ICC WEBINAR: A new protocol for Rice Variety Identification

Join the upcoming ICC webinar organised in cooperation with the China Grain Products R&D and the National Taiwan University on



Date: 20th October 2020 | 14:00 hrs CET | 08:00 pm UTC+8
Price: Free for ICC Members | € 35 for Non-Members

Rice is a stable food in Asia and many other parts of the world which is getting more and more popular. The rice variety plays an important role in quality of rice products and the decision of their price. Recently, the adulteration of rice varieties happens in many countries due to the commercial interest.

Dr. Kae-kang Hwo, from the Department of Agronomy at the National Taiwan University, established a protocol for rice variety identification with a novel set of 12 simple sequence repeats (SSR) markers, which has been tested by two stages of international ring trials. This identification method has been applied for an ICC Standard and will be introduced during this webinar.

This webinar organised by ICC in cooperation with the China Grain Products R&D Institute and the Department of Aronomy at the National Taiwan University will consist of 

  • 5 self-study tutorials providing recorded presentation and videos
  • A LIVE discussion forum with Prof. Kae-kang Hwu

You can find further information and register HERE.

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ICC welcomes a new Corporate Member!

ICC is pleased to welcome its new Corporate Member, the African Milling School, Nairobi, Kenya.

African Milling School is a training institution located in Nairobi. They train millers and personnel involved in grain milling from all over Africa and the Middle East on all the processes involved grain milling. They have a keen interest in wheat and maize milling as well as pulses.

African Milling School also provides machine calibration, reference laboratory services and consultancy services with regards to matters grain and flour quality.

We look forward to a fruitful cooperation!





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Country Member organisations can support in nominating potential candidates for the ICC President Elect 2021 - 2022 - nominations should be made by 2 October 2020.

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