IRRI Rice Quality Assessment Kit
We are currently in the process of outsourcing the IRRI Grain Quality Assessment Kit because as a non-profit institution IRRI is not allowed to sell items in large numbers. The process in ongoing and should be completed within 2019. You can then get information about availability, shipping and prices from our collaborator GrainPro Inc. Philippines.
Link to GrainPro product inquiry: https://grainpro.com/product-inquiry/
Quality is not always easy to define as it depends on the consumer and the intended end-use for the grain. All end-users want the best quality that they can afford. Lately, the demand by the consumer for better quality rice has increased, countries like Cambodia and Myanmar are trying to become major rice exporters and consequently there is a lot of pressure on producers and processors to produce better quality rice. The first step is to understand better the rice quality traits and the factors in rice production and processing which affect those quality traits. The next step is to enable farmers and processors to quantify rice quality so that they can identify problems and make the neccessary adjustments to minimize quality loss along the rice value chain. The IRRI Rice Quality Assessment Kit consists of a set of various tools that help measuring one or several paddy, milled rice or seed quality traits. It is intended to be used in postharvest and other quality related training courses but several of the kits have already been purchased by millers and other value chain actors to help them in their daily tasks too.
Quality traits that can be measured using the Quality Kit
The IRRI Quality Kit can be used to quantify the following quality traits either by direct measurement or by calculation.
Components of the Quality Kit
The Quality Kit consists of the components listed below. Please note that IRRI compiles the kits from tools that are partly manufactured to the specifications of IRRI and partly sourced in the markets. Depending on the suppliers the tools can look different than they appear on photos but they will perform similarly.