Africa Rice Center

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AfricaRice wins prestigious Al-Sumait Prize 2019

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 28 November 2019 – Recognizing the important role of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) in enhancing food security in Africa, the Board of Trustees of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development named the Center as one of the two winners of the US$1 million Al-Sumait Food Security Prize 2019. The Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance … Continue reading

31st Session of AfricaRice Council of Ministers to convene in Dakar, Senegal

The 31st Ordinary Session of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) Council of Ministers (CoM) will convene, 25-27 September 2018, in Dakar, Senegal, under the auspices of the CoM Chair, His Excellency Dr Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Infrastructure of Senegal. The highest governing body of AfricaRice is the Council of Ministers consisting … Continue reading

AfricaRice lance une base de données météorologiques en ligne à l’intention des chercheurs

Le Centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice) a le plaisir d’annoncer le lancement de sa base de données météorologiques en ligne afin de faciliter le partage de toutes ses données météorologiques avec ses chercheurs et ses partenaires, en particulier les systèmes nationaux de recherche agricole. « Le site Web donnera accès aux bulletins météorologiques quotidiens détenus ou distribués … Continue reading

AfricaRice launches online weather database for researchers

Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is pleased to announce the launch of its online weather database to facilitate sharing of all its weather data with researchers within the Center and amongst its partners, particularly the national agricultural research systems. “The website will provide access to daily weather records owned or distributed by AfricaRice,” said Dr Pepijn van Oort, … Continue reading

Representatives from Ivorian government and AfDB express strong support for AfricaRice at Board of Trustees meeting

Dignitaries from the Ivorian government and the African Development Bank (AfDB) expressed their strong support for the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) during the 40thmeeting of the AfricaRice Board of Trustees, 7-9 September 2016, at the center’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The government dignitaries, who visited the headquarters on 8 September, comprised Prof. Ramata Ly-Bakayoko, Minister … Continue reading

AfricaRice appoints new Deputy Director General-Director of Research for Development

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is pleased to announce the appointment of  Dr Etienne Duveiller as the new Deputy Director General-Director of Research for Development (DDG-DR4D), following an extensive global search and recruitment process. He will assume his new position on 1 September 2016. Dr Duveiller, a Belgian national, has more than 30 years of … Continue reading

Project launched to harness resilient traits from African rice

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) has launched a 5-year project to rapidly identify and harness high-value genes from Oryza glaberrima – known commonly as the African rice as it is a cultivated species that is found only in Africa – for developing new rice varieties that can cope with the increasing challenges of drought, flooding and soil-related constraints such … Continue reading

Lancement d’un projet visant à exploiter les caractères résilients du riz africain

Le Centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice) a lancé un projet de 5 ans en vue de l’identification et de l’exploitation rapides des gènes de grande valeur issus de Oryza glaberrima – communément appelé le riz africain, car il s’agit d’une espèce qui ne se trouve qu’en Afrique – en vue de la mise au point de nouvelles variétés de riz qui … Continue reading

Les experts rizicoles dévoilent de nouvelles variétés de riz tolérantes aux stress pour l’Afrique sous la marque ARICA

Le Groupe d’action de sélection rizicole à l’échelle de l’Afrique abrité par le Centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice) a récemment nommé six variétés dotées d’une tolérance améliorée aux stress environnementaux sous l’appellation ARICA, qui signifie Variétés de riz avancées pour l’Afrique. « Il s’agit de la seconde série de nominations depuis le lancement de la marque ARICA en 2013 pour … Continue reading

Rice experts roll out new stress-tolerant rice varieties for Africa under ARICA brand

The Africa-wide Rice Breeding Task Force, convened by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), has recently nominated six varieties with improved tolerance to environmental stresses as ARICA, which stands for Advanced Rice Varieties for Africa. “This is the second series of nominations since the ARICA brand was launched in 2013 to offer farmers a new generation of high-performing rice varieties for Africa,” … Continue reading