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AfricaRice agronomist Kazuki Saito wins France’s prestigious Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize

COTONOU, Benin, 17 March 2015 – Dr Kazuki Saito, AfricaRice agronomist from Japan, was awarded the Agropolis Foundation’s  Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize in a ceremony held on 16 March 2015 in Montpellier, France, during the Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture 2015. Named after Louis Malassis, a renowned French agronomist and agricultural economist … Continue reading

AfricaRice’s new DG takes office, outlines strategic priorities

Describing the 2011-2020 strategic plan of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) to boost the rice sector in Africa as “evidenced-based and therefore very solid and powerful,” the new Director General of AfricaRice Dr Harold Roy-Macauley urged AfricaRice staff “to be adventurous and ingenious in the way we roll out our rice science.” He stated that although AfricaRice’s mandate … Continue reading