The Vibe QM3i used in the research of the Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness in the University of Arkansas and tried to understand the demand for broken rice and its potential food security implications in Colombia.
Rice is a crucial contributor to global food security and is an important staple for over half the world’s population. Irrigated paddy rice is a water-intensive crop, and an important contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, improving the efficiency of using rice as food rather than non-food uses is paramount to sustainably feeding a growing global population. One source of inefficiency in the rice market is using broken rice for non-food purposes. This study focuses on consumer preferences for rice with different broken percentages in Colombia.
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Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, AGRI 217, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 72701, USA
Fondo Latinoamericano para Arroz de Riego – FLAR, Cali, Colombia
Environmental Policy and Sociology at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany