Papa Abdoulaye Seck

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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

AfricaRice to boost rice R&D capacity in Eastern and Central Africa

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) Board of Trustees has approved the Center’s Development Plan for 2014-2020, which proposes a stronger presence of the Center in Eastern and Central Africa in response to the growing demand from its member countries to enhance rice research and development (R&D) capacity in the two sub-regions. “We approve the systematic expansion of AfricaRice’s operations in … Continue reading

AfricaRice renforce la capacité de R & D en Afrique de l’Est et du Centre

Le Conseil d’administration du Centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice) a approuvé le plan de développement du Centre pour 2014-2020. Ce plan propose une présence plus forte du Centre en Afrique de l’Est et du Centre en réponse à la demande croissante de ses États membres en vue de renforcer la capacité de recherche et de développement … Continue reading

Chad hosts 29th session of AfricaRice Council of Ministers

The 29th Session of the AfricaRice Council of Ministers was held in N’Djamena, Chad, 10-11 December 2013, under the chairmanship of Hon. Moussa Mahamat Agrey, Chadian Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation. Progress made by AfricaRice since the Council met in 2011 in the Gambia was reviewed. The Council greatly appreciated the significant developments in Africa’s rice sector and … Continue reading

Dr Adama Traoré named Interim Director General of AfricaRice

Dr Adama Traoré named Interim Director General of AfricaRice The Board of Trustees of the Africa Rice Center(AfricaRice) has appointed former Board member and Vice-Chair Dr Adama Traoré as Interim Director General with effect from 12 September 2013. It has also put in place procedures to initiate immediately the selection process for recruiting a new Director … Continue reading

AfricaRice Board congratulates Dr Papa Seck on his nomination as Senegal Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment

We are immensely proud to share the news that Dr Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), has been nominated by the President of Senegal as the new Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment. He will end his appointment at AfricaRice on 12 September 2013 after seven years of outstanding leadership. … Continue reading

Le Conseil d’administration d’AfricaRice félicite Dr Papa Seck pour sa nomination au poste de et de l’Équipement rural du Sénégal

Nous sommes très fiers de partager avec vous la nouvelle concernant Dr Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Directeur général du Centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice), qui a été nommé par le président du Sénégal comme nouveau ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Équipement rural. Il cessera ses fonctions à AfricaRice le 12 septembre 2013 après sept années de … Continue reading

AfricaRice : le rendement moyen du riz en Afrique subsaharienne a augmenté de 30 % après la crise rizicole

Une analyse effectuée par le Centre du riz en Afrique (AfricaRice) a révélé que le taux de croissance de la production de paddy en Afrique subsaharienne (ASS) est passé de 3,2  % par an avant la crise rizicole (2000–2007) à 8,4  % par an après la crise rizicole (2007–2012). L’analyse a également montré que le rendement moyen … Continue reading

AfricaRice: Average rice yield in SSA has jumped 30% after rice crisis

An analysis by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) has revealed that the paddy rice production growth rate in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) shot up from 3.2% per year before the rice crisis (2000–2007) to 8.4% per year after the rice crisis (2007–2012). The analysis also showed that average rice yield in SSA jumped by about 30% from 2007 to 2012 … Continue reading

BADEA and AfricaRice join hands to build rice R&D capacity in sub-Saharan Africa

More than 40 participants from 19 African countries benefited recently from a specially designed hands-on training course on best-bet integrated rice management (IRM) practices that are crucial to bridge yield gaps in farmers’ fields. The course was organized by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) at its Regional Center in Saint Louis, Senegal, with support from … Continue reading