New role for DLG at the International Rice Congress 2018
DLG (German Agricultural Society) has been invited by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to take a role in the organization of the International Rice Congress 2018, the world’s largest gathering of experts from the global rice production sector. Under the partnership, DLG will manage the exhibition element of the International Rice Congress 2018, which takes place at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Convention Center from 14-17 October 2018.
The exhibition will showcase specialist rice technology solutions. IRRI’s capacity to bring together stakeholders in the rice industry and engage them in collaborative discussions, coupled with DLG’s expertise in agricultural exhibitions and professional agricultural know-how, promises a dynamic conference.
The world’s premier organization on rice science research, IRRI predicts a need to increase rice production by 25% over the next 25 years. In 2014, IRC attracted 2,500 delegates from 69 countries.
Based on projections of leading research institutes, the global rice demand is expected to rise from 439 million tons (milled rice) in 2010 to 496 million tons in 2020, an to 555 million tons in 2035. This represents an overall increase of 26%. Asian rice consumption is projected to account for 67% of the total increase, rising from 388 million tons in 2010 to 465 million tons in 2035. In addition, 30 million tons more rice will be needed by Africa, an increase of 130% from 2010 level of rice consumption. In the Americas, total rice consumption is projected to rise by 33% in this period