Rice is an important global food source and this year’s Australian harvest of more than 900,000 tonnes will feed at least 23 million people around the world every day, for the next year.
The Australian rice industry leads the world in production efficiency, environmental sustainability and food processing, marketing and innovation. From paddock to plate, Australian-grown medium grain rice uses less water than any other country on earth – 50% less than the global average.
In more than 80 years, the Australian rice industry has met many commercial and environmental challenges, and today grows a range of market-specific varieties, well adapted to Australian conditions. Rice growing techniques have been perfected over the years so that Australia can proudly claim to be clean, green, water-efficient producers of high yielding, high quality rice.