HANOI, 12 November 2010 (IRIN) - Millions
more people across Asia will become food insecure due to increased water
scarcities, reinforcing the need for greater efficiency in both irrigated
and rain-fed rice production.
"The food security of hundreds of
millions of people will be adversely affected," Robert Zeigler, director-general
of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) told IRIN on the sidelines
of the 3rd International Rice Congress in Hanoi.
The five-day conference - which concluded
on 12 November - brought together more than 1,200 farmers, scientists and