Honorary Membership Application
Central and West Asian Rice Center (CWARice) established to develop and improve rice production and processing in CWA region countries. CWARice with three main principals; Collaboration, Coordination and Cooperation (C.C.P) and also creating synergies and experience exchange between Central and West Asian countries including: Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iraq, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan tries to enhance their food security. With the consensus among (plenipotentiaries) delegates from above-mentioned countries as well as representatives of international organizations such as FAO, ECO and IDB, and with the agreement and support of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Ministry of Jihad-e- Agriculture (Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO)) of I. R. of Iran and the Governor's Office of Guilan, Central and West Asian Rice Center (CWARice) as the first regional rice center in the world established on 12 September 2011, in Rasht, Iran originally under the name of the Regional Rice Research and Training Center for Central and West Asia (RRTC-CWA). Then, at the first High Level Regional Meeting for Cooperation on Rice R&D coincided with the fourth Technical Management (TMC) of Central and Western Asian Countries on 9-11 May 2016 considering a wider area of rice activity under the new name, Central and West Asian Rice Center (CWARice) was approved by all member countries. The covered region by CWARice includes 10 aforesaid countries, but it could include more than 20 proposed countries.
Indeed, identifying, organizing and creating a network of CWARice activists for empowering rice sector of CWA region in a wide range of counseling and policymaking, as the centerpiece of decisions and actions, will play an effective role in sustainable development of rice sector of CWA region.
1. Identifying and organizing regional - international rice activists in CWA region to expand the participation of a wider range of actors and beneficiaries from public and private sectors and NGOs for a targeted and more effective presence in the rice society of Central and West Asia.
2. Establishing a targeted regional activists network in the field of rice production, market, industry, as well as rice byproducts in the form of a cross-border rice union.
3. Improving economy of rice production, job creation, income generation, and the prosperity of the rice business market in Central and West Asia, focused on the activists of the private and public sectors
4. Sustainable development of agriculture- rice production.