Author name: SRP

Farmer Success Stories: Part 1

Since 2011, the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) has been transforming the global rice sector by developing sustainable production standards, performance indicators, incentive mechanisms, and outreach initiatives to boost wide-scale adoption of sustainable best practices throughout rice value chains. Over the past decade, registered SRP projects have impacted over 400,000 farmers in Asia, Africa, Europe, and …

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EU retailer survey points to emerging demand for sustainable rice

The Sustainable Rice Platform recently conducted a survey among a broad base of retailers, brands, millers, traders and other downstream rice actors and stakeholders in Europe. The findings show a significant interest and increase in sustainably produced rice in the near future: Based on these ambitions and expectations, the supply of sustainable rice needs to …

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Workshop Summary: Reimagining opportunities for ICT-driven innovation in agriculture and its transformative potential for rice smallholders

Background and objective  Recent years have seen rapid growth in development and uptake of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based technologies in Southeast Asia, driven primarily by lower cost and wider coverage of Internet access, accompanied by wide smartphone penetration even among lower income groups. Farmers already use a wide array of. ICT-based tools such as …

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Webinar Summary: Effectiveness of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives in the Agricultural Sector – Lessons for SRP?

Webinar objective This webinar was convened by SRP to share key findings and recommendations of an Oxfam- commissioned study of the effectiveness of MSIs in the agricultural sector, including the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), one of four MSIs covered by the review. (The others are the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Aquaculture Stewardship Council …

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Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed to support establishment of Cambodia National Chapter of the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP)

Phnom Penh, 23 June 2021 – The General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA), Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), CIRAD and Swisscontact have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to support establishment of a Cambodia National Chapter of the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP). Through the National Chapter, the five core partner organizations and additional …

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Olam’s Picture of the Week: Earning Beyond the Harvest

Farmers in our Better Rice Initiative Asia II (BRIA II) project in Northeastern Thailand can’t help but smile from ear to  ear after the harvest. That’s because they know there’s more money to earn beyond the paddy sales! In Northeastern Thailand, rice is normally grown in one  crop a year, during the wet season. Only …

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