The Sustainable Rice Platform is a multi-stakeholder initiative led by UN Environment, International Rice Research Institute and GIZ to promote resource efficiency and sustainability both on-farm and throughout rice value chains.

One Planet - Handle with Care

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • North America
  • Australia
  • Benin
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Mali
  • Myanmar
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • United States of America
  • Viet Nam

Sectors of activity
Agricultural and Fishery, Environmental Services, Consumer Goods

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising

Start date
01/12/2011

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Lea Las Pinas

Communications and Member Liaison Officer

UN Environment

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Objectives

The SRP offers the global rice supply chain a proven set of instruments to facilitate wide-scale adoption of sustainable best practices.

Our goal is to encourage 1 million rice smallholders to adopt climate-smart, sustainable best practice in rice production, while enhancing smallholder livelihoods and protecting the environment through an alliance that drives innovation and creates shared value.

Activities

SRP Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation v 2.0
SRP Performance Indicators for Sustainable Rice Cultivation v 2.0
SRP Assurance Framework
SRP Training Programme

Impact and Results

The SRP launched the world's first voluntary sustainability standard for rice in 2015 to promote wide-scale adoption of climate-smart, sustainable best practice in rice production.

Since its launch, the SRP Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation has been implemented in over 20 countries.

Pilot field implementation of the SRP Standard in 2016-17 was evaluated by IRRI, and revealed examples of real benefits to rice farmers and the environment, such as: 20% savings in water; 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; and 10% increase in farmer's incomes.

Next steps and how to get involved

Join the growing alliance of global rice stakeholders to advance wide-scale adoption of climate-smart, sustainable best practice in rice production.

We welcome the active participation of public and private sector institutions, international organizations, development partners, research agencies and non-profit organizations through our membership programme.

As of January 2019, the SRP has a total of 100 member institutions.