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Thousands of West African Rice Seed Samples Conserved in WARDA Genebank Threatened by the Ivoirian Crisis

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire —  “The precious germplasm collection of the local African rice species (Oryza glaberrima) that has been painstakingly built and conserved over many years in the genebank of the West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) will be irretrievably lost if the present crisis continues,” said Dr Kanayo F Nwanze, Director General, WARDA. “About … Continue reading