Biotech Updates

XI International Rice Conference for Latin American and the Caribbean

July 16, 2010

Rice centers Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR), the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the Rice Growers Federation of Colombia (FEDEARROZ) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have co-organized the X1 International Rice Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean on 22 to 24 September 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Cali, Colombia. The theme "Rice Challenges in the XX1 Century" aims to showcase the progress made in the region, highlighting the strategic position it has made in the future supply of rice, not only at continental level but also with the ever-increasing global demand. The focus will be on a) Innovation and development for rice; b) Breeding and Biotechnology - expectations and realities; and c) Production, markets and trends.

For details see the invitation at: