An invitation to transform the future of food systems from #GeneToGlobe: experts, leaders, and innovators come together at the International Rice Congress 2023 this October
By Jean Balie, Director General of the International Rice Research Institute
The fourth agricultural revolution is evolving rapidly and changing the way we produce and consume food. New knowledge, technologies, and systems are being researched and developed all over the world that have the potential to make food cultivation and value chains more productive, efficient, and sustainable.
This revolution comes at a critical juncture. The adverse effects of climate change are already constraining our ability to produce enough food, while growing populations and scarcity of resources compound food and nutrition insecurity in many parts of the world.
The rice sector is a prime candidate for this fourth revolution. This USD 287B industry feeds billions of people and provides livelihoods for hundreds of millions of farmers and value chain actors. Transforming rice-based food systems for the better will create a significant impact across the globe, but only if we all work together to make it happen.
To this end, I would like to invite everyone to help us shape the future of the rice sector from #GeneToGlobe at the 6th International Rice Congress, happening on 16-19 of October 2023 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila, Philippines.
Join us at the International Rice Congress 2023
Organized every four years, the International Rice Congress (IRC) is the world’s largest gathering of scientific experts, business leaders, government policymakers, trailblazing innovators, and other stakeholders in the global rice sector, coming together to share, discuss, network, and collaborate on current and emerging advancements, opportunities, and challenges in rice research, rice production, rice value chains, and the wider food, nutrition, and health sectors.
IRC is hosted by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a non-profit scientific research organization established in 1960 by the Ford…