rice production

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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

African Experts Showcase a Major Drive to Double Rice Production in Response to Burgeoning Consumer Demand

Coming 2 Years after a Catastrophic Rice Crisis, a Major Scientific Congress Focuses Debate on Rice Trends and New Research Directions 22 March 2010, Bamako, Mali — With memories of the devastating global rice price crisis fresh in their minds, experts from Africa and beyond, meeting in Mali from 22-26 March, call for long-term commitment … Continue reading

As the era of cheap rice on the global markets draws to a close, African countries step up national rice production

Last year international rice prices jumped to record highs sparking widespread food riots in several import-dependent Africa countries 3 September 2009, Lome, Togo – Following the shock increase in food prices, which sparked food riots in several African cities early last year, several member countries of the Africa Rice Center adopted key policy measures recommended … Continue reading

Emergency Rice Initiative launched to help African countries severely hit by soaring prices

Concrete action plans developed to urgently stimulate rice production in 11 African countries as an immediate follow-up to the Rome World Food Summit 17 June 2008, Cotonou, Benin – In response to the current soaring rice prices, an Emergency Rice Initiative for Africa has just been launched to provide urgent assistance to rice-growing countries in the … Continue reading

At Time of Food Crisis, New Rice Varieties Boost Africa’s Rice Production

On Eve of TICAD, Experts Warn Current Dependence on Rice Imports Is ‘Recipe for Disaster’ for Africa; Production Still Lags Far Behind Consumption 23 May 2008, COTONOU, Benin — As African governments and tens of millions of poor African consumers faced a dangerous rice crisis in 2007, new rice varieties adapted to African conditions helped … Continue reading