SRP Bangkok Declaration on Sustainable Rice 4‐5 Oct.17

The First Global Sustainable Rice Conference (4‐5 October 2017) highlighted the need for urgent high‐level collaborative action to reduce the social, environmental and carbon footprint of rice systems, enhance resource efficiency, and protect livelihoods and biodiversity in rice landscapes and communities. Continue reading

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The 5th Steering Committee Meeting 8-9 May, 2017, Bangkok

In the previous Steering Committee Meeting (4th SCM), several issues were brought to discuss among members such as the use of BRIA logo, successor projects and exit strategy. This time, the 5th SCM will be focusing on the achievements and planning for completion of the project. Continue reading

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Thai Rice NAMA

In order to support Thailand to achieve its NDC, the concept for a new NAMA-support project or NSP (called the “Thai Rice NAMA”) Continue reading

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Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in ASEAN

BRIA took part in the 6th Project Partner Meeting of the ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (ASEAN SAS) and Related Meetings on November 17th - 20th 2015, at Vientiane Plaza Hotel in Vientiane, Lao PDR... Continue reading

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RIICE and BRIA: Synergies, Linkages and Opportunities for Partnership

Globally, the livelihoods of more than 1 billion people depend upon rice cultivation (RIICE, 2014). Rice is a staple food for half of the world’s population and in particular for the Asia-Pacific region, where over 90% of all globally available rice is produced and consumed. An estimated fourth of the Asian population is still poor and has a significant unmet demand for rice (Papademetriou). Knowing this, it is crucial to boost yields in a sustainable manner, using fewer resources and benefitting the world as a whole. A sustainable development of the rice sector should promote the development of an efficient, inclusive, and resilient rice value chain by focusing on improved productivity, adoption of best practices, and better risk management ... Continue reading

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Regional Workshop on Capacity Development

In May, the BRIA Regional Secretariat held a workshop in Bangkok on capacity development (CD) for rice cultivation in the four BRIA countries, underlining the importance of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Continue reading

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Agricultural finance for Thai farmers is in need of improvement

Although Thailand has a developed functioning banking system, the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) still remains a major financial source for Thai farmers. This lending business does not seem to attract other financial institutions. Consequently, farmers bear high interest rates. The Thai government should encourage loan competition to give farmers a choice Continue reading

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