Access to rice market information is vital for the supply chain


On Tuesday 19 December, the International Grains Council (IGC) and the Institute for the Development of Agricultural Cooperation in Asia (IDACA), with support from the Government of Japan, held a workshop in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss the results of a survey that collected grains market information from actors throughout the rice supply chain.


As the G7 Presidency this year, the Government of Japan has prioritised food security as an issue of concerns. The Government of Japan is supporting the IGC in strengthening its efforts to collect and analyse access to the market information through the supply chain in remote areas. This study on food security’s bottlenecks in Asia and other regions is part of Japan's contribution to the project to improve food security


Amid efforts to boost the resilience of global food markets to shocks, and in order to improve understanding of access to market information for stakeholders throughout the rice supply-chain in Asia, Africa and Oceania, including producers, cooperatives, traders, processors and consumers, the IGC and IDACA conducted a survey of market participants, from organisations active in the rice supply chain. Moreover, the survey attempted to gauge different participants’ reactions to the market changes and to understand the main opportunities and challenges faced. The results were discussed with respondents at the workshop in Bangkok, hosted by the Kasetsart University, with further work to follow, including on other grains such as maize and wheat.


Against the backdrop of high levels of volatility in grains and oilseeds over recent seasons, global rice markets have also seen elevated levels of instability, with international prices surging to a 15-year high in the wake of India’s export ban on non-basmati white rice. Such price movements, and associated market uncertainty, can cause challenges throughout the supply chain, particularly to market participants who may not have adequate access to market information, such as those in rural areas.


For further information please contact:


Hirofumi Kobayashi, Executive Director, IDACA:


Peter Clubb, Market Analyst, IGC:





The Climakers APAC Region Digital Workshops were successfully completed over two days on September 20th and 29th.


This workshop aims to share and disseminate good practices on climate change mitigation and adaptation implemented by farmers' organizations in the Asia-Pacific region. Case studies were collected and selected from 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region that are making various initiatives to address climate change, and the presenters and participants exchanged opinions while introducing the case studies of 11 countries.


On the second day, September 29, Mr. Nakaya, President of IDACA, gave an opening address and expressed his gratitude to the host World Farmers Organization and related organizations. He described the IDACA history from its establishment to the present. In addition, for the first time, we have arranged a Japanese-English simultaneous interpreter for participants who involved in food and agriculture in Japan. 



Dear Participants of the workshop,

Thank you very much for your participation.

We would be glad if you give us your feedback by the following questionnaire.

Questionnaire of the Climakers Workshop

It takes about 5 to 10 minutes.



[Finished]THE CLIMAKERS APAC REGION DIGITAL WORKSHOP on Sep. 20 and Sep. 29, 2022

This is to let you know that we are pleased to announce the upcoming workshop, which aims to share the farmers’ initiatives that try to mitigate and adopt climate change in Asia and Pacific region. 


■ WORKSHOP(Online ZOOM Meeting)


Farmers’ Solutions to Climate Crisis: Asian and the Pacific Region Stories from the Field.


SESSION 1:  20 September 2022 • 4 pm JST/ 9 am CEST (for about 2 hours)

SESSION 2:  29 September 2022 • 3 pm JST/ 8 am CEST (for about 2 hours)

* You can enter the room 30minutes before the start time


■ Fee

Free of charge


■ Language



■ Registration

Please access below the link for registration.

Your application will be completed upon receiving an automatic reply “confirmation e-mail” sent to your registered e-mail address.

You can check the start time when you choose your region or country in the registration form.


Register at:

Sep. 20, 2022

Sep. 29, 2022


■ Content 


-Opening Remarks

-Presentation of Case Study

-General Discussion (among presenters) 

-Closing Remarks


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the following email address.

E-mail address:


We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.



Office relocation and new logo mark

We are pleased to inform you that Institute for the Development of Agricultural Cooperation in Asia (IDACA)  relocates its office on July 22, 2022.

IDACA logo mark has been renewed with this office relocation.


New Address and Phone numbers:

2-30-14, Morino, Machida-shi,

Tokyo 194-0022 Japan

TEL:+81-42-860-7801 FAX:+81-42-860-7802


Near Stations:

● 7 minute-walk from Odakyu Machida Station

● 10 minute-walk from JR Machida Station


Relocation Date:

22 July 2022


Conclusion of Partnership Agreement with the International Grains Council (IGC)

The Institute for the Development of Agricultural Cooperation in Asia (IDACA) signed a partnership agreement with the International Grains Council (IGC; headquartered in London) on January 26, 2022.

The IGC is an international governmental organization that promotes international cooperation in grain trade and provides a forum for the exchange of information. This agreement is expected to bring benefits such as the dispatch of lecturers from the IGC to training programs conducted by IDACA.