Green Super Rice: The International Rice Congress (IRC) is world's largest gathering of the rice industry. The GSR project presented at the 3rd International Rice Congress in Hanoi. Presentations were given by Dr Zhikang Li, Dr Shaobing Peng, Dr Casiana Vera Cruz, Dr Jauhar Ali, Dr Lijun Luo, Dr Yongming Gao and Dr Haodong Chen.
Attendees were (front row in photo) Nguyen Van Bo, president, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences and IRC2010 co-chair; Marcel Ewals, managing director, AsiaCongress Events (ACE) and IRC2010 co-chair; Lala Baldelovar, project manager, ACE and IRC2010 secretariat; Vice Minister Bong, who is also executive chair of the IRC2010 steering committee; T.P. Tuong, principal scientist, IRRI and IRC2010 chair, and Michael Jackson, former PPC director, IRRI and IRRC28 chair. In the second row are Duncan Macintosh, director, Development Office, IRRI and member IRC2010 OC; Bui Chi Buu, director general, Institute of Agricultural Science for South of Vietnam and member of the IRRC28 committee; Nguyen Tan Hinh, deputy director general, Science, Technology and Environment Department, MARD and member of the IRRC28 Committee. (Photo:IRRI)
The International Rice Congress (IRC), held every 4 years, is the world's largest gathering of the rice industry—the industry that feeds more than half the world.
The 3rd IRC (IRC2010) will include the 28th International Rice Research Conference, the 3rd World Rice Commerce Conference, the 3rd International Rice Technology and Cultural Expo, and 50th anniversary celebrations of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Hanoi also celebrates its 1,000th anniversary in 2010.
With the theme Rice for Future Generations, IRC2010 will be a forum for representatives from the public and private sector including researchers, scientists, professionals, traders, and policymakers to discuss the latest in rice research, future technologies, trade issues, and policies that will define the future role of rice in supporting the poor rice-dependent communities.
The event is being hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam (MARD) and will be held at the Vietnam National Convention Center in Hanoi. It is jointly organized by IRRI and AsiaCongress Events Management Co. Ltd (ACE).
MARD will also host the 3rd Ministerial Round Table Meeting comprising of all agriculture secretaries or ministers of major Asian countries.
More than 1,700 top rice scientists, researchers, policymakers, and industry representatives from 66 countries around the world are gathering in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi for the 3rd International Rice Congress on November 8-12. The GSR project was privileged to host a 3-hour workshop in the congress.
Presentations were given by Dr Zhikang Li, Dr Shaobing Peng, Dr Casiana Vera Cruz, Dr Jauhar Ali, Dr Lijun Luo, Dr Yongming Gao and Dr Haodong Chen.
IRC 2010 organizing committee meets in Hanoi
The fifth meeting of the organizing committee (OC) for the International Rice Congress 2010 (IRC2010) was held on 19-20 August at Silk Path Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The meeting was attended by OC members from various institutions under Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), IRRI, and Asia Congress Events Co, Ltd. Attendees reviewed progress in the last three months and discussed action plans before the Congress commences.
During the meeting, the committee had the opportunity to meet MARD Vice Minister Bui Ba Bong. The committee gave Vice Minister Bong a progress update on the preparations for IRC2010, for which he congratulated the committee.
IRC2010 is the third and is held every four years. It is the world's largest gathering of the rice industry, which feeds more than half the world. With the Theme Rice for Future Generations, IRC2010 will b forward-looking.
The core of IRC2010 is the 28th International Rice Research Conference (IRRC28). IRRC28 will showcase 140 oral presentations and more than 660 posters in 14 scientific themes; and 82 presentations in 11 symposia of various topics. IRC2010 also commemorates IRRI's 50th anniversary and will see the inauguration of the International Rice Policy and Investment Conference.