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AfricaRice Council of Ministers sends strong signal of commitment to drive Africa’s rice agenda

The 31st Ordinary Session of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) Council of Ministers held recently under the chairmanship of His Excellency Dr Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Infrastructure of Senegal, reaffirmed strongly its commitment to support AfricaRice to help accelerate Africa’s rice self-sufficiency. Calling it a “historic” session, the chair stated, “The … Continue reading

Le Conseil des ministres d’AfricaRice affirme son engagement à redynamiser le secteur rizicole en Afrique

La 31e session ordinaire du Conseil des ministres (CM) du Centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice), tenue récemment sous la présidence de Son Excellence Dr Papa Abdoulaye Seck, ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Équipement rural du Sénégal, a réaffirmé avec force son engagement à soutenir AfricaRice pour accélérer l’autosuffisance en riz en Afrique. Qualifiant cette session … Continue reading

Rice experts in Africa adopt a new way of doing business for greater impact

As part of a global program on rice science that has laid out concrete and quantifiable key impacts to benefit the poor, the hungry, and the environment in the next 25 years, rice experts in Africa have adopted a more interdisciplinary and product-oriented approach in order to deliver greater development impacts. The innovative program known … Continue reading

World experts welcome wind of change in Africa’s rice research

24 November 2008, Cotonou, Benin – An international Scientific Advisory Committee has hailed the changes in the new research thrusts of the Africa Rice Center (WARDA), stating that the Center has very high responsibilities as it is “the strategic crossroads of rice research for Africa today.” The changes include: A clear focus on the development of … Continue reading

WARDA Board approves new research directions targeting major rice challenges in Africa

01 April 2008, COTONOU, Benin — Deeply concerned by issues such as climate change and soaring rice prices, particularly in relation to their impacts on Africa, the Board of Trustees of the Africa Rice Center (WARDA) at its recent meeting approved the new research directions proposed by the Center to urgently address these challenges. “This meeting was … Continue reading

Agro-based micro-enterprises hold promise for HIV/AIDS-affected farming communities in Africa

24 October 2007, COTONOU, Benin — Agro-based micro-enterprises, such as food processing and small livestock production, can offer economic security and a life of dignity to HIV/AIDS-affected farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This was emphasized by the multi-sectoral group of experts attending the international conference “From research to action: mitigating HIV/AIDS impacts on agriculture … Continue reading

African rice production gets major boost

6 August 2007, COTONOU, Benin — With rising international rice prices threatening to double their US$2 billion annual rice import bill, the rice-consuming nations of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have finally received some good news. Three of the world’s leading international agricultural research institutes have announced plans to combine their activities in Africa and so create … Continue reading

WARDA Board Endorses Harmonization of Activities with CIAT, IITA and IRRI

28 March 2007, COTONOU, Benin — At its just-concluded meeting, the Africa Rice Center (WARDA) Board of Trustees strongly endorsed the process of harmonization of specific activities of the Center with those of the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). WARDA is … Continue reading