Rikolto Rice Cluster works within rice value chains in 9 countries: Indonesia, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Vietnam. Rikolto's rice sector staff in these 9 countries meet within the "Rice Cluster" to encourage peer-to-peer learning and monitoring across regions, and to seek knowledge exchange between partners and other rice sectors.
Back in October 2018, our Rice Cluster has met together at 5th International Rice Congress in Singapore, as well as carried out field trips to Mekong delta, shared insights and ways to move forward within the rice strategic programme.
The 5th International Rice Congress in Singapore gathered nearly 1000 representatives from many countries worldwide. It highlighted the remarkable changes in structure, market, commerce, Industry 4.0, political relations, ecosystem, and climate change.