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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

Historic change for rice research in Africa — Eastern and Central African countries join WARDA as members

03 October 2007, COTONOU, Benin — The just-concluded 26th session of the Council of Ministers of the Africa Rice Center (WARDA), held in Abuja under the chairmanship of Dr Abba Sayyadi Ruma, Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Federal Republic of Nigeria, signaled a historic change for rice research in sub-Saharan Africa. The Council formally approved the expansion … 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