Sunrice will use its central position in the Australian rice industry to deliver a three-stage quality and prediction program for their national network of growers.
Australia’s leading rice processor and global retailer, Sunrice, has a problem: during processing, rice grains can crack, reducing the amount and quality of product available to sell. Sunrice hopes that by collecting data on the cracking problem and sharing the findings with its network of Australian growers, it can help growers choose rice varieties that are less prone to breakage. The stakes for paving over the ‘cracks’ in the rice supply chain are high: even the smallest change could be worth millions of dollars to local growers.
This project aims to reduce the amount of rice cracked during processing by delivering a digital ‘Product Quality and Prediction’ program in three stages:
Head of Agronomic Research and Development at Sunrice.
PhD Candidate at the Functional Grains Centre at Charles Sturt University