RICE CONTRIBUTES TO THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

RICE contribution by 2030:

About 18 million rice producers and consumers assisted out of poverty through:

  • High-yielding rice varieties with increased market value, leading to rice that is profitable to poor farmers and affordable to poor consumers
  • Better functioning rice value chains that increase the income of all its actors
  • Improved rice husbandry and diversified farming systems that increase the profit of farmers

RICE contribution by 2030:

About 26 million people assisted out of hunger and 18 million people meeting zinc requirements through:

  • Climate-smart and stress-tolerant rice varieties
  • Increased concentration of minerals and micronutrients in the rice grains
  • Resilient rice management practices that close yield gaps
  • Reduced postharvest losses along the rice value chain

RICE contribution by 2030:

Increased gender equity and empowerment in the rice sector, through:

  • Increased women’s access to and control over resources (seed, inputs, technologies, and technical knowledge)
  • Increased women’s productivity and production, thereby increasing their income share and purchasing power
  • Production technologies to alleviate drudgery and back-breaking manual labor by women farmers

RICE contribution by 2030:

About 15% increase in water-use efficiency in rice fields through:

  • Rice varieties with improved water-use efficiency
  • Water-saving management technologies and cropping systems
  • Promotion of reusing water in rice-growing environments
  • Reduced pollution of water resources with agro-chemicals through improved crop husbandry

RICE contribution by 2030:

Enhanced participation of young people in vibrant and dynamic rice agri-businesses through:

  • New business models for service provision
  • Entrepreneurial skills training of young farmers
  • Development and delivery of mechanization options and ICT tools

RICE contribution by 2030:

Enhanced resource-use efficiency and sustainability throughout the rice value chain through:

  • Guidelines, standards, and outreach models for sustainable rice production and processing
  • Quantitative sustainability impact indicators
  • Best rice management practices that combine reduced environmental footprint with economic profitability

RICE contribution by 2030:

About 36 million farms use climate-smart rice varieties and management practices; greenhouse gas emissions from rice fields reduced by 57 megatons CO2 equivalent/year through:

  • Climate-smart rice varieties with resilience to drought, flooding, and extreme temperatures
  • Climate-smart rice management technologies
  • Climate-informed advisory systems
  • Water-saving management practices that reduce methane emissions by 30-40%
  • Crop husbandry technologies to sequester carbon, such as charring and soil incorporation of husk

RICE contribution by 2030:

Globally conserved and shared rice genetic resources through: