rice

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AfricaRice launches free mobile app for rice weed control in Africa

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) has launched a powerful new decision-support tool, called ‘RiceAdvice-WeedManager,’ to help African rice farmers find the most effective and cost-efficient weed management strategies, matching their specific farming conditions and available resources. Potentially all rice farmers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) can benefit from this interactive tool as it can be used … Continue reading

AfricaRice lance une Application mobile gratuite pour lutter contre les adventices du riz en Afrique

Le Centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice) lance un puissant outil novateur d’aide à la prise de décision appelé « RiceAdvice-WeedManager » pour aider les riziculteurs africains à trouver les stratégies de gestion des adventices les plus efficaces et moins onéreuses, adaptées aux conditions spécifiques de leurs exploitations agricoles et aux ressources dont ils disposent. Cet outil … Continue reading

AfricaRice and IRRI agree to a step-change in partnership to harness synergies and accelerate their impact in Africa on rice-based food systems

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to a step-change in their partnership to accelerate delivery on the rapidly growing needs of the African rice sector, in particular, and the Sustainable Development Goals, in general. The two CGIAR Centers will join together to offer a comprehensive, pan-African, multi-focus program of … Continue reading

Asia shares key strategies for rice value chain success with West Africa

“Asia’s rice value chain has undergone a rapid transformation and it is now highly integrated and organized,” said Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) Director General. “We need to identify relevant upstream, midstream and downstream strategies from Asia, which could be applicable in West Africa, to make its rice value chains competitive and transformational, so … Continue reading

Rising temperatures put Africa’s rice production at risk

A new modeling study published today warns that the dry-season irrigated rice in West Africa’s Sahel region has reached the critical threshold of 37 degrees Celcius – the tipping point. Further temperature rise could devastate rice yields in this region due to decreasing photosynthesis at high temperatures. This is an ominous sign as yield reductions … Continue reading

La hausse des températures menace la production rizicole en Afrique

Une étude sur la modélisation, publiée aujourd’hui, prévient que le riz irrigué de contre-saison dans la région du Sahel d’Afrique de l’Ouest a atteint le seuil critique de 37 degrés Celsius – un point déterminant. Une augmentation subséquente de la température aboutirait à la chute des rendements rizicoles dans cette région du fait de la … Continue reading

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

Japan-funded ‘RiceAdvice’ project benefits over 16,000 African farmers

Thanks to a 1-year project supported by the Government of Japan, 200 trained service providers have helped more than 16,000 rice farmers in Mali and Nigeria benefit from ‘RiceAdvice’, a customized crop management decision support tool, leading to increased productivity, efficiency and profits. Developed by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), the RiceAdvice app, which can … 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

AfricaRice invigorates rice breeding programs in Africa with support from Republic of Korea

The Rural Development Administration (RDA) of the Republic of Korea and the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) have entered into a strategic partnership under the Korea-Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI) to accelerate the development of a new generation of productive and stress-tolerant rice varieties to meet the pressing needs of rice farmers and consumers … Continue reading

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