Hom Mali, or Thai jasmine fragrant rice, was named the best rice in the world at the 12th World Rice Conference 2020, held in the United States on 1-3 December 2020.
Rice Conference 2020, held in the United States on 1-3 December 2020.
The contest is held each year at the annual World Rice Conference.
Thailand has won the first prize six times at the contest – in 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2020.
Vietnam was ranked second and Cambodia third at the contest this year.
Hom Mali is among the types of Thai rice exports with the highest volume. The brand of Hom Mali is well-known worldwide, especially in the high-end market.