West Africa

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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

Feeding people, feeding minds – African Development Bank rice project sows success in West Africa

22 November 2007, COTONOU, Benin — West Africa is one of the poorest regions of the world. Yet, thanks to a groundbreaking project, rice farmers in this region are able to make enough profit from their farms to send their children to school and provide them with better health care. The project worth about USD 35 million … Continue reading