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Today Rice News Headlines ...

Brown Rice Market Research Report Now Available at Research Corridor

Vietnam‘s rice exports to crash to 8-year low in 2016

Rice farming in India much older than thought, used as ‗summer crop‘ by Indus civilization

Cameroon: government proposes cancelling VAT (19.25%) on rice from

2017 Cam

bodia expects to yield 5 million tons of paddy surplus

PM Asks for Help for Rice Farmers

Rice Company, Homestate, invests in Rice cultivation

NEDA bats for competitive rice tariff after QR lifting

International Rice Leadership Class - Lessons from Great Britain and Spain

How Rice Forms Resistant Starch Good news for Asia‘s rice-loving

diabetics:

Develop rice varieties to cope with climate change: M S Swaminathan

Local scientists help area farmers learn best irrigation practices

YULETIDE: PLASTIC, POISONOUS RICE FROM CHINA FLOODS

NIGERIAN MARKETS

Global Rice cooker Industry Research 2016-2021

Discover the organic rice market survey of product types, applications and

projections to 2021

Indonesia sees rice stocks soar, no imports planned until end of the year

More than 62.45 lakh (MT) of paddy arrives in mandis

Demonetization: 40% rice yield has no takers

Nigeria: Anchor Borrowers Programme Crashes Price of Local Rice - CBN

Bangladesh exploring markets for rice export: Quamrul

GCAP: Making farming a wealth-creating business

Vietnam targets increased rice exportation to Nigeria

Indian rice farming older than China's: Study

Rice Prices

Iloilo farmers expand rice output via SL Agritech Corp.‘s hybrid seeds

Royal rice research

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Vietnam’s rice exports to crash to 8-year low in 2016

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November 21, 2016 | 12:02 pm GMT+7

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The country‘s rice exports could plummet by 27 percent this year. The Vietnam Food

Association has revised down its full-year forecast for rice exports twice this year, attributing the downturn to a lack of demand from key markets and Thailand‘s sales of its massive stockpiles.Export volume, including sales across the border to top buyer China, is projected to fall by more than 2 million tons from last year‘s 6.56 million tons, the Saigon Times cited industry experts as saying.Meanwhile, India and Thailand, which are Vietnam‘s main competitors in the global market, have performed well so far this year. Vietnam is the world's third-largest rice exporter after India and Thailand.

India, which overtook Thailand as the world's largest rice exporter in 2015, shipped about 8.1 million tons

in the first 10 months of the year, down 9.9 from the same period last year. Thailand exported 6.9 million

ton of rice, up 3.7 percent on-year.

According to industry experts, after Thailand announced plans to clear its state stockpiles, estimated at

around 9 million tons in August, Vietnamese rice has become less competitive in major markets across

Asia.

Customs data shows that from January–October, Vietnam‘s rice exports to the Philippines, Indonesia and

Malaysia, which account for 40 percent of its total annual volume, slumped 42.2 percent to 940,000 tons.

Another key factor is that Vietnam has long been focused on quantity rather than quality, which has

actually backfired on the country‘s rice exports.Vietnamese rice exporters are also faced with the risk of

being banned from the United State after a series of pesticide residue scandals.

Between January 2012 and August 2016, 412 containers or 10,000 tons of rice shipped from Vietnam to

the U.S. were returned due to hygiene and safety issues, statistics from the U.S. Food and Drug

Administration (FDA) show.The FDA said it found eight active chemicals in the Vietnamese rice

shipments above the permissible limits set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Rice farming in India much older than thought, used as ‘summer crop’ by Indus civilization

D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter Rice farming in India much

Latest research on archaeological sites of the ancient Indus Civilisation, which stretched across what is

now Pakistan and northwest India during the Bronze Age, has revealed that domesticated rice farming in

South Asia began far earlier than previously believed, and may have developed in tandem with rather

than as a result of rice domestication in China.

LATEST RESEARCH ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES OF THE ANCIENT INDUS CIVILISATION, WHICH STRETCHED ACROSS WHAT IS NOW PAKISTAN AND NORTHWEST INDIA DURING THE BRONZE AGE, HAS REVEALED THAT DOMESTICATED RICE FARMING IN SOUTH ASIA BEGAN FAR EARLIER THAN PREVIOUSLY BELIEVED, AND MAY HAVE DEVELOPED IN TANDEM WITH RATHER THAN AS A RESULT OF RICE DOMESTICATION IN CHINA.

The research also confirms that Indus populations were the earliest people to use complex multi-cropping

strategies across both seasons, growing foods during summer (rice, millets and beans) and winter (wheat,

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter barley and pulses), which required

barley and pulses), which required different watering regimes. The findings suggest a network of regional

farmers supplied assorted produce to the markets of the civilisation‘s ancient cities.

Evidence for very early rice use has been known from the site of Lahuradewa in the central Ganges basin,

but it has long been thought that domesticated rice agriculture didn‘t reach South Asia until towards the

end of the Indus era, when the wetland rice arrived from China around 2000 BC. Researchers found

evidence of domesticated rice in South Asia as much as 430 years earlier.

The new research is published today in the journals Antiquity and Journal of Archaeological Science by

researchers from the University of Cambridge‘s Division of Archaeology, in collaboration with

colleagues at Banaras Hindu University and the University of Oxford.

D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter barley and pulses), which required
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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter The Land, Water, Settlement project

The Land, Water, Settlement project excavations in northwest India.CREDIT

Cameron Petrie

―We found evidence for an entirely separate domestication process in ancient South Asia, likely based

around the wild species Oryza nivara. This led to the local development of a mix of ‗wetland‘ and

‗dryland‘ agriculture of local Oryza sativa indica rice agriculture before the truly ‗wetland‘ Chinese

rice, Oryza sativa japonica, arrived around 2000 BC,‖ says study co-author Dr Jennifer Bates

―While wetland rice is more productive, and took over to a large extent when introduced from China, our

findings appear to show there was already a long-held and sustainable culture of rice production in India

as a widespread summer addition to the winter cropping during the Indus civilisation.‖

Co-author Dr Cameron Petrie says that the location of the Indus in a part of the world that received both

summer and winter rains may have encouraged the development of seasonal crop rotation before other

major civilisations of the time, such as Ancient Egypt and China‘s Shang Dynasty.

―Most contemporary civilisations initially utilised either winter crops, such as the Mesopotamian reliance

on wheat and barley, or the summer crops of rice and millet in China producing surplus with the aim of

stockpiling,‖ says Petrie.

―However, the area inhabited by the Indus is at a meteorological crossroads, and we found evidence of

year-long farming that predates its appearance in the other ancient river valley civilisations.‖

The archaeologists sifted for traces of ancient grains in the remains of several Indus villages within a few

kilometers of the site called Rakhigari: the most recently excavated of the Indus cities that may have

maintained a population of some 40,000.

As well as the winter staples of wheat and barley and winter pulses like peas and vetches, they found

evidence of summer crops: including domesticated rice, but also millet and the tropical beans urad and

horsegram, and used radiocarbon dating to provide the first absolute dates for Indus multi-cropping:

2890-2630 BC for millets and winter pulses, 2580-2460 BC for horsegram, and 2430-2140 BC for rice.

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter Millets are a group of

Millets are a group of small grain, now most commonly used in birdseed, which Petrie describes as ―often

being used as something to eat when there isn‘t much else‖. Urad beans, however, are a relative of the

mung bean, often used in popular types of Indian dhal today.

In contrast with evidence from elsewhere in the region, the village sites around Rakhigari reveal that

summer crops appear to have been much more popular than the wheats of winter.

The researchers say this may have been down to the environmental variation in this part of the former

civilisation: on the seasonally flooded Ghaggar-Hakra plains where different rainfall patterns and

vegetation would have lent themselves to crop diversification potentially creating local food cultures

within individual areas.

This variety of crops may have been transported to the cities. Urban hubs may have served as melting

pots for produce from regional growers, as well as meats and spices, and evidence for spices have been

found elsewhere in the region.

While they don‘t yet know what crops were being consumed at Rakhigarhi, Jennifer Bates points out that:

―It is certainly possible that a sustainable food economy across the Indus zone was achieved through

growing a diverse range of crops, with choice being influenced by local conditions.

―It is also possible that there was trade and exchange in staple crops between populations living in

different regions, though this is an idea that remains to be tested.‖

―Such a diverse system was probably well suited to mitigating risk from shifts in climate,‖ adds Cameron

Petrie. ―It may be that some of today‘s farming monocultures could learn from the local crop diversity of

the Indus people 4,000 years ago.‖

The findings are the latest from the Land, Water and Settlement Project, which has been conducting

research on the ancient Indus Civilisation in northwest India since 2008

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2016/11/rice-farming-in-india-much-older-than-thought-used-as-summer-

crop-by-indus-civilization/113307

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University of Cambridge

Credit: Cameron Petrie

Latest research on archaeological sites of the ancient Indus Civilisation, which stretched across what is now Pakistan and northwest India during the Bronze Age, has revealed that domesticated rice farming in South Asia began far earlier than previously believed, and may have developed in tandem with - rather than as a result of - rice domestication in China.

The research also confirms that Indus populations were the earliest people to use complex multi- cropping strategies across both seasons, growing foods during summer (rice, millets and beans) and winter (wheat, barley and pulses), which required different watering regimes. The findings suggest a network of regional farmers supplied assorted produce to the markets of the civilisation's ancient cities.

Evidence for very early rice use has been known from the site of Lahuradewa in the central Ganges basin, but it has long been thought that domesticated rice agriculture didn't reach South Asia until towards the end of the Indus era, when the wetland rice arrived from China around 2000 BC. Researchers found evidence of domesticated rice in South Asia as much as 430 years earlier.

The new research is published today in the journals Antiquity and Journal of Archaeological Science by researchers from the University of Cambridge's Division of Archaeology, in collaboration with colleagues at Banaras Hindu University and the University of Oxford.

"We found evidence for an entirely separate domestication process in ancient South Asia, likely based around the wild species Oryza nivara. This led to the local development of a mix of 'wetland' and 'dryland' agriculture of local Oryza sativa indica rice agriculture before the truly 'wetland' Chinese rice, Oryza sativa japonica, arrived around 2000 BC," says study co-author Dr Jennifer Bates

"While wetland rice is more productive, and took over to a large extent when introduced from China, our findings appear to show there was already a long-held and sustainable culture of rice production in India as a widespread summer addition to the winter cropping during the Indus civilisation."

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter Co-author Dr Cameron Petrie says

Co-author Dr Cameron Petrie says that the location of the Indus in a part of the world that received both summer and winter rains may have encouraged the development of seasonal crop rotation before other major civilisations of the time, such as Ancient Egypt and China's Shang Dynasty.

"Most contemporary civilisations initially utilised either winter crops, such as the Mesopotamian reliance on wheat and barley, or the summer crops of rice and millet in China - producing surplus with the aim of stockpiling," says Petrie.

"However, the area inhabited by the Indus is at a meteorological crossroads, and we found evidence of year-long farming that predates its appearance in the other ancient river valley civilisations."

The archaeologists sifted for traces of ancient grains in the remains of several Indus villages within a few kilometers of the site called Rakhigari: the most recently excavated of the Indus cities that may have maintained a population of some 40,000.

As well as the winter staples of wheat and barley and winter pulses like peas and vetches, they found evidence of summer crops: including domesticated rice, but also millet and the tropical beans urad and horsegram, and used radiocarbon dating to provide the first absolute dates for Indus multi-cropping: 2890-2630 BC for millets and winter pulses, 2580-2460 BC for horsegram, and 2430-2140 BC for rice.

Millets are a group of small grain, now most commonly used in birdseed, which Petrie describes as "often being used as something to eat when there isn't much else". Urad beans, however, are a relative of the mung bean, often used in popular types of Indian dhal today.

In contrast with evidence from elsewhere in the region, the village sites around Rakhigari reveal that summer crops appear to have been much more popular than the wheats of winter.

The researchers say this may have been down to the environmental variation in this part of the former civilisation: on the seasonally flooded Ghaggar-Hakra plains where different rainfall patterns and vegetation would have lent themselves to crop diversification - potentially creating local food cultures within individual areas.

This variety of crops may have been transported to the cities. Urban hubs may have served as melting pots for produce from regional growers, as well as meats and spices, and evidence for spices have been found elsewhere in the region.

While they don't yet know what crops were being consumed at Rakhigarhi, Jennifer Bates points out that: "It is certainly possible that a sustainable food economy across the Indus zone was

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achieved through growing a diverse range of crops, with choice being influenced by local conditions.

"It is also possible that there was trade and exchange in staple crops between populations living in different regions, though this is an idea that remains to be tested."

"Such a diverse system was probably well suited to mitigating risk from shifts in climate," adds Cameron Petrie. "It may be that some of today's farming monocultures could learn from the local crop diversity of the Indus people 4,000 years ago."

The findings are the latest from the Land, Water and Settlement Project, which has been conducting research on the ancient Indus Civilisation in northwest India since 2008

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Cameroon: government proposes cancelling VAT (19.25%) on rice from 2017

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(Business in Cameroon) - After reinstating in 2016 the customs duty of 5% on rice imports, which had been cancelled after the February 2008 hunger riots, the Cameroonian government is once again considering eliciting a drop in the prices of this mass consumption product, much sought after by local populations. Indeed, in the 2017 Finance bill, which will be reviewed by Parliament in the coming days, the government proposes that rice be exempted from the payment of added value tax (VAT). If this proposal is approved by parliamentarians, the price per kilogram of rice on the Cameroonian market (FCfa 300) could drop by 19.25%, which is the equivalent of the VAT rate applicable in the country.

A small rice producer with about 100,000 tons on average per year, Cameroon is a big consumer of imported rice. For example, for 2015 only, the statistics of the National Payment Balance Technical Committee reveal that 707,200 tons of rice were imported in Cameroon, for a financial value of FCfa 181 billion

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Cambodia expects to yield 5 million tons of paddy surplus

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RATTANAKIRI, Cambodia (Rasmei Kampuchea Daily/ANN) - Cambodia's premier has revealed that

the local farmers can produce more paddy this year as compared to 2015. This year, Cambodia will yield

more than 5 million tons of rice, according to the Cambodian prime minister‘s projection.Prime Minister

Hun Sen projected this morning that the rice yields this year may higher than the previous year.

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter ―After keeping some for local

―After keeping some for local consumption and seeds, there would be about 5 million tons of paddy rice

left for export this year‘s yield ‖ he underlined at the inauguration ceremony of a portion of the National

Road No. 76 held in Rattanakiri- a northeastern province.At the same time, Premier Hun Sen also shared

some suggestions to the farmers in order to prevent the rice price falling.

Premier Hun Sen encouraged the farmers to keep and dry up their rice yields well and said the rice price

falling is not only happening in Cambodia, but other countries in the region and the world.For the next

year‘s rice export target, the premier encouraged the rice millers to see the potential destination, including

EU, and China, and Vietnam.During Chinese President Xi Jinping ‘s visit, China pledged to buy the

Cambodian rice until

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PM Asks for Help for Rice Farmers

Cambodia has been frantically trying to grapple with falling rice prices. KT/Chor Sokunthea

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on financial institutions to consider setting up a mechanism to

delay loan repayments for farmers whose present harvest season comes during a low price for paddy

rice.The premier made the appeal yesterday during the inauguration of Chinese-funded National Road 76,

which connects Mondulkiri and Rattanakiri provinces.Mr. Hun Sen said that the recent decline in the

global price of rice is definitely affecting farmers who are growing the grain and it will be difficult for

those who took out loans to support their farming.

―I would like to call on the microfinance institutions [MFIs] that give loans to farmers, please understand about the farmers‘ difficulties who are facing a drop in rice prices,‖ he said.―The drop isn‘t just happening in Cambodia because now all other countries are facing the same – including rice and other agricultural products like rubber.‖ Recently, rice prices in the region, particularly in Thailand, dropped due to the slowdown in demand on the global market.Hun Lak, vice president of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), said he welcomed the prime minister‘s request, which would also help facilitate financial issues for rice millers as well.

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter ―It will help farmers whose

―It will help farmers whose rice crop has been damaged, hence affecting their quality,‖ he

said.―The price of rice in neighboring countries also decreased which brings less traders to buy from our farmers – so the price locally is not high.‖Related to rice millers, the CRF recently asked relevant government institutions, especially the Ministry of Commerce, to ease loan pay back for rice millers since the price of rice is down, Mr. Lak said.Meanwhile, the harvest season has started in many areas and the volume of paddy rice is growing, Mr. Hun Sen added, telling farmers to dry the paddy rice properly, store it well and not to rush to sell it at the low price offered by brokers.

―While the world and region face a price crisis in paddy rice – it is not only Cambodia but Thailand, Vietnam and other countries that are also facing a fall in price. I would like to suggest to our farmers to keep the paddy rice or dry the paddy, stock it for a while and once the price

goes up, start selling,‖ he said.―Please don‘t sell the wet rice that will be reduced in price by

brokers. The brokers are lowering the price because they see that your paddy rice has not been

properly dried,‖ warned Mr. Hun Sen.

―I have learned that if our farmers can be a bit patient [to sell], the paddy rice will not get a low price from brokers if you can manage to store it properly.‖Bun Mony, CEO of Sathapana Bank, said that the growth of both banks and MFIs depends on the prosperity of their clients.―We work

carefully and seek to understand our clients carefully. If the clients fail to pay back a loan, we

don‘t confiscate the clients‘ collateral on our own. It is a judicial matter,‖ he said. ―As banks and

MFIs, our growth depends on the growth of clients. Without it we cannot grow, so the two

parties are relatively connected.‖

Cambodia‘s rice exports rose slightly by 3.3 percent in the first 10 months of the year, up to 421,000 tons of milled rice from 408,000 tons in the same period last year, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture released last week

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Rice Company, Homestate, invests in Rice cultivation

21/11/2016 Bethanie Harriman

Today was a mini field day for a Thailand rice company, Homestate. The owner of the rice

company,Tony Wetwattana shared his sentiments about the country and the need for food items to be

cheap.The company is experimenting to grow rice in the country. Homestate has been an importer of rice

in its 10 years of operation in the country. It is based in Lae.

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Morobe Governor, Kelly Naru also attended along with representatives of the Provincial Executive

Council, including the Lae city Lord Mayor.The governor says the Morobeen Provincial Government is

willing to support the industry.
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The Homestate Rice Experiment comes after Trukai carried out its own experiments and is involving

local farmers throughout the country.Kumal Consolidated Holdings director, Moses Maladina was present

today, without giving too much, the director says KCH is looking to invest into the rice industry.An

estimated over K500 million is spent on rice imports every year. Now there is a general shift with rice

companies starting to grow their own crops. The effort involves small holder farmers across the

country.Last month saw Goodman-Fielder International launch a new brand of rice; Trukai has been

investing in rice farming and; now Homestate is stating it is in it for the long run.Kumul consolidated

Holdings is talking to Trukai, Homesate and Goodman-Fielder International for a possible partnership in

the near future.

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NEDA bats for competitive rice tariff after QR lifting

By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 22, 2016 - 12:00am

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In a recent interview, NEDA deputy director general Rosemarie Edillon said imposing a competitive tariff

on rice imports after the expiration of the quantitative restriction (QR) next year would significantly

reduce the cost of the staple that eats up 20 percent of the budget of the poor. File photo

D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter In a recent interview, NEDA

MANILA, Philippines - The removal of the special tax treatment on rice imports is a ―major strategy in

bringing down the country‘s poverty incidence to between 13 to 15 percent‖ by the end of the Duterte

administration in 2022, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said.In a recent

interview, NEDA deputy director general Rosemarie Edillon said imposing a competitive tariff on rice

imports after the expiration of the quantitative restriction (QR) next year would significantly reduce the

cost of the staple that eats up 20 percent of the budget of the poor. At the same time, it would enable the

agricultural sector to transition to the production of more high-value crops, she said.

―If we remove the QR, that would lead to lower prices of rice and many of the poor are net rice

consumers. On the part of the producers, that actually induces them to more efficiently allocate their

resources,‖ said Edillon. Many rice famers, she said, are attracted to plant rice even if their lands are not

suitable to the crop because of the high support price. ―If they can transition to high-value crops they

would earn more. So instead of imposing a QR, we will impose tariff so there would be revenues that may

be plowed back into the sector in the form of technical assistance for crop and income diversification,‖

she said.

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NEDA projects additional revenues of P15 billion annually from duties on rice imports assuming a tariff

rate of around 35 percent consistent with the tariff on rice imports within ASEAN is imposed.

Allowing free importation of rice would mean less domestic production because of competition but this

does not mean the government would abandon the provision of support to rice farmers entirely, said

Edillon. ―We are looking at provinces that can really compete under a new regime. What the government

will do is to implement productivity-enhancing strategies in these areas to increase production,‖ she said.

―We don‘t mind less production. What we are looking at more is the bottom line, that more farmers will

graduate from poverty. Right now, they can sell rice at a high price but the production cost is also very

high. That is the reason they can‘t compete,‖ she added. The extended QR, which would lapse in June

2017, is meant to protect the livelihood of Filipino rice farmers while they are strengthening their

production capability. This extension was borne out of two years of negotiations with the World Trade

Organization (WTO) and various member countries under the Aquino administration. Through the QR,

the Philippines imposes a high tariff of 35 percent on imported rice, the volume of which has been

restricted to 805, 200 metric tons (MT). Importing outside the QR is even more expensive as inbound

shipments would be levied a duty of 40 to 50 percent. To fill the supply gap, the National Food Authority

(NFA) imports rice through tenders and intervenes in the market by selling the staple at a cheaper price.

There is already consensus in the economic cluster of the Duterte Cabinet to remove the QR but the

Department of Agriculture is still firmly against it. ―It would be a high-level Cabinet discussion. We are

preparing the necessary technical data for that. It is now in the economic cluster but it has to be raised to

Cabinet level,‖ she said. The removal of the special tax treatment on rice is among NEDA‘s main

strategies for lowering the poverty incidence in the country by the end of Duterte‘s term. The government

is raising its target for the reduction of poverty incidence to between 13 to 15 percent by the end of

Duterte‘s term in 2022 from the previous target of 17 percent. This would be driven by rural and regional

development coupled with addressing the capacity constraints in other economic sectors.

International Rice Leadership Class - Lessons from Great Britain and Spain

By Chuck Wilson

GREAT BRITAIN & SPAIN -- Earlier this month, the 2016 International Rice Leadership Class traveled

to Europe to get an overview of the market for U.S. rice in the UK and to learn about the Spanish rice

market. The class met with a diverse group of industry representatives including importers, exporters,

and millers, and U.S. government officials working in London and Madrid.

Members of this year's International Rice Leadership Class are alumni from previous Rice Leadership

Development classes and include: Brandon Bauman, Stuttgart, AR; Wes Long, Benton, AR; Robert

Petter, DeValls Bluff, AR; A.J. Sabine, Baton Rouge, LA; and Eric Unkel, Kinder, LA.

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The group traveled to Cambridge, England, where Peter Walker, general sales manager with S & B Herba

Foods, Ltd., led a mill tour and talked about how they import and market U.S. rice. In London, the class

met with U.S. Agricultural Counselor Stan Phillips, Agricultural Specialist Steve Knight, and Agricultural

Marketing Specialist Julie Vasquez-Nicholson who gave an overview of the British rice

market.

D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter The group traveled to Cambridge,

Next was a session with Iain Forbes of The Garden Marketing and PR firm, USA Rice's promotion

coordinator in Great Britain, who talked in detail about marketing programs used to promote U.S.

rice. He led the group on a tour of various wholesale and retail stores to observe the different ways U.S.-

grown rice is packaged and marketed there.

"After the tours and talks in the UK, I believe the consumer market needs a variety of different

approaches including a more emotional and personal connection being made between the rice people are

eating and where it comes from, said Arkansas rice farmer Robert Petter.

In Madrid, Spain, the group met with U.S. Agricultural Attaché Rachel Bickford and Agricultural

Specialist Marta Guerrero where they learned that Spain produces both long grain and medium grain rice

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After one day in Madrid, the class boarded a bullet train to

Valencia, along the Mediterranean Sea in southern Spain,

where they met with Luis Marques Falco, director of

Copsemar, a cooperative of rice seed producers that produces

50 percent of the seed rice in Spain. "It was interesting to hear

how the industry in Spain is so label specific. For instance,

rice produced in Valencia not only has origin listed on the

label but also has to have a special seal designating it as a

product of Valencia," said rice producer Brandon Bauman.

Next on the schedule was a tour of Arroz Dacsa, the second

largest rice mill in Spain, and the final stop was at IVIA-Sueca,

the main public institution for rice research in Spain where the

group met with Dr. Concha Domingo to discuss their rice

research program.

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter Arkansas rice consultant Wes Long

Arkansas rice consultant Wes Long came away from the trip with a new outlook and some words of

advice for the U.S. industry. "The romance the Spanish articulated for their rice was powerful. Rice was

not just a crop but a centerpiece of pride. In the southern U.S. we seem to think of rice as just another

commodity, another revenue stream, and we have chosen to commoditize our harvest rather than celebrate

it," said Long. "In Spain rice is THE centerpiece of their social gatherings and a source of pride for their

countrymen. The Spanish take a great deal of pleasure in relaxing with friends and family to enjoy a

lunch of hearty paella made with locally sourced rice. It is a good model to learn from. I wish we in the

U.S. could slow down, take more time with friends to enjoy what life has to offer, and really celebrate the

fruits of our labor."

The Rice Leadership Development Program is sponsored by John Deere Company, American Commodity

Company, and RiceTec, Inc. through a grant to The Rice Foundation and is managed by the USA Rice

Federation.

At the U.S. Embassy in London, from left: Brandon Bauman, A.J. Sabine, Robert Petter, Wes Long, Eric Unkel, Chuck Wilson, Hartwig Schmidt, and Stan Phillips.

How Rice Forms Resistant Starch Good news for Asia’s rice-loving diabetics:

scientists may have found a way to increase rice‘s content of resistant-starch. Asian Scientist Newsroom | November 21, 2016 | In the Lab AsianScientist (Nov. 21, 2016) - Researchers in China have identified a genetic mutation that increases the production of resistant starch in rice. Their results have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Resistant starch refers to starch and starch degradation products that escape from digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals. Foods high in resistant starch could potentially protect against infection, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease and even diabetes, but the global average intake of resistant starch is dramatically lower than the levels recommended for beneficial health.

Hot cooked rice, for example, typically contains less than three percent resistant starch. Improving the amounts and properties of resistant starch is an important goal for rice breeding, but strategies to increase resistant starch production in rice are limited due to a lack of knowledge of its molecular basis. Now, groups led by Professor Li Jiayang at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor Wu

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Dianxing at Zhejiang University have used map-based cloning to identify a gene responsible for high resistant starch production. When the soluble starch synthase gene (SSIIIa) was mutated,

the resulting rice had a modified starch granule structure, high amylose, lipid and amylose-lipid

complexes. In-de
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pth studies showed that resistant starch production is dependent on the high-expression of the Waxya allele.

Based on these findings and previously published results, researchers proposed that the loss of function of SSIIIa disrupts the formation of a protein complex containing the enzymes PPDK and AGPase, thereby increasing the levels of lipids. At the same time, the lack of SSIIIa increases the level of non-resistant starch (amylose). The higher levels of lipids and amylose in turn give rise to an increased formation of amylose-lipid complexes characteristic of resistant starch. The discovery not only provides a promising approach to develop new rice lines rich in resistant starch but also sheds light on resistant starch biosynthesis in other major cereal crops, the authors said. The article can be found at: Zhou et al. (2016) Critical Roles of Soluble Starch Synthase SSIIIa and Granule-bound Starch Synthase Waxy in Synthesizing Resistant Starch in Rice. ——— Source: Chinese Academy of Sciences; Photo: Shutterstock. Disclaimer: This article does not necessarily reflect the views of AsianScientist or its staff. Tags: China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Food Science, Resistant Starch, Rice Read more from Asian Scientist

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter Develop rice varieties to cope

Develop rice varieties to cope with climate change: M S Swaminathan

He, however, cautioned scientists to develop such farm technologies which are economically sound

Press Trust of India | New Delhi November 21, 2016 Last Updated at 15:35 IST

D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter Develop rice varieties to cope

270 million ton foodgrain production expected this year:

ICARIndian, Australia scientists partner to develop salt-

tolerant riceParthasarathi Shome:Water wars: Yesterday, today

and tomorrowNitin Gadkari stresses on need for agricultural

revolutionAt Hiroshima, Obama calls for 'moral

revolution'Stating that rice is going to be the future crop and

the "food security saviour", renowned agriculture scientist M S

Swaminathan on Monday said there is no time for scientists to

relax but develop varieties that can better adapt to climate

change and boost rice yields.

No doubt introduction of the first "semi-dwarf rice variety IR8" by International Rice Research Institute

(IRRI) way back in 1967-68 and subsequent other varieties triggered Green Revolution in India, but much

more need to be done as the country's rice yields are very low at 3.5 tonnes/hectare despite being the

second biggest rice producer, he said.

"It is not wheat but rice is going to be the crop of future in terms of climate change. Wheat cannot, as

night temperatures are important. If a temperature goes up by two degrees, wheat production will fall by 6

million tonnes," Swaminathan said at an event organised by IRRI to commemorate 50 years of the

introduction of rice variety IR8.

Since rice is going to be the food security saviour, he urged IRRI and Indian scientists to develop new rice

varieties that can cope with challenges of climate change.

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Swaminathan, who is known as Father of India's Green Revolution, however, cautioned scientists to

develop such farm technologies which are economically sound."Indian farmers are ready to adopt

technologies provided they are economically sound," he said.Noting that many are doing good research in

rice and for example, hybrid rice is making an impact in China, Swaminathan said, "But still there is no

time to

relax.

...

The

only option is to raise yields to meet the future needs."

Emphasising the need to protect traditional rice varieties, Minister of State for Agriculture Sudarshan

Bhagat said Indian farmer prefer to grow traditional varieties and they need to be saved while promoting

new ones.

Since 50% of India's rice area is in the northeast which is prone to floods and drought, more research

needs to be done on rice varieties suitable for this region, he said.Bhagat also said that the Indian Council

of Agricultural Research (ICAR) should play a key role in achieving the government's target of doubling

farm income by 2022.

Stressing on the need to increase rice yields, ICAR Director General and Secretary Department of

Agricultural Research and Education Trilochan Mohapatra said, "We are still struggling to get 8 tonnes

per hectare mark.""I am told there are lines with the potential to cross 10 tonnes per hectare mark. Use the

experience of IRRI and take advantage of India's interest and come out with such varieties to boost yields

and achieve the Prime Minister's aim of doubling farm income," he said.This month marks the 50 years of

the world's first high- yielding rice variety 'IR8' that sparked the Green Revolution in Asia and saved the

region from famine in the 1960s and 70s.

India grows rice in 44 million hectare land and output is estimated at 104.32 million tonnes in 2015-16

crop year.On challenges of raising rice yields in India, IRRI Representative for South Asia Nafees Meah

said, "There is a huge difference between west and eastern region of India as far as yields are concerned.

Rice yields in Punjab average at 6 tonne per hectare. There is more scope to work in eastern parts."IRRI is

trying to address these challenges and working on climate resilient varieties, he said.

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Local scientists help area farmers learn best irrigation practices

Chris Henry

Monday

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter By Dawn Teer / Stuttgart

By Dawn Teer / Stuttgart Daily Leader

Editor's Note: This is the seventh article in a series of question and answer sessions with local

scientists at the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center (UARREC) in

Stuttgart.

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Name: Chris Henry

Education: Ph.D. in biological and agricultural engineering

Field of study or expertise: Irrigation and water management

When did you become interested in rice research?

When I interviewed for the job, I realized that rice irrigation is very unique and specialized. It is irrigated

differently than any other crop. I grew up on a diversified row crop farm in northeast Kansas, so farming

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is in my blood. Arkansas has been very rewarding and interesting, because I have had the opportunity to

learn more about rice, peanuts and cotton crops that are not produced where I grew up.

What courses did you take that steered you into the field that became your career?

I took an irrigation and drainage course in college, right before they stopped teaching the subject for

agricultural engineers. It was one of my favorite classes and I have used many of the concepts I learned in

that class throughout my career. Some of the other related courses I have taken in college include: Non-

point source pollution, air quality engineering, fluid dynamics, advanced hydrology, natural resources

engineering, soil chemistry and soil microbiology.

What do you do at UARREC?

I lead the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Water Management Program. Our mission is to

conduct innovative applied research and Extension programming for irrigation water management. We

integrate research results into educational materials for irrigators and conduct programming to

disseminate new knowledge. Basically we are here to help farmers improve irrigation practices so that

they can improve their profits and that can sustain our aquifers. My door is always open to anyone who

wants help to improve the irrigation on their farm.

What are you currently working on or developing? And why?

We work with farmers to demonstrate and improve irrigation water management (IWM) practices. These

include computerized hole selection, surge irrigation, soil moisture sensors and monitoring, irrigation

initiation and termination, evaporation and transpiration (ET) based scheduling and optimizing pumping

plants. We have demonstrated a 24 percent reduction in water use in soybeans while maintaining

equivalent yields using these tools. We also are working to develop and improve new tools and practices

for multiple inlet rice irrigation and furrow irrigated rice.

It is estimated by the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission that to become sustainable in groundwater

withdraws we would need to essentially shut down half of all irrigation wells in Arkansas. With no

changes in how we irrigate, eventually the aquifers will not be useable for agriculture. It is hard to

imagine the economic impact of this to Stuttgart and Arkansas. This is why we work so hard every day to

develop solutions for farmers so that they can maintain their profitability.

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What research that you have done has been able to help the average rice farmer?

Many of the practices that we help people learn to use can reduce their irrigation use and costs by 20-50

percent. We have also shown large cost savings by managing pumps or making them more efficient. We

have identified potential energy savings for Arkansas farmers of more than $112 million annually from

improving energy efficiency in irrigation pumping plants. We have demonstrated this on farms, typically

we have shown a savings of $511 per unit with our on-farm programs.

What are some of the collaborations with DBNRRC?

My team collaborates with Anna McClung, Jonathan Moser, Ji Rohila and LaDuska Sells on a study

looking at the ability of rice cultivars to manage water stress. This work may eventually help the breeders

develop or identify varieties or genetic markers that would be more adaptable to alternate wetting and

drying, furrow, border and sprinkler rice-irrigation systems.

Do you have a support staff that assist you in your research? Who are they and what do they do?

In Stuttgart Jason Gaspar, Phil Horton, Makala White and Hunter James are on the team. We have also

hosted two visiting scholars from Brazil. I have three graduate students Jay Vickram, Vaishalli Kandapal

and Prashant Borhade. Some in Stuttgart may know my past graduate student, Merritt McDougall, who is

now working for Valley Water Management. Jason is in charge of the on-station research projects. Phil

Horton manages the on-farm demonstrations and research projects. White and James are invaluable

student workers, helping with research projects, irrigation evaluations and helping Jason and Phil. My

graduate students are working on research projects with flowmeters and irrigation efficiency practices

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YULETIDE: PLASTIC, POISONOUS RICE FROM

CHINA FLOODS NIGERIAN MARKETS

November 21, 2016

Author: Sun Newsonline

On October 4, 2016, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), through its spokesman, Wale Adeniyi,

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warned the citizenry to be on red alert, as intelligence report indicated that some die-hard rice smugglers have begun shipment of plastic rice to Africa from China in what was clearly a selfish move aimed at swelling their profits, regardless of the consequences of their poisonous imports. He likened the food fraudsters to fake drug dealers who do not mind poisoning an entire community as long as they make huge profits from their unwholesome trade.

Though the warning about the food crime sounded like a wild joke, it was important because Nigeria remains the highest consumer of parboiled rice in the West African sub-region. This means there was a possibility that the bulk of the cancerous shipment would be emptied in the country through scores of unmanned borders from where smugglers invade the markets with their man-made rice.

The NCS warning, however, confirms a recent report by Natural News and Korean Times that alerted that China was mass producing plastic rice for huge profit, pretending it was not aware of the grave health challenges.

According to the publications, the plastic rice is made using a mixture of sweet potatoes and

synthetic resin (plastic). These ingredients are mixed together and formed into ―grains‖ which

very closely resemble natural grains of rice.

The rice substitute is then sprayed with a fragrance to mimic the smell of Wuchang rice (a more expensive brand in high demand), making it difficult to decipher between the two brands. The man-made rice looks just the same as the real deal in terms of shape and size; however, the plastic remains hard after cooking, a development nutritionists say is dangerous to the human body. The wuchang rice also looks like some basmati brands from the Indian sub-continent.

It is a well-known fact that some companies use chemicals in their foods, but China‘s synthetic rice, according to reports, is fraudulently taking the danger to a whole new level, according to a concerned Nigeria, who prefers to be anonymous.

―It is thought that China has been producing this fake ―Wuchang rice‖ for at least four years. One

Chinese official warned that eating three bowls of this man-made rice would be equivalent to

ingesting one plastic bag‖, the report stated.

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Findings show that China, having enjoyed patronage in Asia, have shipped the inorganic rice into various African nations, especially Nigeria, where consumers rarely query products without verifiable nutritional data.

More so, as the yuletide season peaks, with millions of Nigerians warming up for various celebrations, foreign rice consumption triples and the Customs says smugglers would latch on that window to flood rice hubs in Daleko, Lagos, Onitsha in Anambra, Aba in Abia, Abuja and other major markets with contaminated rice which they had stored poorly for ages awaiting sales opportunities presented by the Christmas and New Year festivities.

While many Nigerians underrate the audacity of smugglers who could stop at nothing to eke out a livelihood, findings show the Customs intelligence has began to crystallise as some people are beginning to see tiny pieces of rice-shaped plastics delicately mixed with the real white basmati or Wuchang rice consumed mainly by the higher income earners in the country.

A 50kg parboiled rice sells for N22,000 on the average but for the adulterated wuchang rice, it is more than double of the stated amount.

The price disparity made the staple food an attractive commodity to the smugglers such that they could adulterate the basmati brand and make huge profit from its sales. Though no seizures on plastic rice have been recorded by either Customs or NAFDAC, Nigerians have been told to be

cautious when buying the staple food, especially those on packaged as ‗basmati‘.Daily Sun‘s

investigations reveal that lately, some rice dealers in Lagos have started receiving queries from worried customers on their shocking discovery of floating pieces of plastics whenever they wash

their lovely ‗basmati‘ rice prior to cooking.

A housewife in Ajao Estate in Lagos, Toyin Oseni, in a telephone interview with Daily Sun lamented: ―I bought basmati rice from the market. But when I opened it and took some to wash

before cooking, a good portion of it floated, while some sank. I thought some portion of the rice was bad as in, perhaps, attacked by weevils, so I emptied the entire pillow pack of rice into a big tray, but there were no weevils. I looked closely and discovered the floating grains were mere

plastics. They wouldn‘t soak in water or soften. I was scared and I told my neighbours my awful

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experience and warned them to be careful. I went to my rice dealer and she feigned ignorance; insisting she got the supplies from her usual supplier‖, Oseni stated.

Her account was similar to that of Ruth Martins, living in Egbeda, a suburb of Lagos, who insisted she was going to the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to lodge an official complaint on what she experienced with plastic rice mixed with the basmati brand.

How to defeat plastic rice

So, how do Nigerians detect the plastic and poisonous rice to avoid ignorant consumption? The Acting Director General of NAFDAC, Mrs Yetunde Oni, told Daily Sun, on the sidelines of a recent stakeholders meeting that good quality rice will be crispy not slippery and not have foul smell.

―However, rice becomes regulated by NAFDAG when it is processed and packaged but the good

thing about rice is that from the appearance you can tell whether this is of the right quality or not.

Feel the texture. Rice should be dry and not dampened. It shouldn‘t have pungent or foul smell‖,

she said.

―We have also ensured that right from the onset, NAFDAG is a part of the farming. When you‘re part of the farming, you teach the farmers how to apply the pesticides; you teach them what to do at every particular point in time such that at the end of the day, you end up with the right product not that we are waiting at the end to look at the quality of the products‖, she said.

But according to the Korean Times, there are several ways to differentiate the plastic rice from the real one.

―Stir a tablespoon or two of the rice into a glass of water and observe. Authentic rice is more dense, and will sink to the bottom of the glass. Rice formulated with plastic will float. Number two, cook a small portion of the rice and place it into a container; leave it to rest on the counter. If after a few days, mold has not begun to form (as it should on actual rice) you know you have a plastic imposter.

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―Thirdly, be observant while boiling your rice. If a thick layer of residue is formed at the top of the water during this process you may have reason for concern. Number four, strike a match. When a flame is put to fake rice, the ―rice‖ will emit a plastic or even sweet potato smell. Yes, it will burn as you would imagine plastic would. So, for peace of mind light it up. In reality, the

container of rice in your pantry is most likely safe but stories such as this are in fact real, eye- opening, and good reminders of why it‘s so very important to inform consumers‖, the report

added.

Aside the plastic rice debacle, the Rice Processor Association of Nigeria (RIPAN) in a recent

petition to President Buhari signed by its Chairman Abubakar Mohammed, raised the alarm that smugglers plan to ship in over one million tons of foreign rice within the yuletide in what could be described as their last push to make huge gains because they fear the Federal Government may heed the advice of the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali, who is strongly pushing for the total ban on foreign rice importation by 2017. His calculation is that the country may likely bridge the rice sufficiency gap next year judging by the aggressive and audacious rice

farming in various states under the Central Bank‘s Anchor Borrowers‘ Scheme. About 13 states

have come onboard and already cultivated thousands of hectares of rice; while N23 billion has so

far been disbursed to them.

The Customs chief, at a recent stakeholders‘ meeting in Abuja revealed that 99 per cent of the imported rice was poisonous and gave of plethora of reasons to support his claim.―First, the smugglers go for expired rice overseas, especially from China. The Chinese won‘t eat that in their country so our people go and get them re-bagged and ferry them here.

Secondly, the bags of rice are preserved with dangerous chemicals and reagents and when the goods arrive in neighbouring ports of Cotonou and Lome, they warehouse them poorly in dirty, dilapidated and disused facilities with leaking roofs and poor ventilation as they await the best time to move into Nigeria with their illegal consignment. On the sea, rickety boats are used for transporting the rice and sea splashes on the consignment.

The land borders have many routes to enter various states. At this point, they smuggle the engine in vehicle trunks, ambulances, tyres, door levers, bumpers. Our men can‘t be everywhere. But, we impound thousands of bags of rice but they won‘t stop smuggling. We also know some bad

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eggs within us connive with them and give them the green light on when to come in. They can wait for months because they know the staple food will always be sold because Nigeria has a huge population and local farmers cannot buoy the rice demand yet.

―So, as the rice stays in such poor condition, humidity and dust will force it to grow moulds and

yet when the smugglers know the coast is clear, they still flood the markets with this unwholesome rice. Today, you‘ll notice even young Nigerians developing cancer and other terminal ailments. It could be from consuming these contaminated rice, frozen poultry and all that. Rice smugglers know importing via the seaports is commercially unattractive, so they

smuggle them through land borders. But we‘re pushing for total ban of imported rice. Our brand

is even healthier. We can grow our rice and meet our demands; rather than allowing the

commodity come in by sea. Total ban is it‖, he stated.

At a recent stakeholders‘ meeting in Abuja, the Presidential Committee on Trade Malpractices, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kebbi State government and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in unison vowed to check the massive smuggling of expired and poisonous rice into Nigeria via various land borders.

The Chairman, Presidential Committee on Trade Malpractices, Dahiru Ado Kurawa, said at the

forum that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was determined to end the importation of rice as the country has the capacity to cultivate rice to meet local demand.He lamented that Nigeria remains the highest importer of rice in the world, stressing that the continuous importation of the staple food via seaports not only puts heavy pressure on the

nation‘s foreign exchange but retards the momentum of Nigerians farmers who are working hard

to meet local production.

―600 million metric tons of rice is cultivated worldwide. Nigeria imports 3 million metric tons and of the 600m metric tons, only 40 million metric tons is traded internationally across borders.

Meaning most countries cultivate and consume. We can also work hard and meet local demand‖,

he said.

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Companies like Doguets Rice, Randallorganic, Sanjeevani Organics, Kahang Organic Rice, RiceSelect, Texas Best Organics, CAPITAL RICE, YINCHUAN, URMATT, Vien Phu , SUNRISE foodstuff JSC, KHAOKHO TALAYPU, BEIDAHUANG, Yanbiangaoli and more are profiled in this research.

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Figure Organic Rice Capacity (MT), Production (MT) and Growth Rate of Doguet‘s Rice 2011-

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Figure Organic Rice Production (MT) and Global Market Share of Doguet‘s Rice 2011-2016 65

Figure Organic Rice Picture and Specifications of Randallorganic 67 Table Organic Rice Capacity (MT), Production (MT), Price(USD/Kg), Cost(USD/Kg), Gross(USD/Kg), Revenue(Million USD) and Gross Margin of Randallorganic 2011-2016 67

Figure Organic Rice Capacity (MT), Production (MT) and Growth Rate of Randallorganic 2011-

  • 2016 68

Figure Organic Rice Production (MT) and Global Market Share of Randallorganic 2011-2016 68

Figure Organic Rice Picture and Specifications of Sanjeevani Organics 70 Table Organic Rice Capacity (MT), Production (MT), Price(USD/Kg), Cost(USD/Kg),

Gross(USD/Kg), Revenue(Million USD) and Gross Margin of Sanjeevani Organics 2011-2016

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Figure Organic Rice Capacity (MT), Production (MT) and Growth Rate of Sanjeevani Organics 2011-2016 71 Figure Organic Rice Production (MT) and Global Market Share of Sanjeevani Organics 2011-

  • 2016 71

Figure Organic Rice Picture and Specifications of Kahang Organic Rice 73

Table Organic Rice Capacity (MT), Production (MT), Price(USD/Kg), Cost(USD/Kg),

Gross(USD/Kg), Revenue(Million USD) and Gross Margin of Kahang Organic Rice 2011-2016

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Figure Organic Rice Capacity (MT), Production (MT) and Growth Rate of Kahang Organic Rice 2011-2016 74

Figure Organic Rice Production (MT) and Global Market Share of Kahang Organic Rice 2011-

  • 2016 74

Figure Organic Rice Picture and Specifications of RiceSelect 76 Table Organic Rice Capacity (MT), Production (MT), Price(USD/Kg), Cost(USD/Kg), Gross(USD/Kg), Revenue(Million USD) and Gross Margin of RiceSelect 2011-2016 76

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Indonesia sees rice stocks soar, no imports planned until end of the year

18-Nov-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

After struggling to survive the impact of the El Nino weather phenomenon last year, Indonesia has finally seen domestic supply of the country‘s most important staple food return to adequate

levels, putting aside the need to import by end of the year.President Joko ―Jokowi‖ Widodo said Wednesday that the country‘s national rice stock stood at 1.98 million tonnes in October, soaring

from 1.03 million tonnes in the same month last year, an achievement he attributed to friendly weather throughout this year.

―I can assure you that there will be no [rice] imports until the end of the year,‖ he said on the

sidelines of his visit to the Army Strategic Reserves Command (Kostrad) headquarters in Cilodong, on the outskirts of Jakarta. The El Nino weather pattern, known to trigger a prolonged dry season, impacted rice production in the country in the final months of last year.Soon after his inauguration in late 2014, Jokowi announced that he was targeting achieving rice self-sufficiency by 2017 and his government would give more incentives to farmers to meet this objective.In 2014, the government, through the State Logistics Agency (Bulog), imported at least 425,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand and Vietnam.

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More than 62.45 lakh (MT) of paddy arrives in mandis

| Sunday, Nov 20 2016 IST Chandigarh | Sunday, Nov 20 2016 IST

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter More than 62.45 lakh metric

More than 62.45 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of paddy have so far arrived in the period last year, about

56.15 lakh MT paddy had arrived in the mandis. Stating this here today, a spokesman for the Food and

Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department said out of total arrived paddy, 53.50 lakh MT is

leviable. The government procurement agencies have procured about 53.18 lakh MT and over 9.26 lakh

MT was procured by millers and dealers.

He said more than 12.30 lakh MT has arrived in mandis of Karnal, more than 11.24 lakh MT paddy in

Kurukshetra, more than 7.27 lakh MT in Ambala, more than 7.23 lakh MT in Kaithal, more than 6.91 lakh

MT in Fatehabad, more than 5.28 lakh MT in Yamunanagar, more than 2.96 lakh MT in Jind, more than

1.86 lakh MT in Sirsa, over 1.40 lakh MT in Palwal, more than 1.66 lakh MT in Sonipat, more than 1.21

lakh MT in Panchkula, 78,284 MT in Hisar, 26,720 MT in Faridabad, 4,877 MT in Mewat, 2,085 MT in

Rohtak, 2,730 MT in Jhajjar and 993 MT in Gurugram.

The spokesman said that more than 22.57 lakh MT of paddy have been purchased by the Food, Civil

Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, more than 18.33 lakh MT have been purchased by Hafed,

more than 6.30 lakh MT have been purchased by the Haryana Agro-industries Corporation, more than

5.67 lakh MT have been purchased by the Haryana Warehousing Corporation and 31,389 MT have been

purchased by the Food Corporation of India.

He said that 27,304 MT of bajra has arrived in the mandis, as compared to 20,527 MT during the

corresponding period last year, he added. While traders have purchased 20,963 MT of bajra,

government agencies have so far procured 6,341 MT.UNI JS AE 1918

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Demonetization: 40% rice yield has no takers

Sharmila Bhowmick | TNN | Nov 20, 2016, 08.43 PM IST

NOIDA: Over 40% of rice crop from

kharib season is harvested and piled

up in the villages of Gautam Budh

Nagar, waiting to be sold. The whole

sellers of the region, largely located

in the wholesale crop market of

Dankaur, have refused to pick up the

crop as they do not have enough

cash available in new banknotes,

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post the demonetization of Rs500 and Rs1000 banknotes. "The farmers have been going to the market. A

large number of farmers had sold their crop before the announcement, so they are not affected, but about

40% farmers, harvested their crops later and by the time their rice was ready for the market, the

announcement came. The government has announced the wholesale buyers who procure crops from

farmers to withdraw Rs50, 000 per week from the bank. That amount is not enough to procure the huge

supplies that is yet to be picked up from the fields," Dushyant Nagar, convenor, Kisan Sangharsh Samiti

(KSS) told TOI.

The members of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti on Sunday went from village to village to check out the status of

unsold crop. According to KSS members, the farmers expressed fear that if the crop yield is not collected

now, the farmers may be pushed to a distress situation which compels them to sell at cheap rates.

"Finally, the crops would either perish or have to be sold in distress at cheap rates. If the farmers are

forced to sell their crops at cheap rates, the financial situation in the villages would go down severely.

Already many farmers have been affected by the demonetization of Rs500 and Rs1000 notes," Kapil

Nagar, a farmer from Greater Noida's Patwari village, said.

"First rice is not getting sold at most villages, second wheat is not getting sown properly. So this will

ultimately impact the supply chain. We are presently taking stock of how each village has been affected

by the demonetization and trying to see how the farmers can be helped," Nagar added.

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Nigeria: Anchor Borrowers Programme Crashes Price of Local Rice - CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says the agricultural initiative, 'Anchor Borrowers Programme' launched by the Federal Government has led to significant reduction in the price of local rice.Mrs Nkechi Osuji, the Head, Development Financing Department, CBN, Owerri Branch made the disclosure on Saturday in Owerri.

She spoke at a sensitisation workshop organised by the office of Executive Assistant to Gov. Rochas Okorocha on Human Capacity Development and Poverty Alleviation.The one-day event was attended by local government representatives of small holder farmers, cooperative societies, youths and women groups drawn from the 27 local government areas of Imo.

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Osuji said as a result of the new agricultural initiative, a 50kg bag of local rice now sells for N13,000 in some states that have embraced the Anchor Borrowers Programme.

She said that if more states join the programme, rice production would be greatly boosted.Osuji told the participants that the CBN, Bank of Agriculture, Bank of Industry, commercial and micro-finance banks have provisions to finance agricultural activities.She advised participants to embrace the programme as it was capable of creating thousands of jobs as well as boost the overall development of the nation.

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Bangladesh exploring markets for rice export: Quamrul

Food Minister Quamrul Islam said on Sunday Bangladesh is now exploring markets abroad to export its

rice since the country has already achieved food autarky, reports UNB. We've already achieved

sufficiency in food grains production. Bangladesh exports rice to Sri Lanka. And now it is looking for

more markets abroad," he told the 2nd World Grain Forum-2016 on Saturday, according to a message

received here on Sunday. The two-day World Grain Forum began in Sochi, a Russian city on the Black

Sea, on Friday.

Addressing the meeting, Quamrul said Bangladesh has achieved a marked progress in fighting poverty

and hunger, and it continues a steady growth of GDP (gross domestic product) with more than 7 percent

in recent years.He said the country's food production increased by three times in the last three decades

and now it has been able to ensure its food security. "In case of any emergency, we have the capacity to

ensure food to our all people without any support from abroad," the Food Minister said.

The forum was attended by about 2,500 delegates, including representatives of Russian and foreign

agribusiness companies, industrial unions and associations, official foreign delegations from more than 50

countries, heads of international organisations and financial institutions, and foreign scientists and

analysts.

http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2016/11/20/53727/Bangladesh-exploring-markets-for-rice-

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GCAP: Making farming a wealth-creating business

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter Climate change, slow adoption rate

Climate change, slow adoption rate of improved

technologies, lack of access to credit, and

inappropriate policies among other factors, are

affecting subsistence farming in ways that create

food supply deficits in many developing countries.

Governments spend huge sums of hard-earned

revenue importing food, especially rice and meat

products as a measure to prevent possible

famine.Last year for instance, the country imported

620,000 tonnes of rice at US$282m to supplement

what it produced to meet the demand of its growing

population, according to the Ministry of Food and

Agriculture. Successive governments have, since the early 1960‘s, made efforts at commercial farming,

especially in the north of the country which boasts of large tracks of arable land, but has a difficult

climate typical of the guinea savanna, with one rainy season. Rice was identified as the commodity that

suits large areas of the place, and for which there was a growing demand in the south as urban populations

and incomes rose.

Under the Convention People‘s Party government, rice was produced on state-managed, mechanised co-

operative farms organised by the United Ghana Farmers‘ Co-operative Council (UGFCC). When the

regime was overthrown in 1966, the scheme had had only two years of operation in the north. Rice

growers had a guaranteed market, but it did not change the peasant farmers‘ lives for the better. Andrew

Shepherd, a British sociologist in a 1988 paper, stated there was little reason to believe that the UGFCC‘s

―prospects of success were great.‖ In the late 1960‘s a substantial investment programme was drawn up to

open up the shallow river valleys of the Northern Region for commercial, mechanised farming with the

belief that it held the promise of meeting targets set for self-sufficiency in rice production. Initially, rice

farmers had been mainly residents of larger towns in the region. Then in the early 1970‘s outsiders,

mainly civil servants and army officers, joined the system.

In time, rice production in the region increased in acreage from 36,000 in 1970-71 to 140,000 in 1975-76.

This was considered as highly commendable. According to Shepherd, a state of national self-sufficiency

in rice production was declared, albeit prematurely, after a bumper harvest in 1974-75.The Agricultural

Development Bank led the investment in rice production from 1968 onwards, lending to farmers. It was

followed later by the National Investment Bank and such foreign banks as Barclays and Standard.

Commercial farming in the north continued through the late 1980‘s when it started declining. Peasant

farmers remained where they were, unable most of the time to access credit from the banks.

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The GCAP initiative

But the potential to produce rice for domestic consumption and even for export was never lost on

anybody in spite of the huge rice imports. The government has the responsibility to ensure food security

in the country by promoting large-scale or commercial agricultural enterprises, providing bulk-storage

facilities, and ensuring efficient food distribution.

So in 2012, it initiated the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP) under the auspices of the

Ministry of Food and Agriculture with a total investment support of US$145m. The project is to improve

commercial agriculture in the Accra Plains and the Northern Savanna Ecological Zone, also referred to as

the SADA Zone. Of that amount, US$100m is a credit facility from the World Bank‘s International

Development Association, and the remaining US$45m a USAID grant.

Commercial farming is expected to be upgraded to a level that creates wealth and food security in the

country. The objective then is to boost the productivity of both smallholder and nucleus farms in selected

areas by providing increased access to reliable water, land, funding, and markets for both agricultural

machinery and produce.

GCAP has thus set up a mechanism for matching interested landowning communities with equally

interested investors, in a bid to achieve responsible agricultural investments. It has done a study and come

out with a land lease concept that is to be fed into a database for land banks in the country. Subsequently,

it has published three reports on the concept to ensure easy and secure access to land for commercial

farming. GCAP works with the Lands Commission to prepare land titles for lands acquired by investors

under the project

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Vietnam targets increased rice exportation to Nigeria

November 21, 2016

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter The Deputy Director-General at the

The Deputy Director-General at the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade, Mr. Ngo Hoan, on Monday

announced the Vietnamese government‘s plan to facilitate rice exportation to Nigeria.Ngo, who spoke on

the sidelines of a Vietnam/Nigeria Business Forum in Lagos, said that his government and the Nigerian

authorities were already discussing the proposal.Ngo, a deputy director-general of South West Asia and

Africa Market Department, said that more Vietnamese companies were becoming interested in Nigeria‘s

big market for their products.

He said, ―The Vietnamese government is currently working on improving the legal framework for

strengthening business cooperation between Nigeria and Vietnam.―More importantly, we are currently

working on the possibility of signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Nigeria on rice trade into the

Nigerian markets.―If this MoU is signed, Vietnam hopes to become the stable supplier of rice at

reasonable prices to Nigerians.‖Ngo said that the Vietnamese government had already signed such rice

supply MoUs with the Philippines and many African countries.

The Vietnamese government official said that he led a delegation of 18 Vietnamese companies to Lagos

for the companies to study the Nigerian market and interact with the Nigerian business community.―This

delegation of 18 Vietnamese companies to Lagos is meant to facilitate trade transactions between Nigeria

and Vietnam in the years ahead.―We need to organise more frequently, many more of such different trade

delegations between our two countries in the future

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Indian rice farming older than China's: Study

Prasun Sonwalkar, Hindustan Times, London

| Updated: Nov 21, 2016 22:36 IST

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A farmer sprinkles fertilisers on a rice crop on the outskirts of Amritsar. (AP File)

Rice farming is supposed to have arrived from China in 2000 BC, but new research by British and Indian experts shows it existed in India centuries earlier, and suggests systems of seasonal crop variation that would have provided a rich and diverse diet for the Bronze Age residents of the Indus valley.The research on archaeological sites of the ancient Indus Civilisation, which stretched across what is now Pakistan and northwest India during the Bronze Age, has revealed that domesticated rice farming in South Asia began far earlier than previously believed, and may have developed in tandem with - rather than as a result of - rice domestication in China.The research also confirms that Indus populations were the earliest people to use complex multi-cropping strategies across both seasons, growing foods during summer (rice, millets and beans) and winter (wheat, barley and pulses), which required different watering regimes.

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The findings suggest a network of regional farmers supplied assorted produce to the markets of the civilisation's ancient cities, a release from the University of Cambridge said on Monday.Researchers at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Benares Hindu University found evidence of domesticated rice in South Asia as much as 430 years earlier. It has been published in the journals ‗Antiquity‘ and ‗Journal of Archaeological Science‘.Evidence for very early rice use has been known from the site of Lahuradewa in the central Ganges basin, but it has long been thought that domesticated rice agriculture did not reach South Asia until towards the end of the Indus era, when the wetland rice arrived from China around 2000 BC.

―We found evidence for an entirely separate domestication process in ancient South Asia, likely

based around the wild species Oryza nivara. This led to the local development of a mix of 'wetland'

and 'dryland' agriculture of local Oryza sativa indica rice agriculture before the truly 'wetland' Chinese rice, Oryza sativa japonica, arrived around 2000 BC,‖ says study co-author Jennifer Bates.―While wetland rice is more productive, and took over to a large extent when introduced from China, our findings appear to show there was already a long-held and sustainable culture of rice production in India as a widespread summer addition to the winter cropping during the Indus civilisation.‖The archaeologists sifted for traces of ancient grains in the remains of several Indus villages within a few kilometres of the site called Rakhigari: the most recently excavated of the Indus cities that may have maintained a population of some 40,000.

As well as the winter staples of wheat and barley and winter pulses like peas and vetches, they found evidence of summer crops including domesticated rice, but also millet and the tropical beans urad and horsegram.They used radiocarbon dating to provide the first absolute dates for Indus multi- cropping: 2890-2630 BC for millets and winter pulses, 2580-2460 BC for horsegram, and 2430-2140 BC for rice.

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Rice Prices

as on : 21-11-2016 08:10:19 PM

Arrivals in tonnes;prices in Rs/quintal in domestic market.

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter Arrivals Price % Season Prev.
 

Arrivals

Price

%

Season

Prev.

Prev.Yr

Current

Modal

 

change cumulative

 

Modal %change

Rice

Akbarpur(UP)

210.00

-

420.00

2170

-

7.43

Cachar(ASM)

100.00

66.67

4670.00

2200

2200

-18.52

Lanka(ASM)

50.00

11.11

4000.00

2000

2000

15.94

Pandua(WB)

48.00

-7.69

3412.00

2900

2900

26.09

Kasimbazar(WB)

42.00

-2.33

3169.00

2480

2480

10.22

Beldanga(WB)

38.00

-15.56

4426.00

2500

2525

16.28

Tanakpur(Utr)

12.60

-0.79

206.90

1950

2150

-2.99

Dibrugarh(ASM)

8.00

-31.03

231.60

2250

2250

-

North Lakhimpur(ASM)

7.80

-20.41

2275.50

1900

1900

NC

Cherthalai(Ker)

6.00

-25

480.00

2200

2200

-4.35

Chandoli(UP)

6.00

71.43

290.50

2130

2140

13.30

Mirzapur(UP)

5.00

11.11

1859.10

2165

2180

8.52

Pakur(Jha)

3.67

-10.92

54.29

3500

3300

10.20

Kalimpong(WB)

1.00

-33.33

61.00

2650

2650

15.22

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Iloilo farmers expand rice output via SL Agritech Corp.’s hybrid seeds

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By BusinessMirror

NOVEMBER 21, 2016

Rice farmers in Iloilothe rice granary of the Visayasexpanded their average output to 10.71 metric tons (MT) per hectare using the the SL-8H seeds from SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC).Some 10,000 hectares in Iloilo are planted with hybrid-rice seeds, according to SL Agritech.Despite the severe El Niño, Iloilo remains to be a rice surplus province, especially as farmers ventured into SL-8H hybrid rice that sent yield average to 4.09 MT per hectare.

This is an overall increase of nearly 1 MT (0.86) per hectare compared to the 2015 average of 3.23 per hectare (based on the Philippine Statistics Authority) for the entire Iloilo, according to Asst. Provincial Agriculturist Elias V. Sandig Jr.The trend to plant hybrid rice in Iloilo intensified as a farmer registered a high yield last year. ―In 2015 Marilyn Duco of Patlad, Dumangas, obtained an average yield equivalent to 14.51 MT per hectare [from SL-8H hybrid seeds] at 14-percent moisture content,‖ Sandig said.Along with the use of good hybrid seeds, Iloilo farmers adopted what is realized now as a superior fertilization techniqueCrop Stand Fertilizer Management.―An honest to goodness campaign was made to accept SL-8H with instruction to adopt Crop Stand Fertilizer Management. A total of 10,000 hectares [of hybrid area] was realized,‖ Sandig added.

Applying fertilizer based on crop stand means that fertilizer is applied in reduced amounts. It is applied only when the color of rice plant is light yellow, signifying a need for fertilizer.―To date, the 12 top SL-8H farmers had an average production of 10.71 MT per hectare, equivalent to 9.713 MT per hectare at 14-percent moisture content,― Sandig said.―Iloilo farmer Teresita S. Setiar of Leganes reaped the highest yield equivalent of 17.921 MT per hectare at 14-percent moisture content. She used organic fertilizers with reduced artificial fertilizer,‖ he added.

Sandig noted that Iloilo has pioneered on a provincial level the cultivation of hybrid rice using organic fertilizer. ―Suffice to say that it is only in Iloilo where hybrid rice is grown organically,‖ he said.What is auspicious for some Iloilo farmers with the favorable development on the use of hybrid rice is those that plant only once a year are now able to harvest as if they‘re planting two seasons a year.―Some areas are just rainfed, so farmers don‘t plant during the dry season. But with their high yielddouble from hybrid rice—it‘s as good as they would have planted two times a year,‖ said Rich Recoter, SLAC hybrid-rice specialist.From his rainfed 6,000-square-meter farm, Andres Corras Jr. got this last wet season an equivalent of an average of 9.68 MT per hectare.

Allan Tabefranca got a yield of 8.5 MT per hectare from 8,000 square meters. He is in an irrigated area and even used direct seeding, which means he had lesser cost compared to if he transplanted seeds.―Our campaign is that using the same technology of rice planting, you just change the seed, but your expense is the same. The seed is for free, so they get a higher

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income. Because of this, they have been convinced to go into hybrid,‖ Iloilo Provincial Agriculturist Ildefonso T. Toledo said.With the proper fertilization management, hybrid rice in irrigated areas in Iloilo as of October produced 4.77 MT per hectare. This average is higher by

  • 1.28 MT compared to the July-to-September 2016 inbred average yield of 3.491 MT per hectare.

The use of hybrid rice has been traditionally avoided by farmers in the wet season due to the prevalence of infestation by bacterial leaf blight (BLB). But fertilization based on crop stand has apparently eliminated severe BLB infestation problem.―It‘s the first time for many farmers to plant hybrid in the wet season,‖ said Geron E. Magbanua, also of the Iloilo provincial agriculture office. ―And [impressively] there are farmers who harvested 10 tons [per hectare] as shown by the contest [Palayabangan introduced by the Philippine Rice Research Institute].‖

Iloilo is 141-percent sufficient in rice. This is computed as follows: At 60-percent milling recovery, a total of 526,845,600 kilos of milled rice will be processed. With a population of 1,805,576 and per-capita consumption of119 kilos per person, there will be a total milled-rice requirement of 214,863,544. The milled-rice production is 141 percent of the milled-rice requirement.The province has a total of 135,964 hectares of rice lands consisting of 48,860 hectares of irrigated ricelands, 85,779 hectares of rainfed rice lands and 1,325 uplands devoted to rice. There are 110,000 rice farmers.

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Royal rice research

22 Nov 2016

WRITER: ITSARIN TISANTIA

Thailand is honouring His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej as the father of Thai rice research and development.Read the following story from the Bangkok Post to learn more about the issue.The Thai government said it is honouring His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej as the father of Thai rice research and development for his decades-long dedication to improving

farming techniques and boosting farmers‘ morale and their lives.

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Already perceived by Thais as their

revered ―father,‖ the late King is now

being accorded a new honorary title by the cabinet in the field of rice, along with his late grandfather King Rama V, who is also honoured as the father of Thai rice reform, Prime Minister

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter Prayut Chan-o-cha announced on the

Prayut Chan-o-cha announced on the Royal Gazette website.

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D aily G lobal, Regional and L ocal Rice E -Newsletter Prayut Chan-o-cha announced on the

King Rama V brought major changes to rice farming as well as an improvements to the state's management of the rice trade and transportation.His work included the selection of better rice strains, including those from foreign countries, for field testing. He also encouraged farmers to participate in competitions for the best rice strains, which helped select those most suitable for the country.

The King also supported the expansion of paddy fields and introduced an irrigation system to farmers so they would not need to depend only on rainfall. Ploughing machines were also first tested to help farmers deal with their tough cultivation.

PROBLEM SOLVER

His Majesty also contributed in his efforts to helping Thai farmers both mentally and physically, Prayut said.

He advised on ways to solve acid soil for better farming and suggested that farmers adopt what

he called his ―New Theory‖ or integrated farming model.

Under the King‘s method, farmers were encouraged to avoid mono-cropping and instead turn to growing rice, vegetables, fruits and herbs as well as setting aside part of their land as a pond to supply water to their farms during the dry season.

GREAT CONTRIBUTORS

The two kings made strong contributions to rice farming and selling in Thailand. It is thus a good opportunity to honour their work at this moment as Thailand is also marking its 100th anniversary of Thai rice research this year, Prayut pointed out.

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