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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

AfricaRice redynamise les programmes de sélection rizicole en Afrique avec l’appui de la République de Corée

L’Administration du développement rural (RDA) de la République de Corée et le Centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice) ont conclu un partenariat stratégique dans le cadre de l’Initiative afro-coréenne de coopération sur l’alimentation et l’agriculture en Afrique (KAFACI) pour accélérer la mise au point d’une nouvelle génération de variétés de riz productives et tolérantes aux … Continue reading

Representatives from Ivorian government and AfDB express strong support for AfricaRice at Board of Trustees meeting

Dignitaries from the Ivorian government and the African Development Bank (AfDB) expressed their strong support for the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) during the 40thmeeting of the AfricaRice Board of Trustees, 7-9 September 2016, at the center’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The government dignitaries, who visited the headquarters on 8 September, comprised Prof. Ramata Ly-Bakayoko, Minister … 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

AfricaRice Board of Trustees elects a new Chair

The 38th meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)  was held between September 7 and 10 at M’bé near Bouaké, its main research station in Côte d’Ivoire, for the first time in 12 years following the civil crisis that forced the Center to scale down its activities in that country.   The Board meeting – an important … 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