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Existing bilateral rice agreements allow the Philippines to import stocks from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia through government-to-government procurement mode. (Image source: Jim Waldron/sxc.hu)

Vietnam and Thailand have won contracts to supply a total of 500,000 metric tonnes of rice to boost the Philippines’ buffer stock for this year’s lean months that starts in July, Vietnam’s National Food Authority (NFA) has announced

India has been taking steps to create rural infrastructure and to ensure timely delivery of credit and other inputs. (Image source: Arun Kumar/Flickr)

India has recorded an increase in agriculture employment from 234.1mn workers in 2001 to 263.1mn workers in 2011, revealed the Indian population census 2011

According to the USDA, the Philippines may import 1.6mn tonnes of rice in 2015. (Image source: Paul Suesskind/Flickr)

The Philippines will sign deals with Thailand and Vietnam to import 500,000 tonnes of rice as the country looks to boost buffer stock ahead of the lean harvest season

South Korea has been exempted from liberalising its rice market for 20 years due to the 1994 Uruguay Round of trade negotiations. (Image source: Lihi Koren/Flickr)

South Korea has announced that it aims at increasing its rice exports after export restrictions are lifted on the staple grain from March 2015

Organic rice exports still command only a fraction of Cambodia’s overall rice exports, which totalled 380,000 tonnes of rice in 2014, authorities revealed. (Image source: Brandon W. Mosley/sxc.hu)

Cambodia is aiming to double up it organic rice exports to 1,000 tonnes in 2015, according to official sources

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