food security

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AfricaRice wins prestigious Al-Sumait Prize 2019

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 28 November 2019 – Recognizing the important role of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) in enhancing food security in Africa, the Board of Trustees of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development named the Center as one of the two winners of the US$1 million Al-Sumait Food Security Prize 2019. The Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance … Continue reading

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 ‘Science Week’ to focus on effective collaboration for large-scale development impact in Africa

Nearly 250 international and national rice research and development partners from the public and private sectors, including representatives of national research and extension programs of 28 African countries, are set to meet at the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) in Cotonou, Benin, 24-27 February, to discuss roadmaps and joint action plans for large-scale development impact in Africa. “We … Continue reading

Endangered African Rice Varieties Gain Elite Status in the Region’s Struggle to Achieve Food Security

New Findings Underline the Promise of Genetically Diverse African Rice for Boosting Production and Adapting it to Climate Change 21 May 2010, Cotonou, Benin – As part of a redoubled effort to stave off future food crises by bringing Africa’s rice production in line with its rapidly growing consumption, scientists have announced a paradigm shift … Continue reading