farmers

This tag is associated with 3 posts

Nigeria releases AfricaRice “flood-tolerant” rice strains

In a major breakthrough for Nigeria, which is subject to recurrent and devastating flooding, two high-yielding flood-tolerant rice varieties developed by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) – FARO 66 and FARO 67 – have been officially approved for cultivation. The flood-tolerant varieties were selected based on farmers’ rankings and results of on-station, multilocation and on-farm … 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

Japan and AfricaRice promote ‘RiceAdvice’ app to bolster rice yield and youth employment in Nigeria and Mali

With a $1.8 million grant from the Government of Japan, the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) has launched a 1-year project to disseminate a customized crop management decision support tool – called RiceAdvice – in Nigeria and Mali, to help improve rice productivity, maximize rice farmers’ investment potential, catalyze youth employment and reduce environmental footprints compared … Continue reading