP, leading SRP training development at the global level, nationwide roll-out of SRP Smart Officer/Smart Farmer training program, Thai-language toolkit of SRP tools and materials, SRP National Chapter Thailand, etc.
  • Linkages of these efforts with other global initiatives, partnerships, and programs (e.g. SRP, Sustainable Rice Landscapes, Global Environment Facility)

Matthias Bickel, Program Director, Agriculture & Food, GIZ, Thailand

09:45
Opening Address by Thai Government Representative

10:00
Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

10:30
Plenary Panel Discussion 2:
Show me the money: What global partnerships are driving scale through alternative financing models and instruments?

  • What approaches, mechanisms and financing models are available to drive upscaling of adoption of sustainable climate-smart best practices in rice production?
  • How can we replicate and or further scale these models? / How to manage risks, reporting and disclosure?

Moderator:

Matthew Reddy, Senior Private Sector Specialist, Global Environment Facility 

Panelists:
Matthias Bickel, Program Director, Agriculture & Food, GIZ, Thailand
Alejandro Litovsky, Chief Executive & Founder, Earth Security Group
Alvin Lopez, Senior Natural Resources and Agriculture Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Senior Representative from Islamic Development Bank
Senior Representative from Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Senior Representative from HELVETAS Swiss Corporation
Senior Representative from Rabobank India Securities Ltd.

11:30
Industry Keynote Speech

12:00
Networking Lunch

Track 4: Smart Solutions: ICTs and Technology Convergence
Driving Adoption of Best Practices using Climate-Smart Technologies

13:00
Decision Support Tools for Rice Crop Management Practices in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa: Achievement and Perspectives

  • Challenges and opportunities in rice production in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa
  • Description of decision support tools (“Rice Crop Manager” and “RiceAdvice” developed by IRRI and AfricaRice)
  • Adoption and impact of decision support tools
  • Lesson learned
  • Way forward

Rowena Castillo, Manager (Project Development and Deployment; Decision Tools for Farmers), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines

13:30
How Technology can Increase the Sustainability of the Global Rice Market

  • Certification and verification of sustainable rice production using blockchain
  • Standardization and integration on a a one common platform
  • Enabling finance to flow from consumers, donors and lenders toward sustainable rice production

Stephen Edkins, Founder and CEO, Rice Exchange, Switzerland

14:00
At Source Reimagining Agriculture by Tracing a Product’s Impacts throughout its Journey to Shelf

  • Introduction to the issues: Complexity of sustainability and delivering impacts to the procurement team, communications, and customers
  • Introduction to the solution: Field-level verified data to provide insight and information to differentiate sustainable products to the consumer
  • Demonstration of functionality

Kunal Vadgama, Rice Program Manager, Olam AtSource, Olam International, United Kingdom

14:30
PaddyBase: Digitalizing the Rice Supply Chain

  • How is CARI supporting PaddyBase?
  • Overview of PaddyBase as a Solution
  • Challenges of processors
  • Enabling information sharing and transparency in the rice value chain

Dr. Kristina Spantig, Project Manager, GIZ, Nigeria

15:00
PhilRice’s e-Agriculture Initiatives

  • Rice Crop Manager (RCM) in the Philippines
  • Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM)
  • FutuRice Program

Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang, Deputy Executive Director for Research, Philippine Rice Research Institute, Department of Agriculture, Philippines

15:30
Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

16:00
Rice Breeding and Mechanization for Value Addition in Laos PDR

  • Overview of rice production and mechanisation development in Laos
  • Laos’ strategy of rice production under climate change
  • Post-harvest technology to improve quality for value-adding
  • Experience sharing on database establishment of rice breeding program in Laos

Dr. Phetmanyseng Xangsayasane, Senior Rice Breeder, Deputy Director for Research, Rice Research Centre, National Agriculture & Forestry Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Laos

16:30
Post-Harvest Rice Fortification – A Sustainable Intervention to Fight Micronutrient Deficiencies

  • Nutrition is at the heart and the key enabler to unlock all Sustainable Development Goals
  • Micronutrients deficiencies, also called hidden hunger, present some of the biggest barriers to unlocking human potential, and ultimately sustainable development
  • A solution to make rice more nutritious and to have proven public health impact on vulnerable population
  • Case study of rice fortification experience and successes

Sridhar NB, Marketing Development Manager, Fortified Rice Kernels, APAC, DSM, India

17:00
How can New Technologies ease the Self-Assessment and Verification Process while Identifying the Needed Areas of Improvement?

  • Self-assessment vs. third-party verification: Process and claims
  • Criteria of disagreement/discussion: Lack of objectivity or different interpretation?
  • STICKY
  • Pilots outcomes
  • Data analysis by SRP: Link to knowledge databases

Joint Presentation:
Miranda Rienstra,
Director, Peterson Control Union, Cambodia
Stephan Moreels,
General Manager, Peterson Control Union, Cambodia

17:30
Paddy and Rice Preservation with Chemical-Free Technology of Grain Cooling during Storage

  • Grain cooling as an eco-friendly tech alternative to preserve paddy and rice forms
  • How does the tech enable increased production at rice mills?
  • Additional advantages of grain cooling tech

Claus Martin Braunbeck, Sales Manager, FrigorTec, Germany

18:00
Concluding Summary by Moderator and Q&A:
Driving Adoption of Best Practices using Climate-Smart Technologies

  • What are the key digital trends that could boost uptake of climate-smart rice production and marketing?
  • How can climate-smart technologies help improve yields and reduce post-harvest loss to benefit rice producers?

Q&A with select speakers of the day

Track 5: Local Action for Global Solutions
Highlight Climate-Smart Best Practices

Moderator: Dr. Bjoern Ole Sander
Senior Scientist, Country Representative
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Vietnam

13:00
Rice-SOLVE: How Rice Farming offers a Singular Opportunity to Improve the Economic and Environmental Security for Farmers and the Planet

  • Global importance of rice in terms of livelihoods, climate impacts and food security
  • Paying more attention to GHG than only methane emissions
  • Relationships and trade-offs between methane, nitrous oxide and soil C
  • Measuring water and fertilizer levels for monitoring and verifying sustainable rice production while minimizing transaction costs
  • Role of low-cost sensors and EDF’s methane satellite
  • Potential funding streams for making climate-smart rice a reality

Dr. Kritee Kritee, Senior Scientist, Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund, United States

13:30
Rolling Out Climate-Smart Technologies to Smallholders to meet the SRP Standard in Thailand

  • Process of rolling out climate-smart technologies to smallholders
  • Climate-smart technologies promoted

Ladda Viriyangkura, Expert on Rice Inspection and Certification, Thai Rice Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives Thailand , Thailand

14:00
Strengthening the Rice Sustainability Agenda from a Smallholder Farmer’s Perspective

  • Overview of the impact of climate change on smallholders
  • The role of technology and farm management methods in helping farmers to tackle climate change in the long-run
  • How can the community help in driving sustainability in rice production and consumption?
  • Case Study: Changing the way rice is planted and improving farmers’ livelihoods with hybrid seed technology

David CY Chen, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Golden Sunland, Singapore

14:20
Climate-Ready, Nutrient-Dense Rice Genetic and Breeding

  • Biotechnology to improve rice and save up to 50% of water use
  • Broad-spectrum resistance to disease and insects
  • Rice leaves and seeds containing nutrient-rich, aromatic, tasty, low Glycemic Index, and high antioxidants

Dr. Apichart Vanavichit, Professor and Director, Rice Science Centre, Kasetsart University, Thailand

14:40
Boosting Yields, Raising Incomes and Offering Climate-Smart Options: The System of Rice Intensification

  • System of Rice Intensification and how it paves the way for smallholder farmers to become successful “agripreneurs”
  • Rain-fed rice farming
  • Lower Mekong River Basin
  • Farmers’ participatory action research

Dr. Abha Mishra, Director, Asian Center of Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (ACISAI), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

15:00
Climate Smart Rice Project in Myanmar

  • Push-Pull-Policy approach
  • Inclusiveness of SME
  • Rice Miller extension model
  • SRP certification
  • Internal Control System

Rakesh Munankami, Project Manager, Climate Smart Rice Project, HELVETAS, Myanmar

15:30
Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

16:00
Driving a Sustainable Rice System

  • Trends and global context
  • Strategy 1: Upstream raw material development program
  • Strategy 2: Sustainable rice strategy
  • Strategy 3: Third party verification by TUVNORD
  • Ongoing sustainable agricultural standards

Dr. Sadudee Supanpai, Assistant Vice President, Khao CP, CP Trading, Thailand

16:30
Empowering Smallholder Women Farmers to Better Access, Adapt and Use Gender-Appropriate Rice Production Equipment and Practices

  • Gender roles in rice production
  • Physical stress on women related to rice production and how this differs from men
  • Overview of small-scale rice production equipment
  • Adapting equipment and rice production practices for women
  • Improving access to gender-appropriate small-scale, low-cost equipment and practices

Lucy Fisher, Director of Communications, SRI International Network and Resources Centre, Cornell University, United States

17:00
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17:30
Utilize wood vinegar to increase soil fertility and reduce pests and diseases in rice farming

  • Role of wood vinegar in agriculture in Indonesia
  • Farmers’ involvement in the practice of making wood vinegar
  • Results of practical experiments in the field by farmers
  • Benefits of using wood vinegar in rice cultivation

Nana Suhartana, Rice Sector Manager, Rikolto, Indonesia

18:00
Concluding Summary by Moderator and Q&A:
Highlight Climate-Smart Best Practices

  • What are the latest climate-smart techniques that could empower smallholders to adopt sustainable rice farming practices?

Q&A with select speakers of the day

Track 6: Sustainable Food Culture
A Growing Movement for Sustainable Food Systems

13:00
Net Positive Impact and Feeding the Greta Thunberg Generation – How to Harness the Power of the Most Conscious Consumers to Combat Species Loss on the Front Line

  • Overview of the ibis rice intervention
  • Current ibis rice consumers and new trends
  • Preparing for the Greta Thunburg generation of consumers – onboarding change
  • Matching consumer profile to intensity and scale of sustainability intervention
  • Call to action

Nicholas Spencer, CEO, IBIS Rice Conservation Co., Ltd., Cambodia

13:40
Delivering People-Planet-Performance Wins – 
The Nestle Paddy Club Experience

  • Background and rationale of Nestle Supplier Code and Responsible Sourcing Guidelines (NSC/RSG), and Creating Shared Value (CSV) platforms
  • Case study of Nestle Paddy Club to illustrate People-Planet-Performance triple wins and its deliverables for Sustainable Rice

Lee Keng Yong, Head of Agricultural Services, Nestle Paddy Rice Club, Malaysia

14:10
Consumer Preferences for Sustainable Rice Practices in Nigeria

  • Introduction
    • Why rice?
    • Sustainability
    • Country context
  • Importance of sustainable rice practices to Nigerian consumers
  • Materials and methods
  • Results and discussion
  • Conclusion

Glory Okpiaifo, Graduate Student, University of Arkansas, United States

14:40
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15:30
Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

16:00
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16:30
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17:00
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17:30
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18:00
Concluding Summary by Moderator and Q&A:
A Growing Movement for Sustainable Food Systems

  • How can millennials help transform food systems to ensure a sustainable future?
  • How can young people play a role in fostering sustainable lifestyles?

Q&A with select speakers of the day

18:30
Closing Remarks