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NERICAs Grow in Number: New Varieties Named

Cotonou, Benin — Based on their excellent performance and high popularity among farmers, 11 more New Rice for Africa (NERICA) varieties were named by the Africa Rice Center (WARDA) Variety Nomination Committee in March 2005. This brings the total number of upland NERICA varieties characterized and named by the Center to 18, including the original … Continue reading

Africa Rice Center Announces New Board Chair, Vice Chair

Cotonou, Benin — Mr Gaston Grenier, a Canadian national, was elected as the new Chair and Mrs Mary Uzo B. Mokwunye, a Nigerian national, as the new Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Africa Rice Center (WARDA). Both of them have been serving as Board members. “We are delighted to have elected … Continue reading

WARDA Scientists Vigorously Engaged in Brainstorming, Planning and Doing Research in Benin

Cotonou, Benin — “In spite of their traumatic experience in November 2004 at the Center’s headquarters in Côte d’Ivoire, our staff have settled down quickly in Cotonou, which has proven to be a safe haven for research,” stated Africa Rice Center (WARDA) Director General Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze at a press conference held in connection … Continue reading