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Headquarters of leading pan-African rice research and development organization to return to Côte d’Ivoire

 
  • AfricaRice recognized as an important partner of Madagascar
    “We are immensely gratified that AfricaRice has been recognized as an important partner of the government of Madagascar to help realize its vision of becoming the rice granary of the Indian Ocean,” said Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) Director General Dr Harold Roy-Macauley during his recent visit to the country. “AfricaRice is best placed to contribute to this goal.” Madagascar and

    5/31/2015

 

  • Rice component of AfDB SARD-SC project reviewed
    An in-depth discussion involving the African Development Bank (AfDB) delegation, AfricaRice and INRAB researchers, actors of the rice value chain engaged in the AfDB-funded project on CGIAR-Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARD-SC) was held during the project mid-term review meeting, 5-6 May 2015, at AfricaRice, Cotonou, Benin.  Dr Samuel

    5/12/2015

    AfricaRice in the news
17 June 2015
Rice FARO 64, 65’ll boost food security in Nigeria, Africa —Breeder
Nigerian Tribune
Dr Mande Semon, Upland Rice Breeder at AfricaRice, Nigeria station, in this interview with FEMI IBIROGBA, explains the benefits of the newly released rice varieties to farmers, Nigeria and Africa in terms of revenue, food security and import substitution.
12 June 2015
Federal Government Approves 15 New Crop Varieties
BizWatchNigeria
Out of the 18 crop varieties submitted for consideration, 15 were recommended to the National Committee for release by its Technical Sub-committee (crops). These include two upland rice variety (Faro 64 and Faro 65); three tomato hybrids (KILELE, CHIBLI and TYLKA); five maize hybrids (SAMMAZ 43, SAMMAZ 44, SC651 and two Ife maize hybrids); one Aflatoxin-resistant maize variety (SAMMAZ 45); two cowpea varieties (SAMPEA 16 and SAMPEA 17, and two wheat varieties (LACRI WHIT-7 and LACRI WHIT-8). Rice Faro 64 and 65, from National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), Badeggi, Africa Rice Centre, Nigeria Station and Cotonou, National Rice/ Maize Centre and University of Ibadan, were recommended for release based on early maturity, high yield and drought tolerance. - See more at: http://bizwatchnigeria.ng/federal-government-approves-15-new-crop-varieties/#sthash.9UBkVZyj.dpuf
11 June 2015
Korea’s support for rice value chain development in West Africa
The Korea Herald
Experts from the African Rice Center argue that even if pockets of production show substantial increases in yields, the average yields for the region do not appear to have significantly changed over the past decade. This is primarily due to the small-scale farmers’ limited access to skills and inputs to improve productivity, reduce post-harvest losses, add value and market their produce.
10 June 2015
Recherches : L’IER S’EVALUE
Mali-Web
Le Comité de programme est l’instance scientifique interne de l’Institut d’économie rurale (IER). Pour l’évaluation de ses productions scientifiques, l’institut est aidé par l’IPR-IFRA de Katibougou, le LCV et Africa rice. Chaque chercheur défend son travail devant ses pairs lors d’une session annuelle. La 21è se tient depuis hier à son siège au Quartier du fleuve, sous la présidence du directeur général de l’institut, le Dr Bourema Dembélé.
3 June 2015
Sierra Leonean appointed FAO’s East Africa coordinator
Politico
Kormawa has held senior leadership positions in international agricultural research institutions. He has notably served as Economist and Coordinator, Rural Sector Enhancement Programme at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria (1999-2004); Principal Policy Economist and Coordinator of the West Africa Rice Economics Task Force at the West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) (2004-2005); and then Assistant Director of Research at WARDA (2005-2007).
29 May 2015
Akinwumi Adésina : un homme des sérails agricoles à la tête de la BAD
Abidjan.net
En effet le huitième président de l’institution bancaire internationale Akinwumi Adésina qui a été de 1995 à 1998 économiste principal et coordinateur des sciences sociales pour l'Institut international d'agriculture tropicale, a servi aussi dans le groupe de travail sur l'économie du riz d'Afrique de l'Ouest de la West Africa Rice Development Association (1990-1995) comme économiste principal et coordinateur. Il fut ensuite l'économiste principal assistant à l'Institut international de recherche sur les cultures des zones tropicales semi-arides.
28 May 2015
BAD/ Qui est le Dr Akinwumi Adesina, le nouveau président ?
NORSUD24
Le Dr Akinwumi Adesina est le ministre nigérian de l’agriculture et du développement rural (2010). Avant d’être nommé à ce poste, il était vice-président (politiques & partenariats) de l’Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Il a également occupé les rôles suivants : économiste principal et coordinateur des sciences sociales pour l’Institut international d’agriculture tropicale (1995-1998), économiste principal et coordinateur pour le groupe de travail sur l’économie du riz d’Afrique de l’Ouest de la West Africa Rice Development Association (1990-1995), ainsi qu’économiste principal assistant à l’Institut international de recherche sur les cultures des zones tropicales semi-arides.
28 May 2015
Nigerian Minister, Adesina, Elected President Of African Development Bank
Sahara Reports
Dr. Adesina has held senior leadership positions in some of the foremost agricultural institutions in the world. He was Principal Economist and Social Science Coordinator for the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan (1995-1998); Principal Economist and Coordinator of the West Africa Rice Economics Task Force at the West Africa Rice Development Association (1990-1995);
28 May 2015
5 Things About New AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina You Probably Don’t Know
Nigeriana
Akinwumi Adesina was elected to become the next President of the African Development Bank. He was the Principal economist and social science coordinator for the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan (1995-1998); He also was the Principal Economist and Coordinator of the West Africa Rice Economics Task Force at the West Africa Rice Development Association (1990-1995), Adesina was the Associate Director, Food Security at the Rockefeller Foundation, where he was in senior leadership positions from 1998- 2008; Also, he was Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria (2010-2015)
27 May 2015
Adhésion à l’AfricaRice : Deux nouvelles variétés de riz tolérantes au froid
Midi Madagasikara
Madagascar fait partie des 25 pays ayant adhéré à l’AfricaRice depuis 2011. C’est un centre de recherche panafricain, créé en 1971. Sa mission est de contribuer à la sécurité alimentaire et la lutte contre la pauvreté à travers la recherche, le partenariat, le renforcement des capacités et le soutien à la politique des systèmes de cultures rizicoles. Notons que le FOFIFA est l’institution de recherche agricole représentant Madagascar à l’AfricaRice.
27 May 2015
Sierra Leone News : Rapid Seed Distribution Project Brings Smiles to Farmers
Awareness Times
“The provision of these seeds is to ensure that in the medium and long term, we have available a seed multiplication system through the provision of foundation seeds including varieties that have been developed by AFRICA RICE,” Sulaiman Sesay, Project coordinator for West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) in Sierra Leone said. In the immediate term, he went on “this programme is to make available seeds that would be planted this planting season so that by the time Ebola completely phases out, there will be food to eat” he stated.
26 May 2015
Les riziculteurs d’altitude bien servie !
Ministère de l'Agriculture
La cérémonie de diffusion de deux nouvelles variétés de riz irrigué d’altitude et de réception de matériels et d’équipements agricoles organisé dans le cadre de partenariat Ministère de l’Agriculture, le Centre du Riz pour l’Afrique ou AfricaRice et FOFIFA s’est tenue en présence de Monsieur Roland RAVATOMANGA, Ministre de l’Agriculture et de Monsieur Harold Roy MACAULEY, le Directeur Général de l’AfricaRice, le vendredi 22 mai 2015 à l’Hôtel des Thermes à Antsirabe.
26 May 2015
국립식량과학원, 28일 청사 이전 기념식
KFDN
기념식은 영상물 상영, 신청사 조성 및 이전 경과보고, 유공자 시상, 아프리카벼연구소(AfricaRice)와의 연구개발동의서(이하 LOA) 체결, 미래비전 발표로 진행한다.
23 May 2015
Madagascar : visite du directeur général de l’AfricaRice
AFRIKIPRESSE
Intéressé par un projet du gouvernement de faire de Madagascar un grenier à riz de l’Océan Indien, le nouveau directeur général de l’AfricaRice, Dr Harold Roy MACAULEY s’est rendu dans la Grande Ile, ces derniers jours.
22 May 2015
Production rizicole : Hery Rajaonarimampianina reçoit l’Africa rice
Première chaine de télévision privée
En fin de semaine dernière, le Président de la République Hery Rajaonarimampianina a reçu au Palais d’Iavoloha, une délégation de l’AfricaRice, dirigée par son Directeur Général, Harold Roy MACAULEY, et des dirigeants de la FOFIFA. « Nous avons discuté de plusieurs thèmes, dont l’idée que Madagascar devienne le grenier à riz de l’Océan Indien », a déclaré Harold Roy Macauley, de l’AfricaRice. « Pour cela, il est important d’améliorer la production du riz pour laquelle AfricaRice offre des opportunités pour la recherche », a-t-il préconisé.
22 May 2015
AFRICARICE : RIZICULTURE ET SÉCURITÉ ALIMENTAIRE
Présidence de la République de Madagascar
« Nous avons discuté de plusieurs thèmes, dont l’idée que Madagascar devienne le grenier à riz de l’Océan Indien » a déclaré Harold Roy Macauley, de l’AfricaRice. Dans ce contexte, il est important d’améliorer la production du riz pour laquelle AfricaRice offre des opportunités pour la recherche ». D’ailleurs, cette institution est dorénavant basée à Madagascar pour appuyer l’augmentation de la production. « Il faudrait également avoir le soutien politique de tous les présidents des pays de la région Océan Indien pour que ce grenier se concrétise » a conclu le Directeur Général d’AfricaRice.
20 May 2015
The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world
The Guardian
The morning after the ministers’ visit, as the sun came up over the open waters of the fjord, Fowler joined officials from the Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen) at Longyearbyen’s airport to process an even bigger delivery. It comprised 58 boxes, containing 20,000 specimens from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Africa Rice Centre, and Seed Savers Exchange – Fowler’s old organisation – which collects and shares seeds among farmers and other growers. The vault is generally opened up only three times a year for deposits and a limited number of people are allowed inside at one time.
18 May 2015
Appui technique aux riziculteurs : lancement du projet Rice-Advice
Newsmada
Le projet Rice-Advice a été lancé officiellement le 6 mai dernier à Antsirabe. Il s’agit d’un outil d’information, d’aide à la décision pour conseiller les riziculteurs dans la gestion de la fertilité des sols et l’élaboration de calendriers rizicoles.
17 May 2015
Le ministre de l'agriculture discute avec le directeur régional d'Africa Rice les différents aspects de la coopération
Agence Mauritanienne d'Information
Nouakchott, 17/05/2015 - La stratégie mauritanienne de développement de la riziculture, la cotisation de la Mauritanie et les missions des experts et chercheurs d'Africa Rice dans notre pays ont constitué les sujets de discussions qu'a eus dimanche à Rosso, le ministre de l'agriculture, M. Brahim Ould M'Bareck Ould Mohamed El Moktar avec le directeur régional d'Africa Rice, M. Kabirou N'diaye.
15 May 2015
Korea, African nations to cooperate on farming, food
Cameroonweb
The RDA and the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC) in Zimbabwe together hosted an agriculture and farming development forum on May 11. At the forum, professionals from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) all presented the results of their cooperative projects with the KAFACI and suggested proposals for further cooperation.
15 May 2015
Sierra Leone News: Famers get high quality rice seeds
awoko
Through the Rapid Ebola Seed Distribution Project (RESDP), farmers in the 13 districts in the country, on Monday received high quality of seed rice worth over three million dollars as a form of providing food for the general population after the ebola. The seed rice includes Nerica L 19, Nerica 4, and Nerica L 20 were procured from Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Mali and Togo, is one of the ebola response support to the agricultural sector, as it was supported by the World Bank to support the provision of planting materials to minimise the impact of ebola on the agriculture sector.
15 May 2015
Amélioration de la productivité : les riziculteurs appuyés techniquement
Portail d'information générales sur les Iles de l'Océan Indien et l'Afrique
Les riziculteurs obtiendront des appuis techniques de la part du ministère de l’Agriculture à travers la mise en œuvre d’un projet intitulé » Rice advice. Ce projet a été lancé officiellement au début de ce mois de mai. Il a comme objectif d’améliorer le rendement tout en ayant une production de qualité et de quantité afin d’augmenter les revenus des producteurs. Cette année, Madagascar espère produire au moins 4 millions de tonnes de riz afin que le pays ne soit plus obligé de recourir à l’importation.
15 May 2015
AUTOSUFFISANCE EN RIZ DANS LA REGION A L’HORIZON 2017 Des contraintes restent à maîtriser
walfadjiri
Pour expliquer cette situation, certaines contraintes sont avancées par des acteurs locaux de cette filière. Pour le président du Cadre régional de concertation des ruraux, par ailleurs président du réseau des producteurs de semence du riz Nerica, Mohamed Cissé, la qualité des semences se pose dans la mesure où la faible quantité des pré-bases demeure un handicap dans la constitution des bases et des R1. Sur ce, pour atteindre cet objectif des autorités étatiques, il faut, selon lui, mettre à la disposition des paysans des semences de «qualité certifiée, de cycle court et de très bons rendements» relativement à la riziculture pluviale comme cela se fait dans la zone.
15 May 2015
AUTOSUFFISANCE EN RIZ DANS LA REGION A L’HORIZON 2017 Des contraintes restent à maîtriser
walfadjiri
Pour expliquer cette situation, certaines contraintes sont avancées par des acteurs locaux de cette filière. Pour le président du Cadre régional de concertation des ruraux, par ailleurs président du réseau des producteurs de semence du riz Nerica, Mohamed Cissé, la qualité des semences se pose dans la mesure où la faible quantité des pré-bases demeure un handicap dans la constitution des bases et des R1. Sur ce, pour atteindre cet objectif des autorités étatiques, il faut, selon lui, mettre à la disposition des paysans des semences de «qualité certifiée, de cycle court et de très bons rendements» relativement à la riziculture pluviale comme cela se fait dans la zone.
14 May 2015
WAAPP launches emergency seed support to farmers
Concord Times
“A lot of effort was made by institutions to bring the seeds into the country, among which are the World Bank who provided the funding, the West and Central Africa Center for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) and AFRICA RICE,” Mr. Sesay informed the gathering. “The upland rice is already in the country and is ready for distribution to the various districts. We have also received some good quantity of lowland seed rice, and each consignment has to go through seed certification process.”
12 May 2015
Govm’t Launches Seed Project -World Bank keen on tangible results
Africa Young Voices (AYV)
The World Bank Country Manager appreciates the role of the MAFFS in coordinating the distribution of the emergency seed and following-up with monitoring and recovery activities, and commends ECOWAS, through CORAF/WECARD for coordinating with the suppliers of the seed from a number of countries in the region (Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo and Nigeria). He extends further appreciation to AfricaRice for the role they played in providing the technical guidance to identify the right type of seed suitable to Sierra Leone. “The coordination between CORAF/WECARD, Africa Rice, Mano River Union and the regional member states has been excellent and is highly acknowledged,” observes Ato-Brown.
10 May 2015
Foreign Rice Importers: Game To Return Nigeria As Dumping Ground
The Guardian
The new rice policy also stated that importation of brown or polished rice should be limited to the national supply gap for import-grade rice. Rice import quotas at the preferential rate of 10 per cent duty and 20 per cent levy will be will be issued to existing and new rice millers/producers based on the national supply gap. Working with rice experts from the Africa Rice Centre, USAID, and from FMARD’s rice value chain, a methodology to determine the national supply gap and allocation of quotas to qualifying rice investors was developed.
7 May 2015
UNL agronomists spearhead standards for using crop data
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA–LINCOLN
The UNL researchers developed their protocols with colleagues from the Netherlands-based Wageningen University; the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Nairobi, Kenya; and the Africa Rice Center in Cotonou, Benin.
6 May 2015
AFDB reviews Strategic Crops in Africa project
The Nation
The second Bank team led by Chief Agricultural Economist and Task Manager for the project, Dr. Ibrahim Amadou, is scheduled to visit Benin and Nigeria. They will first travel to Benin Republic to review progress on AfricaRice activities on the rice value chain. The Project Implementing Unit of AfricaRice, the implementing center for the rice value chain, will make presentations and hold discussions on status of project implementation, critical issues and challenges.
30 Apr 2015
Headquarters of leading pan-African rice research and development organization to return to Côte d’Ivoire Le siège de l’organisation panafricaine leader de la recherche et du développement rizicoles retourne en Côte d’Ivoire
SeedQuest
“We wish to officially inform Ivorian Government authorities and the population as a whole of the AfricaRice Board of Trustees’ decision on the imminent return of AfricaRice from its temporary to its permanent headquarters in Côte d’Ivoire,” said Dr Roy-Macauley.
30 Apr 2015
AfricaRice HQ to return to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
African Farming
“The government has pledged strong support to AfricaRice. This is of mutual interest as the country has set an ambitious target to achieve rice self-sufficiency and be a rice exporter by 2018,” said board member Dr Séraphin Kati-Coulibaly, who also serves as director general of scientific research and technological innovation at the Ivorian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
30 Apr 2015
Filière Riz: ‘’AfricaRice’’ signe son retour en Côte d’Ivoire
lebabi.net
Le Prof. Séraphin Kati-Coulibaly, directeur général de la Recherche scientifique et de l’Innovation technologique au ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche scientifique, s’est également félicité de ce retour. « AfricaRice est l’une des rares structures de recherche agronomique sur les 15 centres de recherche dans le monde, en matière de recherche agronomique, qui est basée en Côte d’Ivoire. C’est pourquoi, le gouvernement a mis tout en œuvre pour la faire revenir », a-t-il indiqué.
30 Apr 2015
Filière Riz: ‘’AfricaRice’’ signe son retour en Côte d’Ivoire
@grici.net
Le Prof. Séraphin Kati-Coulibaly, directeur général de la Recherche scientifique et de l’Innovation technologique au ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche scientifique, s’est également félicité de ce retour. « AfricaRice est l’une des rares structures de recherche agronomique sur les 15 centres de recherche dans le monde, en matière de recherche agronomique, qui est basée en Côte d’Ivoire. C’est pourquoi, le gouvernement a mis tout en œuvre pour la faire revenir », a-t-il indiqué.
28 Apr 2015
AFRICARICE annonce son retour à Abidjan
Financial Afrik
Le Conseil d’administration du Centre africain du riz (AFRICARICE) a autorisé le Dr Harold Roy- Macauley, son nouveau directeur général, à entamer le processus de retour du siège à Abidjan. Délocalisé en 2004 à Cotonou, au Bénin, en raison de la crise que traversait le pays, l’institution a affirmé, dans un communiqué, avoir pris la décision «suite à des mois de discussions avec le gouvernement de Côte d’Ivoire, un suivi étroit de la situation sécuritaire du pays et une analyse à moyen terme des implications financières et programmatiques du déménagement».
27 Apr 2015
Quality rice seed project launched at Nyankpala
Ghana Web
A three-year project aimed at stimulating the production and use of certified and quality rice seeds for rice farmers in the Northern and Upper East regions has been launched at Nyankpala in the Tolon District of the Northern Region. The $1 million project is being implemented by the Africa Rice Centre (Africa Rice) in partnership with the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI), the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), the Agricultural Technology Transfer (ATT) project and other stakeholders in the sector.
24 Apr 2015
Vers le retour du siège d'AfricaRice en Côte d'Ivoire
Abidjan.net
Le Conseil d'administration du Centre africain du riz (AfricaRice), actuellement basé à Cotonou au Bénin, a ordonné au nouveau directeur général, Dr Harold Roy- Macauley, et à son équipe de direction d'initier les premières étapes d'un retour en plusieurs vagues de son siège à Abidjan en Côte d'Ivoire, annonce un communiqué parvenu mercredi à Xinhua dans la capitale économique béninoise
24 Apr 2015
Vers le retour du siège d'AfricaRice en Côte d'Ivoire
Actu plus
Le Conseil d'administration du Centre africain du riz (AfricaRice), actuellement basé à Cotonou au Bénin, a ordonné au nouveau directeur général, Dr Harold Roy- Macauley, et à son équipe de direction d'initier les premières étapes d'un retour en plusieurs vagues de son siège à Abidjan en Côte d'Ivoire, annonce un communiqué parvenu mercredi à Xinhua dans la capitale économique béninoise
23 Apr 2015
Rice seed scaling project launched
World-Grain
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding the project with one million dollars, while Africa Rice Centre is providing the technical support to ensure a successful implementation. The objective of the project is to amongst others, improve seed planning and connect actors along the rice seed value chain, as well as strengthen capacity of rice seed value chain actors to stimulate the development of a sustainable rice seed system in northern Ghana.
22 Apr 2015
MOA Launches ESRRSI Program
Daily Observer
Assistant Minister for Expenditure at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Alieu Faud Nyei, lauded the various partners for their involvement in the project, but indicated that government was very instrumental in bringing the seeds in country. Minister Alieu Faud Nyei thanked Africa Rice Center and ECOWAS for facilitating the smooth transfer of the seeds to Liberia. He further admonished the partners, especially the World Bank, to fast track its support in this intervention, to ensure that all of the seeds needed by the sector are actualized in a timely manner.
22 Apr 2015
Q&A WITH AFRICARICE GENEBANK MANAGER
Crop Trust
Following the recent AfricaRice deposit of 2,400 rice accessions to Svalbard, the Crop Trust sat down with Dr. Marie-Noëlle Ndjiondjop, Head of Genetic Resources Unit and GRiSP Theme 1 Leader for Africa at AfricaRice, to discuss the work of her genebank and the key role rice plays in the life of the continent.
22 Apr 2015
Board approves return of AfricaRice headquarters to Côte d’Ivoire
The Global Miller
Appreciating the achievements made against the milestones set for the CGIAR Research Program on Rice, known as the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), Dr Matlon remarked, “We are impressed with the scope and quality of the work done.” The Board was also pleased with the results of the Center-commissioned external review of the ‘Sustainable Productivity Enhancement (SPE)’ program of AfricaRice
22 Apr 2015
Le Conseil d’administration approuve le retour du siège d’AfricaRice en Côte d’Ivoire
AlphaGalileo
COTONOU, Bénin, le 21 avril 2015 – Le Conseil d’administration d’AfricaRice a ordonné au nouveau Directeur général Dr Harold Roy-Macauley et à son équipe de direction d’initier les premières étapes d’un retour en plusieurs vagues de son siège à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. La date de septembre 2015 a été fixée comme date cible pour le transfert de la plupart des fonctions du siège dans le nouvel emplacement.
22 Apr 2015
Board approves return of AfricaRice headquarters to Côte d’Ivoire
SeedQuest
The decision was taken at a Board meeting in Cotonou, Benin, 24-27 March 2015, and followed months of discussions with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, close monitoring of the evolving security situation in the country and a medium-term analysis of the financial and programmatic implications of the move. A strategy to re-open major research operations at the Center’s 700 hectare research complex at M’bé, near Bouaké, was also agreed. The Government of Côte d’Ivoire generously gave AfricaRice a building in Abidjan to house the new Headquarters and began providing financial support to defray part of the transfer costs. The Government and AfricaRice had earlier agreed on a revised host-country agreement that provides the Center with the necessary privileges and immunities to operate efficiently.
21 Apr 2015
Junta aprueba retorno de la sede AfricaRice a Côte d'Ivoire
Ruta de Arroz
El Gobierno de Côte d'Ivoire dio generosamente AfricaRice un edificio en Abidjan para albergar la nueva sede y comenzó a proporcionar apoyo financiero para sufragar parte de los gastos de transferencia. El Gobierno y AfricaRice habían acordado anteriormente en un acuerdo con el país anfitrión revisada que ofrece el Centro con los privilegios e inmunidades necesarios para operar de manera eficiente.
21 Apr 2015
Board Approves Return of AfricaRice Headquarters to Côte d'Ivoire
allAfrica
The AfricaRice Board of Trustees has directed the new Director General Dr Harold Roy-Macauley and his Management team to initiate the first steps of a multi-phase return of its Headquarters to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. September 2015 was set as the target date to have most Headquarters functions transferred to the new location.
21 Apr 2015
Board Approves Return of AfricaRice Headquarters to Côte d'Ivoire
AlphaGalileo
“The government has pledged strong support to AfricaRice. This is of mutual interest as the country has set an ambitious target to achieve rice self-sufficiency and be a rice exporter by 2018,” stated AfricaRice Board member Dr Séraphin Kati-Coulibaly, Director General of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation, Ivorian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Thanking Dr Kati-Coulibaly for bringing additional assurances from the government and also for his personal efforts to move forward the process, the Board Chair Dr Peter Matlon said, “We wish to convey our appreciation to the Ivorian government and confirm that we are equally committed to helping it achieve its national objectives.”
1 Apr 2015
Over 2000 hybrid rice lines selected for breeding programs during the 8th HRDC annual meeting
IRRI Blog
A total of 2,500 breeding lines were selected by members of the Hybrid Rice Development Consortium (HRDC) during its 8th annual meeting annual meeting at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Headquarters on 25-27 March. Scientists from IRRI and the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) presented the latest developments in hybrid rice breeding.
25 Mar 2015
Training the trainers: NRI collaborating with AfricaRice to develop e-learning modules
University of Greenwich
Scalable technologies are research outputs being developed by AfricaRice and collaborating institutes which are ready for large scale dissemination to farmers. These technologies include new rice varieties, farm machinery such as power tillers, mechanical weeders and parboilers, and integrated approaches such as ‘SMART-valleys’ – a low-cost, participatory, sustainable approach to develop inland valleys in sub-Saharan Africa for rice-based systems. Also included are and Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions like RiceAdvice, a decision support app for providing farmers with field-specific management guidelines.
17 Mar 2015
AfricaRice agronomist Kazuki Saito wins France's prestigious Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize
SeedQuest
Dr Kazuki Saito, AfricaRice agronomist from Japan, was awarded the Agropolis Foundation's Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize in a ceremony held on 16 March 2015 in Montpellier, France, during the Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture 2015. AfricaRice Deputy Director General Dr Marco Wopereis said “Saito has always shown determination, stamina and leadership in conducting field research in close collaboration with researchers and farmers, leading to tangible results often under difficult circumstances.” Saito has been actively involved in training researchers, extension workers and students in themes relating to agronomy, including making use of smart phones to facilitate data entry and recognition of symptoms of pests, diseases and nutrient disorders in the field. “Saito is a worthy recipient of the prestigious Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize and the AfricaRice family is very proud of his achievements,” AfricaRice Director General Dr Harold Roy-Macauley said.
17 Mar 2015
AfricaRice agronomist Kazuki Saito wins France's prestigious Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize
AlphaGalileo
Dr Kazuki Saito, AfricaRice agronomist from Japan, was awarded the Agropolis Foundation's Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize in a ceremony held on 16 March 2015 in Montpellier, France, during the Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture 2015.
17 Mar 2015
2015 Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize & Olam Prizes Awardees
Agropolis Fondation
Working to close the yield gap. Originally from the rice producing province of Niigata in Japan, Kazuki Saito has been working on improving rice productivity and farmers’ livelihood in fragile environments since 2000, when he started his Master’s degree in Southeast Asia. He has earned his PhD in Agriculture from Kyoto University in 2005 and then moved to Cotonou, Benin, in 2006 to work as rice agronomist/ agro-physiologist at the Africa Rice Center.
16 Mar 2015
AfricaRice’s new DG takes office, outlines strategic priorities
The Global Miller
Describing the 2011-2020 strategic plan of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) to boost the rice sector in Africa as “evidenced-based and therefore very solid and powerful,” the new Director General of AfricaRice Dr Harold Roy-Macauley urged AfricaRice staff “to be adventurous and ingenious in the way we roll out our rice science.”
15 Mar 2015
Rice Science In Africa Gets A New Director General
Science 2.0
Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley, new Director General of AfricaRice, doesn't want to just improve rice science for Africa, he wants to make the continent a world leader in it. The rice sector in Africa is going to be “evidenced-based and therefore very solid and powerful,” he says. At a time when the developed world agonizes over the value of science, Africa sees an opportunity to grab a lot of market share by using science to improve their food production and become a next exporter, and then the rest of the world can play catch up.
13 Mar 2015
Les grands défis du nouveau Dg d'AfricaRice Harold Roy-Macauley
AJCSB
Harold Roy-Macauley, le nouveau Directeur Général du Centre du Riz pour l'Afrique (AfricaRice), a annoncé les grands défis à réaliser pour booster la production du riz en Afrique, au cours de sa prise de fonction, le 12 mars 2015, à Cotonou, au Bénin.
3 Mar 2015
Louis Malassis Prize Shortlist: The Story Behind the Science of Dr. Kazuki Saito
Farming First
Farming First is pleased to act as media partner for the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize and the inaugural Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security. Our new blog series will showcase stories from scientists nominated for these prestigious prizes. The sixth blog in this series outlines the work of Dr. Kazuki Saito, nominated for the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Young Promising Scientist.
3 Mar 2015
Inside the 'Doomsday' Vault Past the Arctic Circle
ABCnews
"The aim of back-up of our collection at Svalbard is to conserve viable African rice diversity forever and available for research for the next generation of scientists," Marie Noelle Ndjiondjop, head of AfricaRice genetic resources unit, told ABC News.
2 Mar 2015
Forest tree seeds arrive at Svalbard's 'Doomsday vault'
BBCnews
Other new arrivals at Svalbard include soy bean, barley, lentil, sorghum and wheat samples from the US Department of Agriculture, and almost 2,500 rice samples from AfricaRice. "Africa is bearing the brunt of all of the global challenges that threaten food security, such as political instability, climate change and population increase," explain Dr Marie-Noelle Ndjiondjop, head of AfricaRice's Genetic Resources Unit. "We must not lose the ability to develop the crops that will help us meet and overcome these challenges."
1 Mar 2015
Imported rice dampens African output
Business Week
KAMPALA, Uganda - Reliance on imported rice and limited efforts in increasing domestic production is costing sub-Saharan Africa $5 billion annually, Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley said recently. “Africa is losing about five billion dollars in the consumption of imported rice due to the high demand for the produce. However, even with the limited supply regionally, there are high chances for African countries to close that gap if the crop is given a lot of priority by the governments and scientists who play big roles in developing solutions for the challenges hindering massive rice production in Africa.” Newly appointed to the position of Director General of the Africa Rice Centre, Dr. Roy-Macauley said Africa’s rice growing countries must invest more resources to support more production of the cereal crop.
25 Feb 2015
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley appointed as new Director General of AfricaRice
Vanguard
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, a Sierra Leonean national, was appointed as the new Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) at an Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of AfricaRice held on 6 February 2015, in Kampala, Uganda.
21 Feb 2015
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley appointed as new Director General of AfricaRice
FARA
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, a Sierra Leonean national, was appointed as the new Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) at an Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of AfricaRice held on 6 February 2015, in Kampala, Uganda.
14 Feb 2015
World Bank to revive agriculture in Ebola hit nations
Vibe Ghana
Advance preparations ahead of the planting season, include elaborate plans to source seeds from eight countries, completion of needs assessments, sourcing of seed suppliers, collaboration with AfricaRice (a CGIAR Center) to multiply rice foundation seed, and organizing in-country distribution of seeds and fertilizers to farmers in a timely manner.
14 Feb 2015
World Bank to revive agriculture in Ebola hit nations
Africa No.1
Advance preparations ahead of the planting season, include elaborate plans to source seeds from eight countries, completion of needs assessments, sourcing of seed suppliers, collaboration with AfricaRice (a CGIAR Center) to multiply rice foundation seed, and organizing in-country distribution of seeds and fertilizers to farmers in a timely manner.
12 Feb 2015
Un nouveau coup de pouce du Groupe de la Banque mondiale pour relancer l’agriculture et mettre plus d’un million de personnes à l’abri de la faim dans les pays touchés par Ebola
Groupe de la Banque mondiale
Ce concours sans précédent du Groupe de la Banque mondiale s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’un de ses programmes régionaux, le Programme de productivité agricole en Afrique de l’Ouest (WAAPP), qui couvre 13 pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest parmi lesquels les trois touchés par Ebola. Avec l’appui de ce programme, des équipes-pays se sont déployées dans le but d’identifier des fournisseurs de semences dans des pays voisins. Les actions menées en préparation de la période de semis sont les suivantes : élaboration de plans d’approvisionnement auprès de huit pays, évaluation des besoins, sélection des fournisseurs, collaboration avec AfricaRice (un centre du GCRAI) pour la multiplication des semences parentales de riz et organisation de la distribution des semences et des engrais aux agriculteurs en temps opportun.
12 Feb 2015
WB warns of looming hunger in Ebola-hit countries
Starr 103.5 fm
With support from this programme, country teams fanned out and identified seed suppliers in neighboring countries. Advance preparations ahead of the planting season include elaborate plans to source seeds from eight countries, completion of needs assessments, sourcing of seed suppliers, collaboration with AfricaRice (a CGIAR Center) to multiply rice foundation seed, and organizing in-country distribution of seeds and fertilizers to farmers in a timely manner.
11 Feb 2015
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley appointed as new Director General of AfricaRice
Africa No.1
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, a Sierra Leonean national, was appointed as the new Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) at an Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of AfricaRice held on 6 February 2015, in Kampala, Uganda.
11 Feb 2015
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley appointed as new Director General of AfricaRice
Bloomberg Business
APO-Source COTONOU, Benin /African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, a Sierra Leonean national, was appointed as the new Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) at an Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of AfricaRice held on 6 February 2015, in Kampala, Uganda.
11 Feb 2015
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley nommé Directeur général d’AfricaRice (Communiqué)
Agence Ivoirienne de Presse
Abidjan, 11 fév (AIP) – Le Sierra Léonais Dr Harold Roy-Macauley a été nommé nouveau Directeur général du Centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice), lors de la session extraordinaire du Conseil des ministres d’AfricaRice qui s’est tenue le 6 février à Kampala, en Ouganda.
11 Feb 2015
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley appointed as new Director General of AfricaRice
The Nigerian Voice
COTONOU, Benin, February 11, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, a Sierra Leonean national, was appointed as the new Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) at an Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of AfricaRice held on 6 February 2015, in Kampala, Uganda.
11 Feb 2015
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley nommé Directeur général d’AfricaRice (Communiqué)
Africa No. 1
COTONOU, Benin, 11 février 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, de nationalité Sierra Léonaise, a été nommé nouveau Directeur général du Centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice) lors de la session extraordinaire du Conseil des ministres d’AfricaRice qui s’est tenue le 6 février 2015, à Kampala en Ouganda.
29 Jan 2015
Ebola leads to hunger in Africa's rice belt
Science Daily
It was Christmas Eve, but the streets of Freetown – the capital of Sierra Leone – were eerily silent. Families and friends did not meet for the traditional dinner to feast on Jollof Rice, a national dish that is served in all the ceremonies across the country. In December 2014, the government of Sierra Leone banned all public celebrations to prevent the further spread of Ebola in the worst-affected country. But even before this drastic step was taken, people living in the countries hit hardest by the deadly virus – Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea –had little to cheer about. Although there was a glimmer of hope for an end in sight to the Ebola epidemic, these countries were reported to be on the brink of a major food crisis.
29 Jan 2015
Ebola leads to hunger in Africa's rice belt
AlphaGalileo
However, the Ebola crisis threatens to undo the progress made in all these areas. According to FAO, the 2014 rice production is expected to reduce by 12% in Liberia, 8% in Sierra Leone and 4% in Guinea. But there are big disparities within the region: production is down by 20% in Liberia’s Lofa district– which is the main rice-producing region and is considered as Liberia’s breadbasket – and by 17% in the hardest hit parts of Sierra Leone. “The Ebola outbreak in Liberia is a complete setback to our achievements,” said AfricaRice scientist Inoussa Akintayo, who is coordinating an emergency rice project in Lofa and Bong districts in Liberia supported by the World Bank.
29 Jan 2015
Ebola leads to hunger in Africa's rice belt
Kontax
In August 2014 for reasons of safety, AfricaRice Management decided to pull out its regional and international researchers from Liberia and Sierra Leone. “This has affected the implementation of the planned WAAPP activities,” said AfricaRice scientist Bert Meertens, who is assisting the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute in WAAPP activities.
27 Jan 2015
LE MINISTRE DE L’AGRICULTURE DOPE LES RIZICULTEURS DE SEDHIOU
Sud Quotidien
Cette visite de travail du ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Equipement rural est consacrée pour l’essentiel aux rencontres sur le terrain. Papa Abdoulaye Seck, en provenance de Kolda, s’est d’abord rendu aux magasins de stockage de riz de la commune de Dianaba où le maire et président du Cadre régional de concertation et de coopération des ruraux a verni une exposition des variétés de riz appelée «Nérica». Mouhamed Cissé a loué les qualités de cette spéculation avant d’exprimer un besoin d’appui à sa vulgarisation en vue de l’autosuffisance alimentaire. Non loin de là, à Oudoucar, la dame Alima Sylla y a emblavé une dizaine d’hectares de riz «Nerica» et ne demande que des équipements pour une extension de la culture. Dans l’immédiat les officiels promettent d’accéder à sa requête avec diligence.
16 Jan 2015
Sénégal : les sept piliers de l’autosuffisance rizicole selon Papa Abdoulaye Seck
ecofin agro
Ensuite, poursuit-il, « Il faut intensifier la double culture qui n'est que de 10 % environ. Cela est possible grâce à une meilleure utilisation des variétés à cycle court existantes, à la promotion de la mécanisation pour maîtriser le calendrier de la préparation des sols, de la récolte et du battage et à l'amélioration du mécanisme de commercialisation.» Le sixième point visera l’augmentation du coefficient de transformation du paddy et une meilleure gestion de la post-récolte tandis qu’en dernier lieu un accent particulier devra être mis sur la mécanisation agricole. Avant d’occuper la fonction de ministre de l’agriculture, Papa Abdoulaye Seck avait été le directeur du centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice).
12 Jan 2015
Nouveau partenariat pour le développement du riz en Afrique
SciDevNet
Le programme global de développement de la riziculture en Afrique a été lancé lors de la réunion du partenariat sur l'Initiative régionale pour le développement du riz en Afrique au Kenya l'année dernière (24-25 Novembre). La réunion a été co-organisée par l'Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), AfricaRice et les acteurs clés de la chaîne de valeur du riz en Afrique.
8 Jan 2015
New partnership for rice development in Africa formed
SciDevNet
The comprehensive Programme for Rice Development in Africa was launched at the Partnership Meeting on the Regional Initiative for Rice Development in Africa in Kenya last year (24-25 November). The meeting was co-organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, AfricaRice and key players in the rice value chain in Africa.
5 Jan 2015
2015 AfricaRice Science Week & GRiSP-Africa Forum
Humanitarian News
The annual review, reflection and planning event of AfricaRice and partners on rice research and development is set for 9-13 February 2015 at its temporary Headquarters in Cotonou, Benin. At least 200 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 expected to participate in this event.
2 Jan 2015
Kenyan Farmers Advised To Grow Rice As Alternative Crop
National News Agency of Malaysia
Bunyatta said the introduction of upland rice known as New Rice for Africa (NERICA) which can withstand harsh climatic conditions and requires less water to grow gave farmers in Kerio valley an opportunity to plant it with great ease. Nerica rice was introduced in Kerio valley in 2005 and was in farm trial for five years during which four different varieties were released.
29 Dec 2014
Mali : Première réunion de suivi du Contrat-plan 2014-2018 Etat-Producteurs-Office du Niger
MaliActu.Net
Pour ce qui est de l’objectif ayant trait à l’amélioration des rendements rizicoles à l’hectare, la promotion des cultures maraîchères et la valorisation des produits agricoles, sylvo-pastorales et aquacoles, au titre des engagements de l’Etat, on observe la poursuite de la subvention des engrais avec baisse du prix du sac d’engrais de 50 kg qui passe de 12 500 à 11 000 FCFA. S’y ajoutent le financement de systèmes financiers décentralisés pour faciliter l’accès au crédit de campagne, le développement d’un prototype de moissonneuse-batteuse dans le cadre d’une collaboration AfricaRice-SOCAFON et la construction d’un pôle de centralisation des produits maraîchers par le PCDA à Niono et l’électrification de la zone Office du Niger en cours.
22 Dec 2014
FAO llama a cultivar de forma más sostenible
Prensa Latina
El foro de la FAO contó con la participación de 50 especialistas del Africa Rice, el Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo, el Centro internacional de investigación agrícola en las zonas secas, el Instituto Internacional para el Manejo del Agua, el Instituto Internacional de Investigación sobre el Arroz y organismos de desarrollo agrícola de Asia y Latinoamérica.
20 Dec 2014
FAO llama a cultivar de forma más sostenible
Prensa Latina
El foro de la FAO contó con la participación de 50 especialistas del Africa Rice, el Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo, el Centro internacional de investigación agrícola en las zonas secas, el Instituto Internacional para el Manejo del Agua, el Instituto Internacional de Investigación sobre el Arroz y organismos de desarrollo agrícola de Asia y Latinoamérica.
19 Dec 2014
Rice agronomist honored for work in Africa
Japan Times
Since 2004, Tsuboi has studied Nerica cultivation methods and spread the variety mainly in Uganda with local farmers and the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, serving as a senior technical adviser to the state-backed Japan International Cooperation Agency.
19 Dec 2014
Les 10 Africains qui comptent le plus à l'ONU
RFI du Monde
Kanayo Nwanze, président du Fonds international de développement agricole, le Fida « En tant qu’Africains, nous en avons assez des caricatures. Mais nous en avons aussi assez d’attendre – attendre d’être menés vers cette Afrique que nous voulons tous, l’Afrique qui peut et qui devrait être ». Dans une tribune publiée en juin dans The Guardian, cet ingénieur agricole nigérian de 68 ans somme les chefs d’Etat africains de tenir leurs promesses : consacrer 10 % de leurs dépenses à l’agriculture. Nommé en 2009 à son poste actuel, son mandat a été renouvelé jusqu’en 2017. Formé à Ibadan (Nigeria) et dans le Kansas (Etats-Unis), il a dirigé pendant une décennie le Centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice). Une organisation de recherche ouest-africaine qu’il a transformée en centre panafricain de premier plan.
19 Dec 2014
Plaidoyer pour un mode de culture plus durable du maïs, du riz et du blé
StarAfrica
La réunion a groupé une cinquantaine d'experts en agronomie d'AfricaRice, du Centre international pour l'amélioration du maïs et du blé (CIMMYT), de la FAO, du Centre international de recherche agricole en zones arides (ICARDA), de l'Institut international de gestion des ressources en eau (IWMI), de l'Institut international de recherche sur le riz (IRRI) et d'autres organisations de développement agricole d'Asie et d'Amérique latine. Les résultats de leurs travaux seront présentés dans un guide à l'usage des décideurs qui sera publié en 2015 et intitulé: Produire plus avec moins: maïs, riz et blé.
16 Dec 2014
Agribusiness: Removing obstacles, getting Nigerian youths involved
Nigerian Tribune
Dr Francis Nwilene, Regional Representative & Coordinator, Africa Rice Centre, Ibadan, said: “Lack of education and vocational training; Lack of information and telecommunication technology (ICT) in the rural sector; poor access to land, irrigation and credit facilities; poor access to markets and storage facility; mass exodus of youths to urban areas/cities; get rich quickly syndrome (impatience) and lack of private sector services to fill the vacuum left behind are some of the problems.”
16 Dec 2014
La demande rizicole africaine augmente alors que la production mondiale recule
EcofinAgro
La quantité de riz commercialisée augmentera, elle, par-contre, de 1% en passant à 40,5 millions de tonnes en raison de la croissance de la demande sur le marché africain. Cette dynamique de dépendance aux importations dans laquelle s’inscrit le continent en matière rizicole a été vivement dénoncée par l’actuel ministre sénégalais de l’agriculture et ancien directeur du centre AfricaRice, Pape Abdoulaye Seck.
9 Dec 2014
National committee releases high yielding rice, wheat varieties, others
Nigerian Tribune
A total of twenty two (22) crop varieties were submitted for consideration, registration and release. They include the following: Institutions and organisation which submitted the varieties released included the National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), Badeggi, and Africa Rice Center, Nigeria Station; Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru, Zaria and Syngenta Nigeria Limited; the National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike; Lake Chad Research Institute, Maiduguri; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), University of Ilorin; National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaison Service and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Moor Plantation, Ibadan.
8 Dec 2014
FG Demonstrates Rice Threshing Machine
The Nigerian Observer
The director said the programme was part of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government introducing the mobile rice thresher to rice farmers across the country. He said the idea of fabricating the machine with local content was a collaboration of the ministry, Africa Rice and National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation, (NCAM) Ilorin.
8 Dec 2014
Africa calls for sustainable increase of rice production
Coastweek.com
The Africa Rice Center is an intergovernmental association of 23 rice-producing African countries, which facilitates effective policy dialogue in the continent through its council of ministers. The center produces a variety of rice technologies, helping member countries accelerate adoption of new technologies and strengthen rice seed production and distribution systems so as to boost production.
3 Dec 2014
Conference par la Representante de l’UEMOA a AfricaRice, Senegal
AidNews
La Représentante Résidente de l'Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine (UEMOA) au Sénégal Mme Fatimata Sawadogo a donné une conférence le 28 novembre 2014 au Centre de formation d’AfricaRice à Saint-Louis, dans le cadre des activités du 20e anniversaire de l’UEMOA. L'objet de cette conférence intitulée «Information et sensibilisation sur les chantiers et réalisations de la Commission»
2 Dec 2014
Adding value to Africa’s rice
SeedQuest
Until recently, R&D thrusts in Africa have focused mainly on how to increase rice production but relatively less on how to improve the quality of rice. "Since the food crisis in 2007-08, governments in African countries have made great efforts to increase rice production, but still quality is less emphasized," said Dr. Rose Fiamohe, policy economist at AfricaRice.
1 Dec 2014
STRASA’s Target: 2 Continents, 20 M Rice Farmers, 10 years
Oryza
STRASA project started in 2007 by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in collaboration with Africa Rice Center to develop and deliver rice varieties tolerant of abiotic stresses such as drought, submergence, salinity, iron toxicity and cold temperature, to millions of farmers in the unfavorable rice-growing environments in South Asia (India, Bangladesh and Nepal) and in 18 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
30 Nov 2014
Autosuffisance en riz et développement agricole au Sénégal : Ne Refermez pas le débat
Dakaractu
Dans la vallée du fleuve, les statistiques sur le rendement ne reflètent pas la réalité de terrain. Dans la station de recherche « AfricaRice » de Ndiaye et de Fanaye, on a pu obtenir un peu plus de 10t/ha. C’est aussi possible en milieu réel, mais moins de 5 % des producteurs peuvent atteindre cette productivité à cause principalement, disent les techniciens et chercheurs, des méthodes de semi à la volée (le repiquage est minoritaire surtout dans le delta) et secondairement la méthode d’épandage de l’engrais qui ne favorise pas une maximisation de la fertilisation mais c’est surtout à cause de la nature véritable de nos exploitations de production.
28 Nov 2014
Japanese agency partners Nigeria on rice
Daily Independent
“The second activity that we are involved in is known as the Coalition for African Rice Development (CARD). CARD is a regional initiative led by several stakeholders including JICA, AfricaRice, FAO, IFPRI, World Bank, IRRI, with the overall goal of doubling rice production in the African continent over a ten year period. CARD currently has 23 member countries including Nigeria,” Tetsuo, who was represented by the agency’s Senior Representative, Mr. Kodama Hiroshi, said.
25 Nov 2014
FAO and AfricaRice call for investing in sustainable and inclusive rice production
FAO
The programme was presented at a Partnership Meeting on the Regional Initiative for Rice Development in Africa, co-organized by FAO and AfricaRice in Nairobi, Kenya, in the presence of FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, Mr Bukar Tijani, the Interim Director General of AfricaRice, Dr Adama Traoré, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Felix Koskei, and the FAO Representative for Kenya, Dr Luca Alinovi.
24 Nov 2014
GRiSP: Partnerships for success
IRRI
In Africa and Asia, GRiSP scientists from AfricaRice, IRRI, and the national systems are developing rice management advisory tools delivered through mobile phones and internet applications. GRiSP-sponsored workshops and exchange visits catalyzed collaboration across continents on topics such as agronomy, innovation platforms, postharvest, value adding, grain quality, and rice supply and demand analyses.
24 Nov 2014
Ségou : LA RECHERCHE S’INTERESSE DE PRES AU BLE
Koulouba
L’initiative ambitionne de contribuer à l’amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle des populations par le développement, la dissémination et l’adoption de technologies appropriées mises au point par les organismes nationaux de recherche agricole (l’IER pour le cas de notre pays) et les groupes consultatifs pour la recherche agricole CGIAR, notamment AfricaRice pour le riz, l’Institut international d’agriculture tropicale (IITA) pour le manioc et le mais et l’ICARDA en ce qui concerne les recherches sur le blé.
19 Nov 2014
Changements climatiques en Afrique de l’Ouest
Sidwaya
Par ailleurs, ils sont allés constater de visu l’érosion côtière, les démarches et travaux entrepris pour protéger les côtes maritimes du Bénin. Les participants ont également visité le Centre de riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice Center) basé à Cotonou, y compris le vaste laboratoire de culture et de conservation des variétés de riz. L’un des formateurs, le journaliste scientifique,
16 Nov 2014
AfricaRice sécurise la production du riz
AJCSB
AficaRice développe davantage de stratégies pour sécuriser la production rizicole. Ce centre du riz pour l'Afrique qui partage le même domaine que l'Institut international d'agriculture tropicale (Iita), travaille au quotidien pour améliorer la qualité du riz et adapter la production rizicole aux variations climatiques. Car, les modifications du climat perturbent la production du riz et affectent les rendements espérés.
13 Nov 2014
AfricaRice et le développement du secteur rizicole à Madagascar
Ministère de l'Agriculture, Madagascar
Le Ministre de l’Agriculture et du Développement Rural, Monsieur Roland RAVATOMANGA a reçu la délégation de l’AfricaRice ce novembre 2014. Pour cette visite à Madagascar, la délégation est constituée de hauts dirigeants administratifs et techniques. L’objet de la visite est la rencontre avec les dirigeants et chercheurs de la FOFIFA pour l’élaboration du plan d’action de recherche pour la campagne 2014-2015 et également la participation à la réunion du Comité scientifique du SPAD que l’AfricaRice intégrera prochainement. Sur le plan administratif, la délégation vient aussi pour discuter avec les autorités malgaches de l’état d’avancement de la demande du Centre pour avoir un accord de siège à Madagascar.
12 Nov 2014
Global Rice Science Scholarships
Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in collaboration with Africa Rice Center, the International Center for Agriculture in the Tropics, the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development, and the Research Institute for Development has recently launched the Global Rice Science Scholarships.
11 Nov 2014
Dr Adama Traoré DG par intérim, AfricaRice: "les changements climatiques risquent d’affecter les rendements agricoles en Afrique subsaharienne"
Fratmat.info
Le plan stratégique d’AfricaRice (2011-2020) tient compte des conséquences attendues du changement climatique. Dans ce plan, il est prévu que de nouveaux systèmes de production rizicole « prêts pour l’avenir » seront développés avec les agriculteurs pour faire face au défi du changement climatique et à la raréfaction accrue de l’eau à travers les écologies rizicoles.
10 Nov 2014
Sénégal : Papa Seck veut en finir avec « la dictature de ceux qui ne savent pas »
ecofin agro
«Ceux qui nous disent que l’autosuffisance est impossible parce qu’on doit faire un bond important avec un coefficient multiplicateur de 4 sont en déconnexion avec ce qui se passe à travers le monde. Il faut qu’ils interrogent l’histoire. Et, ils sont en train de sous-estimer les intelligences des Sénégalais et des Sénégalaises. C’est ce que j’appelais tantôt la dictature de ceux qui ne savent pas et nous imposent leur point de vue et que devons collectivement refuser» déclare M. Seck.Scientifique à l’expertise mondialement reconnue, le Dr Papa Abdoulaye Seck, a été directeur général du centre du riz pour l’Afrique (AfricaRice).
5 Nov 2014
CONTRIBUTION : le Sénégal peut-il être autosuffisant en riz en 2017 ?
Dakaractu
Des nouvelles variétés de riz (NERICA 1, 4, 5 et 6) permettent d’augmenter de façon exceptionnelle le potentiel de production dans les zones enregistrant une pluviométrie annuelle d’au moins 800mm. De Fatick, jusqu’à Kédougou, en passant par les régions de Kaolack, Kaffrine, Tambacounda, les riziculteurs aménagent leur arrière-cours, leurs anciens champs de mil ou de maïs pour produire du riz.
29 Oct 2014
Agriculture: The next frontier
Nature
In the process, something was lost. O. glaberrima is a survivor. It can thrive in harsh conditions that kill its Asian cousin3. In the 1990s, plant breeders at AfricaRice decided to try to get some of that hardiness back. They began crossing the two species, hoping to produce a new kind of rice that could be both high-yielding and tolerant. New Rice for Africa, or Nerica, was born.
29 Oct 2014
Renewed Partnership between FAO and AfricaRice
FAO
Following the recommendations of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) meetings, the Africa Union and the declarations of the AU Heads of States and Governments Summit, the FAO has embarked on the preparation of a regional programme for the development of rice production in Africa by seeking to build a broad partnership with governments, the private sector, research institutions, producer organizations and donors to develop an efficient, productive and sustainable rice sector on the continent. ’’In this context, AfricaRice will be a key partner in this initiative as recommended by African Ministers of Agriculture and other partners’’, said Mr. Bukar Tijani, FAO Regional Representative for Africa, during a working visit to AfricaRice in Cotonou, Benin on October 22, 2014.
27 Oct 2014
La FAO et AfricaRice s’unissent pour la conception d’un programme régional pour le riz
ecofin agro
Ce programme dont la conception se réalisera avec l’appui de la coalition pour le développement du riz africain (CARD) permettra essentiellement la mise en place d’un cadre favorisant un développement efficace et durable du secteur rizicole sur le continent. Dans la réalisation de cet objectif, AfricaRice peut se révéler un partenaire de choix, ainsi que l’affirme le Dr Marco Wopereis (photo à gauche), directeur général adjoint de ce centre, qui déclare que «grâce à son modèle unique, le centre AfricaRice, qui est le fruit d’une initiative panafricaine réunissant 25 pays, dispose d’une formidable capacité d’influence dans les secteurs de la recherche, du développement et de la formation en matière de riziculture».
27 Oct 2014
Regional Rice Program Planned for Africa
ORYZA
UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) are planning to develop a regional rice program for Africa with the support of the Coalition of African Rice Development (CARD), according to a news release on the AfricaRice website. The program will seek to synergize efforts of the FAO and AfricaRice to build a broad partnership with governments, the private sector, research institutions, producer organizations and donors to develop an vibrant rice-growing sector in the continent. The Deputy Director of AfricaRice explained the modalities of the expected regional rice program to the delegates of the FAO. He noted the AfricaRice, a pan-African organization of 25 member o has "tremendous leveraging capacity for rice research, development and training." AfricaRice Director of Partnership and Capacity added that the program will help to build more coherent rice development efforts in Africa.
26 Oct 2014
Prospects for sub-Saharan African rice sector
agritrade-CTA
According to AfricaRice, average rice yields in sub-Saharan Africa increased by 30% between 2007 and 2012, a growth rate “higher than those obtained under the green revolution in Asia”, and a rate of increase faster than the global average. However, as AfricaRice points out, given “the surge in rice consumption, rice production will have to double the current growth rate to satisfy increasing consumption”.
24 Oct 2014
FAO and AfricaRice strengthen ties to support regional rice development in Africa
AID News
A delegation led by Mr Bukar Tijani, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, visited the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) on 22 October 2014 to explore opportunities for strategic collaboration for a regional rice program for Africa under the umbrella of the Coalition for AfricanRice Development (CARD).
23 Oct 2014
Adama Traore talks about AfricaRice and the CGIAR Development Dialogues
CGIAR Development Dialogues
Dr. Traore talks about how the CGIAR Development Dialogues helps the different CGIAR Centers face the issue of impact. The AfricaRice Interim Director General also examines how the CGIAR Centers can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and highlights the role that CGIAR plays in impacting development, fighting hunger and alleviating poverty.
21 Oct 2014
Rice value chain development in Nigeria and Africa
Nigerian Tribune
The international agricultural research centres (IARCs) and partners have contributed their quota in trying to replicate a green revolution in Africa. The New Rice for Africa (NERICA), developed by AfricaRice and its partners is one such example. Today, NERICA is a symbol of hope for millions of rice farmers in Africa.
17 Oct 2014
UEMOA, le centre régional d'AfricaRice de Saint-Louis promu centre d'excellence
TV5
La Commission de l'UEMOA a conféré au centre régional d'AfricaRice de Saint-Louis du Sénégal le statut de centre d'excellence. Des cadres de l'Union y seront formés aux techniques de recherche dans le domaine de la riziculture
17 Oct 2014
Africa: Agriculture - Key to Africa's Development
allAfrica
The strategic priority crops designated by the AUC in Africa are maize, rice, cassava and wheat. These crops also constitute the basis of the Bank's US $60 million support to agricultural research at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Africa Rice and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
16 Oct 2014
World Food Day: Enriching lives of small rice farmers and processors in Africa
AidNews
Rice is the most rapidly growing food source across Africa and has become critical for food security in many countries. With increasing urbanization, the demand for convenience foods like rice is rising in the continent. “There is strong evidence that to keep poor farmers and processors in business, they need to produce better quality rice,” said Dr John Manful, grain quality scientist
9 Oct 2014
CGNET Customer Highlight: AfricaRice Named Mobile App AfricaRice mobile appOf The Week By Infinite
CGNET
This week we are highlighting AfricaRice for being named mobile app of the week for September 28th – October 4th, by Infinite Monkeys.
8 Oct 2014
Infinite Monkeys names AfricaRice as Mobile App Of The Week for Sept. 28th - Oct. 4th
PRWEB
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 -- Infinite Monkeys, has announced today that AfricaRice is the companys App Of The Week for Sept. 28th - Oct. 4th. -- Each week Infinite Monkeys selects one app from the thousands published with their free app maker platform. This app was chosen because it is a great example of the quality, beauty and usefulness that mobile apps can bring to a traditional community.
7 Oct 2014
Infinite Monkeys names AfricaRice as Mobile App Of The Week for Sept. 28th - Oct. 4th
ConsumerElectronics.net
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 -- Infinite Monkeys, has announced today that AfricaRice is the companys App Of The Week for Sept. 28th - Oct. 4th. -- Each week Infinite Monkeys selects one app from the thousands published with their free app maker platform. This app was chosen because it is a great example of the quality, beauty and usefulness that mobile apps can bring to a traditional community.
7 Oct 2014
Unknown Rice Parasite Threatens Harvests in Africa
The Crop Site
The Dutchman Jonne Rodenburg has been investigating the plant since 2006. He is a weed expert at the CGIAR institute AfricaRice in Tanzania, one of the seven research partners of the PARASITE programme. “Women farmers showed us the plant during field visits in Senegal and Benin,” he recalls. “In both locations, they had no idea what to do about it” Agricultural extension officers to whom Jonne spoke also didn’t know the plant. And he understands why: Rhamphicarpa is easily overlooked before it overgrows a rice field as it is a fragile plant with thin, needle-like leaves and its flowers only open at night. - See more at: http://www.thecropsite.com/news/16865/unknown-rice-parasite-threatens-harvests-in-africa#sthash.RZipypMG.dpufNew York, NY
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AfricaRice Director General calls for integration of rice science in regional policy agenda

     
 

AfricaRice agronomist Kazuki Saito wins France's prestigious Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize

     
 

AfricaRice’s new DG takes office, outlines strategic priorities

     
 

Dr Harold Roy-Macauley appointed as new Director General of AfricaRice

     
 

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Board approves return of AfricaRice headquarters to Côte d’Ivoire

The AfricaRice Board of Trustees has directed the new Director General Dr Harold Roy-Macauley and his Management team to initiate the first steps of a multi-phase return of its Headquarters to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. September 2015 was set as the target date to have most Headquarters functions transferred to the new location. The decision was taken at a Board … Continue reading 

 

AfricaRice agronomist Kazuki Saito wins France’s prestigious Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize

COTONOU, Benin, 17 March 2015 – Dr Kazuki Saito, AfricaRice agronomist from Japan, was awarded the Agropolis Foundation’s  Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize in a ceremony held on 16 March 2015 in Montpellier, France, during the Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture 2015. Named after Louis Malassis, a renowned French agronomist and agricultural economist …Continue reading 

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AfricaRice: Rice Science at the Service of Africa
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