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Board approves return of AfricaRice headquarters to Côte d’Ivoire

 
  • 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 meeting in Cotonou, Benin, 24-27

    4/21/2015

     

  • AfricaRice Director General calls for integration of rice science in regional policy agenda
    Impressed with the outputs of the AfricaRice Regional Station in Saint Louis, Senegal, in terms of high-yielding and stress-tolerant varieties,  improved agronomic packages, policy options and knowledge, AfricaRice Director General Dr Harold Roy-Macauley said, “The work that is being done at this Regional Station by a very dynamic team is focused and relevant. However, more efforts need to be

    4/18/2015

 

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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

     
 

STRASA-Africa project meet discusses progress in identifying stress-tolerant rice lines and seed road maps

     
 

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

     
 

Africa Rice Center is no longer WARDA

     
   


 

     
 

     
 

Adding value to Africa's rice

 
 

Climate-smart rice for Africa

 
 

Rice development stories from Africa

   
                 
   

 

     
 

Annual Report 2013 : More than production: Policies for the African rice sector

   

21-22 Apr 2015, Launching of USAID-funded seed scaling project, Tamale, Ghana

 

Report of the 8th Biennial Meeting of NEC 2012

   

27 Apr-16 May 2015, Training on foundation seed production for Ghan's private seed companies, AfricaRice, St Louis, Senegal

 

Center Development Plan 2014-2020

 

27 Apr-22 May 2015, Training on breeder seed production for CSIR-SARI, AfricaRice, St Louis, Senegal

 

Realizing Africa's Rice Promise

   

 

 

Rapport de la 8ème réunion biennale du CEN 2012

     
 

GRiSP Annual Report 2012; GRiSP flyer

         
 

Boosting Africa’s Rice Sector: A research for development strategy 2011–2020

         
 

Lessons from the rice crisis: Policies for food security in Africa

         
 

Japan and 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 

Adding value to Africa’s rice
Adama Traore talks about AfricaRice and the CGIAR Development Dialogues
AfricaRice is Infinite Monkeys App of the Week for September 28th to October 4th, 2014
New rice-based products in Africa: Rice noodles
A clarion call for greater investment in Africa's rice sector
AfricaRice: Rice Science at the Service of Africa
Innovation systems approaches: the way forward for agricultural R4D
Cameroon: Central Africa’s potential rice granary
Uganda: blazing a trail to rice success
Ethiopia's Millennium Crop
Ghana celebrates first national rice festival
Trouble from the sky

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Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)

 

     

AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium.
 It is also an intergovernmental association of
African member countries.
 

 

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Tel +229 6418 1313/6418 1414/6418 1515/6418 1616;
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