The economic impact of error in rice moisture measurement

Rice Moisture 2

Rice is a global staple food; the primary source of complex carbohydrates for over half the world’s people. Moisture control is crucial to ensuring the quality of rice. Improper moisture levels at different stages of rice production can result in harvesting loss, spoilage of grain in storage, higher drying costs, loss of quality, and weight loss.
In this policy brief document, explore the importance of rice moisture measurement to economies across the Asia-Pacific. Guidance and suggestions for policymakers are included, as well as an impactful example from Thailand.