Africa

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Africa’s rice farmers lose $200 million annually to parasitic weeds

An international team of researchers representing the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Wageningen University, has raised the alarm over the enormous economic impact of parasitic weeds on rice production in Africa, threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of resource-poor rice farmers and consumers in the region. Smallholder farmers … 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

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

Rice research and development in Africa create history

The recent news of unprecedented growth rates of rice production and productivity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) based on an analysis of independent data by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) coupled with a remarkable upturn in the funding of the Center were highlighted as “historic developments in rice R&D in SSA” by the AfricaRice Board of … Continue reading