STRATEGIES

Gender

RICE research and development products will promote gender equity through:

  • Facilitating training and capacity development opportunities to women farmers and entrepreneurs
  • Improving access of women farmers to resources, thus increasing their production and productivity
  • Fostering gender awareness among partners and stakeholders

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Capacity development

RICE will strengthen capacity for research, innovation, and impact among partners and stakeholders, specifically through:

  • Institutional development
  • Developing the next generation of rice science leaders
  • Skills and technology training for farmers and agro-entrepreneurs

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Partnership

RICE fosters a wide range of global partnerships in the public and private sectors and with civil societies through:

  • Long-term and transparent engagement processes
  • Developing and sharing a common agenda
  • Harnessing key strengths of partners from upstream research to downstream development

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Communication

To help achieve impacts and demonstrate accountability, the RICE communication strategy supports:

  • Collaborative and participatory interactions among stakeholders
  • Promotion of learning and information sharing
  • Engagement with policy-makers to scale-up results

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Open access and data

RICE is committed to:

  • Open and freely accessible information products
  • Widespread diffusion and use of data
  • Value added through interoperability and participation in Big Data platforms

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Intellectual asset management

RICE recognizes that careful management of intellectual assets (IA) is a prerequisite for effective development and delivery of its international public goods, by:

  • Keeping its IAs available for use by public and private sector entities
  • Aligning its IA management with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and other relevant international agreements
  • Adopting internationally best IA management practices, tools and protocols

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