World Rice Conference to be held in Hanoi

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A worker holds the newly-harvested rice crops during a harvesting competition in Hegang, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. China, one of the key drivers of the world rice trade, is among the main participants at the 10th World Rice Conference. Xinhua

HANOI (Xinhua) – The 10th World Rice Conference will take place here on October 10-12, with the participation of rice millers, exporters, merchants, experts and policy makers from many countries, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade said yesterday.

During the three-day conference, 500-600 participants from such countries as China, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay will center this discussions on Vietnam’s rice industry and market outlook, key drivers of the world rice trade, and rice technology and value addition.

They are to analyse various kinds of rice, including fragrant rice, broken rice, parboiled rice, basmati rice and glutinous rice to reveal key issues which will shape regional and international markets. The world’s best rice and rice market achievement award 2018 presentation ceremony will be held on October 12.

In the first eight months of this year, Vietnam exported over 4.4 million tons of rice worth more than 2.2 billion US dollars, posting respective year-on-year rises of 8.2 percent and 23.6 percent.

Vietnam is focusing on using better rice growing, harvesting, postharvest, storage and transport practices and types so that rice will have uniform moisture contents, high weight, no foreign material, low percentage of discoloured, broken and damaged kernels, no presence of insects and molds, and high protein and vitamin content, said the ministry.

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