Africa

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An IFAD-supported network invested in reaching the full food potential of crops in Africa

14 March 2019, Kampala, Uganda – This is a project borne of a vision shared by the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP), the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), that achieving food security can only come from the resolve and engagement of national actors across the crop delivery chain. They are … Continue reading

AfricaRice and IRRI agree to a step-change in partnership to harness synergies and accelerate their impact in Africa on rice-based food systems

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to a step-change in their partnership to accelerate delivery on the rapidly growing needs of the African rice sector, in particular, and the Sustainable Development Goals, in general. The two CGIAR Centers will join together to offer a comprehensive, pan-African, multi-focus program of … Continue reading

Asia shares key strategies for rice value chain success with West Africa

“Asia’s rice value chain has undergone a rapid transformation and it is now highly integrated and organized,” said Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) Director General. “We need to identify relevant upstream, midstream and downstream strategies from Asia, which could be applicable in West Africa, to make its rice value chains competitive and transformational, so … Continue reading

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

Project launched to tap rice potential of Africa’s lowlands

19 August 2010, Cotonou, Benin – A project to help African rice farmers maximize the vast potential of inland valleys, through ecological management has just been launched by the Benin-based Africa Rice Center(AfricaRice) with technical and financial support from Japan. Inland valleys in sub-Saharan Africa constitute a largely unexploited land resource of about 190 million hectares … Continue reading

Radio, video key to agricultural innovation in Africa

Two-thirds of rural women creatively applied ideas illustrated by videos demonstrating improved food processing techniques compared to less than 20 percent who attended training workshops 11 June 09, Cotonou, Benin – Conventional media, radio and video, are powerful, accessible and relevant forces of agricultural innovation and transformation in Africa than usually considered, a study published … Continue reading

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