IFC and WTO delegation brings the World’s Best Rice Award to Golden Rice Cambodia

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

A delegation from IFC and WTO brought the World’s Best Rice Award to Golden Rice Cambodia, after Cambodian Jasmine Rice was chosen as the World’s Best Rice for 2012.

The Business Advisory team from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has been supporting the Cambodian rice sector since 2011, and has helped Cambodian exporters promote their rice to the world. This included organizing a team of Cambodian rice millers and exporters to participate for the first time in The Rice Trader’s World Rice Conference, where the World’s Best Rice award is given after a strict selection by world-class chefs. In 2012, the event took place in Bali.

Golden Rice Cambodia sent a sample to the competition and the sample was awarded the World’s Best Rice for 2012.

IFC came to Golden Rice’s factory to congratulate the teams that worked hard for this achievement, as well as showcase the successes of the IFC project to one of its funders, the World Trade Organization.