African rice

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Birthplace of African rice domestication identified in Mali

05 July 2018 © AfricaRice/R. Raman Togolese farmers from Danyi’s plateau still cultivate indigenous africain rice, Oryza glaberrima. An international study, coordinated by researchers from IRD-France, and involving the CEA and the Africa Rice Centre (AfricaRice), has identified the geographic origin of African rice domestication. By sequencing over 246 African wild and cultivated rice genomes, the … 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

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