BRIA is operational with over 30 staff members employed in different regions and
holds eight offices in four Southeast Asian nations.
BRIA in South East Asia
- BRIA’s agriculture component promotes capacity development and training, and market linkages whereas the nutrition component is focused on oil and rice fortification. BRIA operates in three priority provinces, i.e., North Sumatra, East Java, and Central Java, main rice production areas. In North Sumatra, BRIA has selected four districts, namely Langkat, Deli Serdang, Serdang Bedagai, and Simalungun. Currently, BRIA works in an office in Medan and has one representation in Jakarta.
Philippines - Fostering Agriculture and Rice Marketing by improved Education and Rural Advisory Services (FARMERS)
- BRIA seeks to promote better rice production, better market linkages, and policy dialogue and knowledge management to contribute to food security and higher incomes of farmers. The activities are launched in Aurora, Southern Leyte and Iloilo where a significant impact on the development of the rice sector is expected. Its offices are located in Makati (Metro Manila), Iloilo City and Baybay City.
- BRIA’s activities of farmer training for sustainable rice production, improving postharvest efficiency, and promoting market linkages and young agri-preneurs are conducted in the four northeastern provinces of Ubon Ratchathani, Sisaket, Surin, and Roi Et. An edutainment TV reality contest to raise awareness for sustainable production features two teams of farmers in the two central provinces of Ayutthaya and Suphanburi. BRIA has one regional office at the Ubon Ratchathani Rice Seed Centre and in Bangkok one office at the Rice Department on Kasetsart University's Bangkhen Campus and its Regional Secretariat.
Sustainable Management of Rice production systems through introduction of improved Technologies (SMART)
- BRIA aims to achieve sustainable production and increase the quality of Vietnamese rice, strengthen the rice quality control system and create public-private partnerships (PPP). BRIA plans to implement the PPP pilot models in the three provinces of Dong Thap, Hau Giang and Kien Giang in the Mekong Delta. BRIA has an office in Ho Chi Minh City.