4-7 November 2004, Tokyo and Tsukuba, Japan
Supported by SOI Asia Project


SOI Asia Project will host the broadcasting of World Rice Research Conferenceon November 6th, 2004.

The World Rice Research Conference (WRRC) will be the most important scientific event of the International Year of Rice,
providing the latest research information on a wide range of rice-related issues such as
international food security, poverty alleviation, and the environment.
The WRRC will bring together the worldCT leading rice researchers and scientists to exchange
information on the latest breakthroughs and ideas that could benefit the world's millions of rice farmers and consumers,
and develop improved livelihoods.



SOI Asia Hosting Organizations


Asian Institute of Technology,
ThailandUniversity of Computer Studies,
MyanmarBrawijaya University,
IndonesiaSam RatulangiUniversity,
Hasanuddin University,
IndonesiaInstitute of Technology,
IndonesiaAdvanced Science and
Technology Institute,
PhilippinesInstitute of Information
Viet Nam



November 6th, 2004, 11:00 - 20:00JST


Keynote Presentations (11:00-13:45JST)
  • Keynote Speech "New Technologies for Rice Production -Production-" (28min)
    Dr.Gurdev S. Khush, Adjunct Professor, University of California


  • Special Speech for International Year of Rice 2004 (13min)
    Dr. Jacques Diouf, Director General,
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


  • The role of Rice in diet of Japan -Lifestyle- (43min)
    Dr. Yoshiko Kagawa, President, Kagawa Nutrition University


  • The power of settlement - rice farming as a lifestyle - -Livelihoods- (42min)
    Prof. Ken-ichi Matsumoto, Professor, Reitaku University


 - Break (13:15 - 15:00JST) - Keynote Presentations
  • The Changing Economics and Politics of Rice -Implications for Food Security, Globalization and Environmental Sustainability- -Sustainability- (36min)
    Dr. Joachim von Braun, Director General,
    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


Panel Discussion(58min)
  • Panelists:
    Dr. Ronald P. Cantrell, Director General, International Rice Research Institutes (IRRI)
    Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, Director General, Africa Rice Center(WARDA)
    Dr. Gurdev S. Khush,
    Dr. Yoshiko Kagawa,
    Prof. Ken-ichi Matsumoto,
    Dr. Joachim von Braun


  • Co-chairs:
    Mr. Hisao Azuma, Vice Chairperson, Japanese Committee for International Year of Rice 2004
    Dr. Mutsuo Iwamoto, President,Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences(JIRCAS)
 Keynote Speech
  • Feeding the World: How Much More Rice do We Need? (44min)
    Vaclav Smil, University of Manitoba


  • Research Strategy for Rice in the 21st Century (41min)
    Ronald Cantrell, IRRI


  • Development of Sustainable Agriculture Founded on Rice, Water and Living Environment (48min)
    Riota Nakamura, Nihon University




How to join the SOI Asia broadcasting


Please join the SOI Asia broadcasting using Windows Media Player at each SOI Asia partner site.
Please download following files to a same directory in your site, and click on asx file.


Windows Media File: soiasia2-0310.nsc & soiasia2-0310.asx



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