World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

International Year of Rice

Article Id: WHEBN0014308408
Reproduction Date:

Title: International Year of Rice  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: International Year of the Potato, Rice, 2004, International Year of Mobilization against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, International Year of the Family
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

International Year of Rice

The year 2004 was declared the International Year of Rice by the United Nations, noting that rice is a staple food for more than half the world's population, and affirming the need to heighten awareness of the role of rice in alleviating poverty and malnutrition.[1]

This is one of many International observances declared for specific days, months and years. The year 2008 was declared the International Year of the Potato.

References

  1. ^ United Nations General Assembly Session 57 Resolution 162. A/RES/57/162 International Year of Rice, 2004 page 1. 16 December 2002. Retrieved 2007-11-18.

External links

  • International Year of Rice website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.