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For more than half of humanity RICE IS LIFE. It is the grain that has shaped the cultures, diets, and economies of billions of people in Asia. For them, life without rice is simply unthinkable.

The Asia Rice Foundation is working to secure a prosperous future for Asiaís rice societies by supporting rice educational activities, cultural preservation, research, and advocacy movements. Find out why rice is such an amazing grain and how you can get involved in the Foundationís extremely important work.

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Updated April 12, 2005