The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) is a multi-stakeholder platform established in December 2011. It is co-convened by UN Environment, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) to promote resource efficiency and sustainability in trade flows, production and consumption operations, and supply chains in the global rice sector.
The SRP has about 100 members mainly from the private sector but it is also supported by numerous non-governmental organisations (NGOs). You can find the full list of members here. SRP works with partners to transform the global rice sector by improving smallholder livelihoods in developing countries, reducing the social, environmental and climate footprint of rice production; and by offering the global rice market an assured supply of sustainably produced rice.
The platform offers the global rice supply chain a set of instruments to facilitate wide-scale adoption of sustainable best practices in the global rice sector. The instruments are:
- SRP Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation
- SRP Performance Indicators for Sustainable Rice Cultivation
- SRP Assurance Scheme
- SRP Internal Management System (IMS) Standard for Producer Groups (under the SRP Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation for Group Implementation) – under review
- SRP Chain of Custody Certification Standard – under development