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Africa Rice Congress Adopts Far-reaching Resolutions and Bestows First Congressional Honor on Dr Nwanze

Cotonou, Benin — At the just concluded Africa Rice Congress in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, organized by the Africa Rice Center (WARDA) under the aegis of the Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives, a set of strategic resolutions were adopted that have far-reaching implications for the future of rice research and development in Africa. Resolutions of the … Continue reading

xperts Underline Four Prerequisites for Rice-Based Green Revolution in Africa Policy, Capacity Building, Technologies and Infrastructure

Cotonou, Benin — Leading policy analysts and researchers attending the Africa Rice Congress—a groundbreaking meeting taking place in Tanzania to chart the way forward for rice research and development in sub-Saharan Africa—have emphasized that to bring about a rice-based Green Revolution in the region, equal attention should be urgently given to four areas: policy; capacity building; … Continue reading

Overwhelming Optimism for the Future of Rice in Africa as the First Africa Rice Congress Gets Underway

Cotonou, Benin —  World-renowned researchers attending the first Africa Rice Congress are confident that a rice-based Green Revolution in Africa is achievable and can be accelerated through strong partnership among national and international research centers, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations and policy-makers. African policy-makers were urged to put in place the right policies and infrastructure to maximize … Continue reading