SRP Symposium at the International Rice Congress (IRC 2023)


SRP and the decade ahead: Accelerating impact for food system transformation


When: 17 Oct 2023

Where: Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Manila, Philippines

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The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) is a multi-stakeholder partnership to promote resource efficiency and sustainability both on-farm and throughout the rice value chain. Established in 2011 and originally co-convened by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), SRP is a not-for-profit member organization comprising over 100 institutional members. We collaborate with our partners across the stakeholder spectrum to catalyze a transformation of the global rice sector.

SRP is delighted to convene a 1-day Symposium as part of IRC2023 in Manila to offer rice stakeholders insights into the efforts of SRP in collaboration with its members and partners, to address critical sustainability challenges facing the rice sector through market-led value-chain and development-driven approaches.


Over three thematic sessions including presentations and panel discussions, the symposium will take stock of the SRP experience and present innovative approaches to scaling impact. Speakers will discuss how rice sector interventions can contribute to sustainable food systems, water security, and the SDGs.


Sessions will feature lessons learned from SRP member initiatives from around the world, the market prospects for sustainable rice, the future of assurance, and large-scale rice-based GEF-funded projects in South and Southeast, to be implemented under the Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative Consortium.


With important new developments underway on linkages to digitization, carbon markets, and financing sustainable rice, this symposium is a must for rice stakeholders interested or engaged at a strategic level and working towards systemic transformation.


The SRP Symposium aims to broaden the awareness of linkages between rice and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, provide a forum for face-to-face exchange among both SRP members and IRC participants on scaling pathways, and unite a broader circle of stakeholders with a shared mission to transform the global rice sector.


Session 1: SRP Stocktaking — The first 11 years

Session 2: Scaling impacts (Keynote presentation and panel discussion)

Session 3: Innovation (Keynote presentations and panel discussion)

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) is a global multi‐stakeholder alliance comprising over 100 institutional members from the public, private, research, civil society and the financial sector. SRP is registered as a not-for-profit member association working to transform the global rice sector by improving smallholder livelihoods, reducing the social, environmental and climate footprint of rice production, and by offering the global rice market an assured supply of sustainably produced rice.
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