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dc.contributor.authorSegal, Ruth*
dc.contributor.authorLe Nguyet, Minh*
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-18T17:22:41Z
dc.date.available2019-03-18T17:22:41Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-20
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-418-4
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2019.4184
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620646
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>Small-scale producers grow most of the rice in Asia, providing food security, jobs and income across the region. However, a combination of worsening inequality in food value chains and the crippling impacts of climate change are leaving rice farming systems at a critical juncture. These challenges threaten the viability of rice production that underpins the livelihoods and primary food source for millions of people.</p> <p>New research commissioned by Oxfam shows that rice farmers in some countries can receive as little as 4% of the price paid by consumers. This has implications for poverty: in Nepal, farmers&#8217; income from rice farming is estimated at just 13% of the amount needed for a basic but decent income. The burden is particularly bad for women farming and working in the Asian rice sector: they receive lower wages and often suffer discrimination.</p> <p>There are opportunities for change. Smarter government regulation to protect workers&#8217; rights and empower small-scale producers can support better returns for farmers. And responsible private sector investment can support small-scale producers to benefit from rapidly modernizing rice markets. This paper puts forward a vision for a more equitable, sustainable and climate-resilient rice sector. It gives recommendations for governments and the private sector to help achieve that vision.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent32en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfamen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/unfair-harvest-the-state-of-rice-in-asia-620646
dc.subjectClimate changeen_US
dc.subjectFood and livelihoodsen_US
dc.titleUnfair Harvest: The state of rice in Asiaen_US
dc.typeBriefing paperen_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryCambodiaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryNepalen_US
oxfam.subject.countryPakistanen_US
oxfam.subject.countryThailanden_US
oxfam.subject.countryVietnamen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSmall-scale agricultureen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen farmersen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLivelihoodsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordRiceen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordAsiaen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordFood value chainsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordClimate changeen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordInequalityen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLiving wageen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLiving incomeen_US
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-20T00:00:00Z


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