100&Change: 2021

Olam International, Ltd

Sustainable Rice Platform: Improving Farmer Livelihoods and Fighting Climate Change

The Sustainable Rice Platform is transforming global rice markets to improve the livelihoods of 1 million farmers and reduce the environmental impacts of rice production.

Submitted: August 2019
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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2021
Food security
Current Work Location(s):
  • Benue State, Nigeria
  • Punjab, Pakistan
  • State of Uttar Pradesh, India
  • An Giang, Vietnam
  • Changwat Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
  • Tỉnh Kiến Giang, Vietnam
  • Changwat Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
  • Punjab, Pakistan
  • Nasarawa State, Nigeria
  • State of Andhra Pradesh, India
Priority Population(s):
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Farmers
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 1. No poverty
  • 2. Zero hunger
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 13. Climate action
  • 15. Life on land

Executive Summary

Half of the world’s population depends on rice as a daily staple. Rice cultivation provides livelihood for 144 million resource-poor smallholder farmers. It is the second-largest source of man-made methane emissions contributing to climate change, draws on increasingly scarce water resources, and is responsible for agrochemical overuse. Production must increase 44% by 2050, compounding stresses. The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) is a holistic system to meet the demand for rice sustainably, with smallholders in developing countries as the primary beneficiary. SRP incentivizes uptake of sustainable best practices, strengthens capacity of stakeholders to implement changes, and measures the impacts of change. Impacts are improved farmer livelihood (income, health), minimized environmental footprint (emissions, water, biodiversity), and sustainable rice in the market (food safety, responsible consumption). This proven system improves rice production in any geography. Let’s reach 1 million farmers in five countries to create transformational change in the global rice sector.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Olam International, Ltd

website: https://www.olamgroup.com/
Organization Headquarters
Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
> $1 Billion
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000
For profit

Corporation, partnership, or other entity