sub-Saharan Africa

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AfricaRice launches online weather database for researchers

Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is pleased to announce the launch of its online weather database to facilitate sharing of all its weather data with researchers within the Center and amongst its partners, particularly the national agricultural research systems. “The website will provide access to daily weather records owned or distributed by AfricaRice,” said Dr Pepijn van Oort, … Continue reading

‘Smart-valleys: Trainer-facilitator’s manual’ released by AfricaRice

AfricaRice is pleased to announce the release of a manual, which will serve as a resource for trainer-facilitators to help field technicians and farmers develop Smart-valleys on the ground. Smart-valleys is a participatory, sustainable and low-cost approach to develop inland valleys for rice-based production systems in sub-Saharan Africa. The Smart-valleys approach was developed by AfricaRice in collaboration with the Lowlands Division of … 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

Le projet « RiceAdvice » financé par le Japon profite à plus 16 000 riziculteurs africains

Deux cent (200) prestataires de services formés ont aidé plus de 16 000 producteurs de riz au Mali et au Nigeria à bénéficier de « RiceAdvice » grâce à un projet d’un an appuyé par le gouvernement du Japon. Il s’agit là d’un outil d’aide à la décision pour la gestion des cultures, entraînant une productivité accrue, une … 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

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

Agro-based micro-enterprises hold promise for HIV/AIDS-affected farming communities in Africa

24 October 2007, COTONOU, Benin — Agro-based micro-enterprises, such as food processing and small livestock production, can offer economic security and a life of dignity to HIV/AIDS-affected farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This was emphasized by the multi-sectoral group of experts attending the international conference “From research to action: mitigating HIV/AIDS impacts on agriculture … 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