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Africa Rice Center actively assists African member states manage the rice crisis

28 April 2008, COTONOU, Benin — The Africa Rice Center (WARDA) is helping its member states manage the rice crisis through a combination of short-term actions reinforced by medium- to long-term strategies supporting their domestic rice sectors. “The rice crisis is not really a surprise for WARDA and our member states,” said WARDA Director General … Continue reading

Scientists meet to launch a multi-million dollar project to step up rice production in Africa and Asia

3 March 2008, COTONOU, Benin — National and international rice specialists are taking part in a meeting to launch a multi-million dollar project on “Stress-tolerant rice for poor farmers in Africa and South Asia” at theAfrica Rice Center (WARDA), Cotonou, Benin, 5–7 March 2008. The project, which will be carried out by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) … Continue reading

Economists Draw Urgent Attention to Africa’s Looming Rice Crisis

28 June 2007, COTONOU, Benin — Participants of the Third Annual Meeting of the Africa Policy Research and Advocacy Group at the Africa Rice Center (WARDA), 25-27 June, in Cotonou, Benin, expressed deep concern about the current world rice situation and its implications for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). World rice reserves, estimated at 80.6 million tonnes in 2005-06, are at … Continue reading