11.12.2018

Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP)
The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) was convened in 2011 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to improve the overall biophysical, environmental, and socio-economic sustainability of the rice sector. In 2015, the SRP launched the world’s first international standard for sustainable rice, which assesses the sustainability of any rice cultivation system via 46 requirements under 8 broad themes. Progress toward compliance is measured through an increased score against the SRP Standard or through the use of a set of 12 quantitative performance indicators.  Following two years of field testing, the SRP Standard and Performance Indicators have been evaluated and a new version 2.0 of the Standard as well as the Performance Indicators is being prepared.

 

SRP – a new standard for Vietnam’s sustainably-produced rice?

Considering Vietnamese consumers’ increasing familiarity with and trust in quality labels and certifications, promoting sustainability-related labels to certify sustainably-produced rice will be an effective market-driven tool to increase Vietnamese awareness and trust in sustainably-produced rice and increase their willingness to pay for it.