"Rice producers will play a more and more crucial role in defending against the future food shortage," said Dr. To Phuc Tuong, Principal Scientist at IRRI and Chair of the IRC2010 organizing committee.
By bringing together the most advanced thinking on the future of the rice industry, IRC2010
is geared towards finding sustainable solutions to the developing-world food crisis.
"Our foremost concern at the IRC2010
is how to fully extend advances in technology, biology, genetics, and IT to deliver benefits to the rice industry and especially to the poorest people dependent on rice.