May 21, 2014
How is IP Helping Feed Asia?
More than 90% of the global rice supply is consumed in Asia and is an essential source of calories and nutrition for rural regions across the continent. In countries like Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam — over 60% of residents’ daily calories come from rice.
Helping farmers in Asia and globally grow more rice in an efficient, sustainable manner that helps their families and community members is key for a food secure future. Intellectual property is helping researchers in both the public and private sector develop new varieties that can withstand devastating floods and damaging pests while delivering essential nutrients to battle malnutrition. Download the first entry in the IP in Ag Innovation Series, Rice, and learn more.