International year of rice 2004 The International Year of Rice promotes improved production and access to this vital food crop, which feeds more than half the world's population while providing income for millions of rice producers, processors and traders. Development of sustainable rice-based systems will reduce hunger and poverty, and contribute to environmental conservation and a better life for present and future generations. FAO - Rome - Italie
Riceweb History and general information | The lant and how it grows | Feeding the world | Geography of production | Production and trade | Research IRRI (International Rice Research Institute) - Philippines
Rice recipes Collection of rice recipes by country. Adapted from the IRRI Publication, "Home Chefs of the World". IRRI (International Rice Research Institute) - Philippines
The Worldwide Gourmet - Rice Some Varieties and origin - Rice around the World - Cultivation, Traditions and Recipes - Recipes from Master Chefs MS-COMM - Canada
Fonio Fonio (Digitaria exilis) has been grown in West Africa for centuries. For a long time, it was of marginal importance as a cereal due to its small seeds, but is now the object of renewed interest as consumers begin to recognize its flavour and nutritional qualities. Research is under way with a view to mechanizing several processing stages, so as to increase fonio sales in urban areas, where it is particularly popular. The plant, the grain, Postharvest technologies, improving techniques,… CIRAD - IER - IRAG - IRSAT
All about semolina, couscous or durum wheat "Couscous is yellow granules of semolina made from durum wheat, the ideal pasta wheat, which are precooked and then dried.
It remains a staple in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt…." MS COMM - Canada