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Enhancing West Africa’s Rice Competitiveness: Common Strategy Developed to Improve Impact of Policy Research

Cotonou, Benin — International and national experts in rice policy research in West Africa have developed a common strategy to improve the impact of policy research and institutional arrangements on the competitiveness of the rice sector in the region. The experts representing Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), … Continue reading

$35 Million AfDB-ARI NERICA Dissemination Project in West Africa Takes Off

Cotonou, Benin — The regional launching of the African Development Bank (AfDB)-funded New Rice for Africa (NERICA) dissemination project took place during an official ceremony on 12 May 2005 in Accra, Ghana. The overall coordination of the project will be carried out by the African Rice Initiative (ARI), which is hosted by the Africa Rice Center (WARDA). The launching … Continue reading