Acerca del Observatorio del Arroz para América Latina y el Caribe

The Rice Observatory is an initiative led by the Laboratory of Applied Economics 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 managemente of rice in the region. The Rice Observatory is a web platform, managed by the Alliance Bio and FLAR, presenting 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.

Applied Economics Lab of the Policy Analysis Research Area (DAPA) , specializes in various econometric and statistical methods, as well as impact research methodologies to implement a variety of rigorous quantitative and qualitative data analyses. The Applied Economics Lab stresses the importance of keeping up to date with new information, tools, and analytical methods that facilitate robust documentation of the research results and impacts of the Bioversity International-CIAT Alliance and its partners.

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 and the United States. Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, as a strategic partner.


Concept: Robert S. Andrade, Sergio A. Urioste, Diego Marin, Eduardo Graterol, Katerine Loaiza, Andrea Moná, Ricardo A. Labarta

Developers: Derlyn Lourido, Jose Daniel Vergara, Carolina Garcia, Sergio A. Urioste, Robert S. Andrade

Thanks to all our colleagues in the Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, FLAR, and collaborating institutions for data sharing. Visuals and data from the Rice Observatory may be used as long as link to is provided together with the following citation:

Rice Observatory: Monitoring Survey and Open Access data for the Rice Sector Version 1.0. R. Andrade, S. Urioste, D. Lourido, D. Vergara, D. Marin, J. K. Loaiza, A. Mona, C. Garcia, E. Graterol, R. Labarta. Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, 2020.