About the Rice Observatory
The Rice observatory is an initiative led by the Foresing and Applied Economics for Impact (FAE) team of the Alliance of Bioversity International and the international Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) with support from the Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice (FLAR), to establish an information system that provides indicators related to the productive context of rice in Latin America. It includes data related to the context of rice in each country, information on the production system, information on trade and competitiveness, consumption data rice, policies and incentives in the industry, inventory of technologies related to rice, recent news on rice, inventory of quality requirements of rice cultivation and indicators related to the agronomic management of rice in the region. Furthermore, the Rice Observatory will present the data provided in the Monitoring and Follow-up Survey of the Rice Sector in Latin America - EMSAL, in a dynamic and interactive manner for the benefit of the key players in the rice sector.
The information displayed on the platform is built based on data provided through open-access primary and secondary information sources from different national and international organizations, which is why we highlight the importance and contribution of these organizations.
FAE is part of the Performance, Innovation and Strategic Analysis for Impact (PISA4Impact), a multidisciplinary team composed mainly by economists, sociologists and data experts conducting demand-driven socioeconomic research and policy analysis for impact, with a focus on synergies and tradeoffs in the agrifood enabling environment. We work to generate research-based evidence on topics such as markets and nutrition; genetic resources, agriculture, and livestock; climate change and environmental risks; and agri-food policies. We provide expertise to a variety of stakeholders in the research-for-development project life cycle in order to enhance resource mobilization, accountability, and progress towards the SDGs.
FLAR generates and disseminates knowledge, technologies and innovations through partnerships that contribute to rice competitiveness and sustainability. FLAR brings together various rice-related organizations from 17 countries in the region, including the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, as a strategic partner.
Thanks to all our colleagues in Alliance Bioversity International – CIAT, PABRA, and collaborating institutions for data sharing. Visuals and data from Common Bean Observatory may be used as long as a link to https://www.riceobservatory.org is provided together with the following citation:
Observatorio del arroz: Monitoreo de datos de acceso abierto para el sector arrocero. Versión 1.1. Andrade, R.; Garcia, C.; Graterol, E.; Hoyos, N.; Loaiza, J.S.; Nasner, H.; Urioste, S.; Vergara, D. Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, 2022.
Observatorio del arroz: Monitoreo de datos de acceso abierto para el sector arrocero. Versión 1.0. Andrade, R.; Garcia, C.; Graterol, E.; Labarta, R.; Loaiza, J.K.; Lourido, D.; Marin, D.; Mona, A.; Urioste, S.; Vergara, D. Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, 2020.
Observatorio del arroz: Monitoreo de datos de acceso abierto para el sector arrocero. Versión Beta. Andrade, R.; Garcia, C.; Graterol, E.; Labarta, Lourido, D.; Marin, D. Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, 2019.
*Authors in alphabetical order