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AfricaRice, Africa Harvest et les partenaires nationaux conjuguent leurs efforts pour redynamiser la productivité et la compétitivité du riz en Afrique de l'Est

     
25 Oct 2019
Lagos moves to boost agric
The Nation
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folasade Jaji, the governor said the project is also collaborating with Africa Rice for the development of pure ofada rice strain, capacity building for seed out growers and rice-based products and as such no fewer than 35 farmers and state officers had been trained while the institute is expected to supply 200kg of foundation ofada seed by February 2020 for cultivation.
18 Oct 2019
AfricaRice lance un riz plus nutritif grâce à une technologie d’étuvage
Commodafrica
AfricaRice, le Centre du riz pour l’Afrique, a annoncé mercredi lors de la Journée mondiale de l’alimentation, la mise au point une technologie améliorée d’étuvage du riz afin d’obtenir un riz d’une meilleure valeur nutritive et gustative, souligne le site de l’Organisation.
17 Oct 2019
‘Very soon, everyone will forget buying foreign rice’
The Guardian
But figures from international organisations and Africa Rice Centre indicate that Nigeria is not yet sufficient in rice production. So, how are we to close the gaps? The gap has been closed already. Farmers are now confident to go back to the farm and produce because they have the market. Since they know they have the market, they will go back to the farm. They will produce it more because they have the market to sell. And it will encourage our GDP.
7 Oct 2019
‘Border closure is good for agro-allied investments, but …’
The Guardian
Dr Francis Nwilene is the Regional Coordinator Head of Africa Rice Centre. He spoke with FEMI IBIROGBA on the inherent benefits of closing the porous borders, saying such would revive interest and investment in the agricultural sector and could help the country to close the demand-supply gap in rice production.
1 Oct 2019
Youth Employment in Agric-business and Sustainable Agriculture
YEASA
Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) together with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) partners to jointly announce International Training in Youth Employment in Agribusiness and Sustainable Agriculture. The overall training goal is to improve rural livelihoods of the youth living on agriculture and agriculturebased enterprises with specific objective to train the youth for enhanced technical, business/entrepreneurial skills for increased incomes and creation of employment opportunities.
28 Sep 2019
Africa Rice Center launches new project to improve food security
KrishiOnline
NAIROBI : An African research center said Monday it has launched a new rice project that targets to benefit 300,000 households in Kenya, Uganda and Madagascar.Africa Rice Center said the project which is expected to enhance income and food security will adapt appropriate rice technologies and innovations to address emerging rice value chain constraints. The project which will improve productivity and competitiveness of domestic rice will run for three years, said Paul Kiepe, head of research planning and coordination with the Africa Rice Center. “The project is aimed at contributing to the development of the rice value chain in East Africa with focus to women and youths,” Kiepe said during the launch in Nairobi.
26 Sep 2019
CGIAR DATA SCIENTISTS JOIN HANDS TO BETTER MACHINE LEARNING IN AGRICULTURE
ICRISAT
Four women data scientists were among the group of 11 participants from CGIAR centers including AfricaRice, Bioversity International, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), International Potato Center (CIP), International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and ICRISAT.
6 Sep 2019
Brief news on farming and agribusiness in the country
Daily Nation
The initiative supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad), the Africa Rice Centre (AfricaRice) and the Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (Africa Harvest), is working with the governments of Kenya, Uganda and Madagascar to innovatively enhance the performance of the local rice value chains.
27 Aug 2019
Africa Rice Center launches new project to improve food security
Daily Finland
Africa Rice Center said the project which is expected to enhance income and food security will adapt appropriate rice technologies and innovations to address emerging rice value chain constraints. The project which will improve productivity and competitiveness of domestic rice will run for three years, said Paul Kiepe, head of research planning and coordination with the Africa Rice Center.
20 Aug 2019
TICAD 7 CARD Side Event
CARD
At the presentation session, specific ideas of the RICE approach were shared by the presenters; AfricaRice expressed the necessity of innovative rice research and development, and the African Union Commission explained the sustainable agriculture mechanization.
18 Sep 2019
New technology and business skills create rural jobs
CTA
The PEJERIZ project, which is a partnership between CTA, Africa Rice and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, was launched in March 2018. The young people involved, as well as those who work to support them, speak highly about the changes they have seen so far and of their ambitions for the future.
15 Sep 2019
Nigeria looks to rice for economic recovery
PUNCH
Rising rice production is one of the few positives of Nigeria’s recession, which is the West African country’s worst in 25 years. Today about 5.7 million tonnes of rice being are produced every year — three times as much as a decade ago. “We are now living a white gold revolution,” said Francis Nwilene, the Nigeria director of the AfricaRice research centre.
15 Sep 2019
Changing the Imo Story, Laying a New Foundation
THIS DAY
The administration has also commenced the establishment of a Rice Seed Farm Cluster on the Imo River Basin at Amumara – Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA. This programme will clearly make Imo State self-sufficient in the production of improved variety of rice seeds with a view to strengthening our rice value chain. Experts in rice breeding, production and processing from the Africa Rice Centre at IITA Ibadan will be training our groups of rural young farmers to grow and process improved rice seeds.
10 Sep 2019
Lagos State announces Agricultural Stakeholders’ Engagement
AgroNigeria
Lawal further noted that the engagement which would serve as an interface for all stakeholders in the agricultural sector, would draw participants from multilateral organisations like the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), ECOWAS, UK-DFID, USAID, CTA, IITA, and Africa Rice.
29 Aug 2019
Increasing Hybrid Rice Production in West Africa
CORAF
The workshop is funded by the Partnership for Agricultural Research, Education and Development (PAIRED), a USAID-funded initiative implemented by CORAF, and AfricaRice within the framework of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT Rice Compact) funded by the African Development Bank.
29 Aug 2019
12th steering committee meeting
CARD
12th CARD Steering Committee Meeting was held on 29th August 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. Co-chaired by AfricaRice (the outgoing Chairman) and FAO (the incoming Chairman), the meeting was attended by the representatives from all SC member organizations, namely, AfDB, AfricaRice, AGRA, FAO, FARA, IFAD, IRRI, JICA, JIRCAS, NEPAD and World Bank.
28 Aug 2019
AfricaRice teams up with Africa Harvest to boost rice production in East Africa
AfricansLive
Africa Rice Centre has partnered with Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International in a project that seeks to boost rice production in East Africa.
28 Aug 2019
AfricaRice teams up with Africa Harvest to boost rice production in East Africa
Food Business Africa
Africa Rice Centre has partnered with Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International in a project that seeks to boost rice production in East Africa.
27 Aug 2019
Africa Harvest and AfricaRice join forces with national partners to boost East Africa’s rice productivity and competitiveness
AfricaHarvest
With support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) and the Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (Africa Harvest) have launched a project in partnership with national programs to enhance the performance of the local rice value chains in Kenya, Uganda and Madagascar, based on innovative institutional approaches and knowledge products.
27 Aug 2019
Govt seeks to boost rice production to 400,000 metric tons
KBC
The government in collaboration with AfricaRice, Africa Harvest and the International Fund for Agricultural Development have initiated a 3-year project aimed at boosting production five times to 400,000 annually.
26 Aug 2019
Agriculture: Gambia: Promoting access to fertilizer and improved seed enhances rice productivity
The Point
Key factors contributing to this poor performance include low land productivity and widespread use of poor quality and low-yielding rice varieties. Over the past decade, efforts have been made to address these issues through the adaptation of improved varieties across the key rice ecologies. This includes the introduction of improved NERICA and ARICA rice varieties in partnership with Africa Rice, the key international rice research and development institution in the region. A major issue, however, relates to accessibility as well as large-scale adoption of these varieties. Although the varieties are considered suitable and adapted to various rice growing environments across the country, actual performance of most varieties have been consistently lower than the potentials. This is due in part to conditions such as the very low inherent fertility of Gambia soils.
16 Aug 2019
AfDB-TAAT promotes trailblazing hybrid rice technology adapted to Africa
CGIAR
The Rice Compact of the African Development Bank-funded project on Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is paving the way for rice transformation in sub-Saharan Africa by promoting locally-adapted high-yielding hybrid rice varieties developed by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice).
16 Aug 2019
AfDB-TAAT promotes trailblazing hybrid rice technology adapted to Africa
Mansa Banco Online
The Rice Compact of the African Development Bank-funded project on Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is paving the way for rice transformation in sub-Saharan Africa by promoting locally-adapted high-yielding hybrid rice varieties developed by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice).
8 Aug 2019
Foire de l’indépendance 2019 : Le riz Saveur sous les projecteurs grâce au Programme TAAT
AgraTime
« Il est louable d’encourager les producteurs locaux qui mettent à notre disposition des produits sains, bio, de qualité et moins chers qui n’ont rien à envier aux produits importés dont on méconnait les conditions de productions », c’est le message qu’a donc fait passer le programme en faisant découvrir aux Béninois à travers la foire de l’indépendance, le riz blanc long grain et le riz étuvé commercialisé sous le label « Saveur ». En effet, pendant les trois semaines qu’a duré cet évènement, la plateforme d’Innovation de Glazoué est venu exposer ce riz produit localement grâce à l’accompagnement d’AfricaRice.
2 Aug 2019
Nigeria looks to rice for economic recovery
PUNCH
Rising rice production is one of the few positives of Nigeria’s recession, which is the West African country’s worst in 25 years. Today about 5.7 million tonnes of rice being are produced every year — three times as much as a decade ago. “We are now living a white gold revolution,” said Francis Nwilene, the Nigeria director of the AfricaRice research centre.
2 Aug 2019
Case study - Africa Rice – Stop and Think
SRI Executive
By leveraging a “strategy day” in AfricaRice’s Science Week, AfricaRice’s Leadership Team received inputs from over 60 staff across the Continent. This has enabled a shift in thinking that will support a wider transformation process that will be ongoing as AfricaRice begins to develop its next five-year strategic plan and build the road towards financial health. By articulating a revised value proposition within a value chain approach, AfricaRice will be in a stronger position to make the business case to Governments, the private sector and to donors, in a way that ensures the utilisation, dissemination and application of its research results and technologies, while attracting resources to support the sustainable intensification of the rice sector in Africa.
21 Jul 2019
IFAD, IITA, AfricaRice partner ABUAD to empower 1,000 on agribusiness
The Guardian
To encourage youths to embrace agriculture as a business, the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and AfricaRice have entered into a three-year partnership with the Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Ado Ekiti to empower 1,000 youths.
16 Jul 2019
AfricaRice mise sur la recherche pour intensifier les systèmes rizicoles en Afrique
COMMODAFRICA
Le Centre du riz pour l'Afrique (AfricaRice) vient de lancer le projet Systèmes agricoles durables et diversifiés à base riz où la recherche et les innovations seront mises à contribution afin d’améliorer la production de riz des petits exploitants agricoles en Afrique tout en réduisant l’impact sur l’environnement.
15 Jul 2019
AfricaRice teams up with national partners to sustainably intensify rice-based systems in Africa
CGIAR
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), in close collaboration with national partners, has launched a high-potential project in which research will be put into effective use to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa by promoting a range of sustainable intensification and diversification innovations for rice-based systems, while reducing their environmental footprint.
9 Jul 2019
AfricaRice hybrid rice varieties spark seed companies’ interest in Africa
CGIAR
A set of four high-yielding hybrid rice varieties with excellent grain quality, developed by AfricaRice, elicited strong interest from key stakeholders, especially seed companies and farmers, during field days at AfricaRice research station in M’bé, Côte d’Ivoire, 26-27 June 2019.
9 Jul 2019
TAAT showcases high-yielding hybrid rice varieties adapted to African conditions
TAAT-Africa
A set of four high-yielding hybrid rice varieties with excellent grain quality have elicited strong interest from key stakeholders, especially seed companies and farmers. The rice varieties were showcased during field days held recently at AfricaRice research station in M’bé, Côte d’Ivoire.
5 Jul 2019
Nerica – tailor-made innovation for Africa’s rainfed rice ecology
RURAL 21
The organisation AfricaRice has committed itself to supporting African countries in their efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in the rice sector. In 1992, the organisation started working on interspecific hybridisation to develop varieties that combine the high yield potential of Asian rice with the local adaptation of African rice. In order to optimally consider the needs of smallholder farmers, a participatory approach was chosen for varietal selection. The farmers are also trained in seed production.
1 Jul 2019
Afe Babalola Varsity, IFAD, IITA, AfricaRice Partner To Train 1,000 Youths In Agribusiness
Nigerian Tribune
Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Ado Ekiti on Monday signed a three-year agreement with three global institutions to train 1,000 youths in various agricultural techniques. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the institutions are International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and AfricaRice. This was disclosed during the unveiling of the partnership with ABUAD at the IFAD Project Inception workshop tagged: “Youth empowerment in agribusiness and sustainable agriculture’’ in Ado-Ekiti.
26 Jun 2019
Finalising youth entrepreneurship actions as part of the PEJERIZ project
CTA
In March 2018, AfricaRice, the Syngenta Foundation and the CTA launched the PEJERIZ project (Promouvoir l’entrepreneuriat des jeunes et la création d’emplois dans la filière du riz en Afrique de l’Ouest – Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship in West Africa’s Rice Value Chain). Following mobilisation and training workshops in 2018, the project moved on to the selection of projects and business plans in the first quarter of 2019.
26 Jun 2019
Finalisation des projets de création d’entreprise des jeunes dans le cadre du projet PEJERIZ
CTA
AfricaRice, la Fondation Syngenta et le CTA ont lancé en mars 2018 le projet PEJERIZ - « Promouvoir l’entrepreneuriat des jeunes et la création d’emplois dans la filière du riz en Afrique de l’Ouest ». Après des ateliers de mobilisation et de formation courant 2018, la phase de sélection des projets et « business plans » a eu lieu au cours du premier trimestre 2019.
20 Jun 2019
AfDB seeks self-sufficiency in rice production in Africa through technologies
TAAT Africa
The African Development Bank (AfDB) reckons that the rice sector has the potential to become an engine for economic growth across the continent. To achieve self-sufficiency in rice by 2025, Africa requires the production of nearly 13 million additional tons of premium rice per year.
7 Jun 2019
Interdisciplinary CGIAR team contributes to accelerating rice value chain upgrading in Africa
CGIAR
IRRI senior scientist and postharvest and mechanization expert Martin Gummert observed that the private sector expressed great interest in the postharvest technologies and knowledge products that have been developed at IRRI and AfricaRice. According to him, “This workshop was an excellent opportunity for strategizing how the private sector can be leveraged to accelerate rice value chain upgrading in Africa.”
5 Jun 2019
Phosphorus placement and water-saving technologies can improve rice production in phosphorus-deficient lowlands in SSA
CGIAR
Lowland rice production in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is often limited by water supply and low soil phosphorus (P) availability and efforts are needed towards more efficient management of both resources. Additionally, crop roots are highly important for both water and P acquisition from the soil, and hence root performance plays a critical role determining water and P use efficiency.
5 Jun 2019
Phosphorus placement and water-saving technologies can improve rice production in phosphorus-deficient lowlands
Phys.org
This study, which was carried out by scientists from Catholic University of Leuven, International Potato Center (CIP) and Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), shows that both root responses and phosphorous diffusion outwards placed granules explain rice development and yields under phosphorous placement and water saving technologies. Obviously, broadcasting a large phosphorous rate remains advisable under phosphorous deficiency, but resource limitations may hamper such amendments.
5 Jun 2019
AfricaRice Director General Dr Harold Roy-Macauley to speak at Grains Conference 2019 (IGC), 11-12 June, London
IGC Grains
Rice prices: volatile, opaque and with inadequate hedging options – how best to manage price risk in the rice trade ? Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice, Director General, Côte d’Ivoire
8 May 2019
AfDB seeks rice self-sufficiency in rice production through technologies
PAMACC News Agency
The one-week workshop brings together equipment fabricators from Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal to Improve the quality of locally fabricated rice processing equipment to respond to consumer preferences. Organized by the Rice Compact of Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) in collaboration with AfricaRice and Technique de Construction Mecano Soudé (TCMS), the workshop is expected to harmonise the type and specifications of locally fabricated rice processing equipment earmarked under TAAT.
30 Apr 2019
Four Southeastern Counties Get Rice Mills to Boost Production
The Bush Chicken
After providing threshers to two farming groups in Maryland, the Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization Project has provided four rice mills to farmers in Grand Kru, Grand Gedeh, Maryland, and River Gee. The rice mills were made available through the support of Africa Rice, following a nine-day workshop that brought together 22 farming stakeholders from the counties to learn to manage and operate the mills.
29 Apr 2019
Nigeria: Tackling Basic Challenges in Nigeria's Food Production Industry
The Guardian
Local and international institutes/organizations which have developed improved varieties include, among others, AfricaRice Centre, Ibadan (NERICA 8 &9, FARO 44), which has helped in increasing paddy production from an average of two tonnes per hectare to about six; and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) (vitamin-A bio-fortified cassava, improved cassava varieties TM419, potato and maize).
28 Apr 2019
Gambia Urged to Use Seeds in Order to Meet Rice Self-Sufficiency Target
The Chronicle Gambia.
Experts have urged The Gambia to use seeds instead of grains for rice production in order to meet its rice self-sufficiency target as a nation. This was contained in a study titled “The road to rice self-sufficiency” conducted by AfricaRice, a leading pan-African rice research organization. According to the report, The Gambia possesses the necessary agro-ecologies and natural assets (land, water and labor) which can potentially be deployed in driving its rice self-sufficiency (RSS) goal.
29 Apr 2019
Nigeria: Tackling Basic Challenges in Nigeria's Food Production Industry
allAfrica
Local and international institutes/organizations which have developed improved varieties include, among others, AfricaRice Centre, Ibadan (NERICA 8 &9, FARO 44), which has helped in increasing paddy production from an average of two tonnes per hectare to about six;
17 Apr 2019
Liberia: MOA, FAO Sign Us$250k Agreement to Boost Agriculture
allAfrica
According to her, the project will be implemented through the MoA with Africa Rice in close collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with technical support from FAO.
17 Apr 2019
Seed Production Training ends at CARI
The New Dawn
Also making remarks at the close of the training, Africa Rice Country Representative to Liberia Dr. InousaArkintayo extended commendations to participants for the time and urged them to take the knowledge serious by implementing what they have learned. Dr. Arkintayo stated that they as an organization are committed to buttressing the efforts of the Liberian government through the Ministry of Agriculture to make Liberia a surplus food environment.
12 Apr 2019
A Homecoming for Rice
CGIAR Genebank Platform
AfricaRice has 21,300 accessions listed on Genesys, the global portal to information about plant genetic resources for food and agriculture.
5 Apr 2019
AfricaRice Trains Farming Groups to Increase Rice Production in Maryland
The Bush Chicken
HARPER, Maryland – A leading pan-African rice research organization, AfricaRice, has trained two farming organizations in Maryland to improve rice production and processing. They are the Women Farming Group in Harper, and Toukpeh Farmers Cooperative in the Philadelphia community. Africa Rice scientist and post-harvest expert Ahousanou Rogers said the move supports the government’s Smallholder Agricultural Productivity Enhancement and Commercialization Project or SAPEC being implemented in the southeast.
28 Mar 2019
Cutting nitrogen fertiliser amounts raise rice yields
SciDevNet
“We will use results from this study to further improve RiceAdvice [an app for educating rice farmers] providing decision support tailored to the particular site, zone, or production system, thereby closing yield gaps, improving fertiliser nutrient efficiency and preventing negative environmental consequences of fertiliser use,” says Kazuki Saito, a co-author and a principal scientist at the Africa Rice Center based in Côte d'Ivoire.
28 Mar 2019
Moins d'engrais azotés augmente les rendements
SciDevNet
« Nous utiliserons les résultats de cette étude pour améliorer encore RiceAdvice [une application destinée à l'éducation des riziculteurs], en fournissant un outil d'aide à la décision adapté au site, à la zone ou au système de production concerné, réduisant ainsi les écarts de rendement, améliorant l'efficacité des engrais et prévenant les conséquences négatives pour l'environnement de l'utilisation d'engrais », déclare Kazuki Saito, co-auteur et chercheur principal du Centre du riz pour l'Afrique, basé en Côte d'Ivoire.
25 Mar 2019
MoA Trains Southeastern Farmers in Improved Rice Production
Daily Observer
Africa Rice Country Representative Inoussa Akintayo, expressed disappointment in Liberia for continuously depending on foreign countries for food, despite being blessed with fertile soil. He added that considering Liberia as a country endowed with fertile soil, it should not continue to import rice, rather increase local production.
25 Mar 2019
Liberia: MoA Trains Southeastern Farmers in Improved Rice Production
Daily Observer
Africa Rice Country Representative Inoussa Akintayo, expressed disappointment in Liberia for continuously depending on foreign countries for food, despite being blessed with fertile soil. He added that considering Liberia as a country endowed with fertile soil, it should not continue to import rice, rather increase local production.
24 Mar 2019
RICE PROJECT TO BENEFIT MORE FARMERS
ZNBC
About Four Thousand Seven Hundred Small Scale farmers are set to benefit from a Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Rice dissemination project in Luapula Province. Project coordinator Goichi Sasaki says the project is helping farmers learn skills on how to plant various seed varieties like Nerica 4. Mr. Sakaki says JICA is working with Zambia Agriculture Research Institute -ZARI- in Luapula and Chilanga to ensure a variety of NERICA 4 is promoted among the farmers.
22 Mar 2019
4, 700 FARMERS TO BENEFIT FROM RICE PROJECT
Daily Nation
Mr Chitambi noted that there was need for rice farmers to learn better and improved ways of growing the crop, saying nerica four variety was one of the best varieties as it could withstand cold and other harsh conditions. He said it was important that farmers applied conservation farming methods to escape the effects of climate change.
22 Mar 2019
Fortes attentes pour la recherche sur le riz GM au Ghana
OverBlog
Ces défis sont précisément ce qu'on espère résoudre avec le riz NEWEST. Des scientifiques de l'Institut de Recherche sur les Cultures du Conseil pour la Recherche Scientifique et Industrielle (CSIR) du Ghana mènent actuellement des essais visant à introduire la nouvelle variété dans le pays. Grâce aux travaux d'Arcadia Biosciences, basé en Californie, du Centre International d'Agriculture Tropicale et de l'AATF, des gènes responsables de la tolérance à la sécheresse et au sel, et de l'efficacité de l'azote ont été introduits dans NERICA [« New Rice for Africa » – nouveau riz pour l'Afrique], un type de riz très apprécié en Afrique. Des instituts de recherche du Ghana, de l'Ouganda et du Nigeria évaluent les variétés afin d'introduire les caractères dans d'autres variétés de riz locales.
21 Mar 2019
JICA Supporting Zambia’s Crop Diversification Agenda
Phoenix FM
In order to promote crop diversification, the Japan International Corporation Agency in collaboration with the ministry of agriculture have embarked on a rice dissemination project aimed at establishing rice extension system through the promotion of a new rice variety nerica 4 and appropriate rice cultivation method.
20 Mar 2019
Rumeur de présence de riz avarié dans le port d’Abidjan : le Ministère en charge du Commerce rassure la population et met en garde l’opérateur
Abidjan.Net
Faut-il le rappeler, il y a trois ans, les services du Ministère en charge du Commerce avaient été alertés par Africa Rice sur du riz en provenance de la zone asiatique. Des mesures conservatoires avaient alors été prises et les contrôles renforcés.
19 Mar 2019
Affaire « riz avarié à Abidjan » : Voici où est stockée la cargaison débarquée, des mesures annoncées
Infodrome
Le Dg du Commerce extérieur a profité de l'occasion pour informer que chaque année la Côte d'Ivoire importe près de 1,3 million de tonnes de riz de toutes origines. « Il y a trois ans, lorsque nous avons reçu l'alerte d'Africa rice sur le riz en provenance de la zone asiatique, nous avons pris des mesures conservatoires en son temps et des contrôles ont été faits. Depuis lors, nous avons maintenu ces mesures conservatoires », a rappelé Kaladji Fadiga, puis d'indiquer que le Gouvernement prend des mesures pour s'assurer que les produits de grande consommation soient soumis à des contrôles de qualité avant la mise sur le marché.
15 Mar 2019
Atelier de finalisation des plans d’Affaires des jeunes entrepreneurs dans la chaine de valeur riz au Sénégal
Université Gaston Berger
L’importance de cet atelier est sans controverse, selon le coordonnateur régional du projet PEJERIZ, le Docteur Mandiaye DIAGNE. Il porte sur des enjeux d’actualité, à savoir l’entrepreneuriat chez les jeunes que l’UGB a bien voulu abriter et accompagner. C’est à ce titre que M. Mamour SENE, enseignant-chercheur à l’UGB a réitéré la disponibilité de l’institution à accompagner les jeunes dans toutes les étapes que nécessite le projet.
14 Mar 2019
An IFAD-supported network invested in reaching the full food potential of crops in Africa
Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP)
This is a project borne of a vision shared by the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP), the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), that achieving food security can only come from the resolve and engagement of national actors across the crop delivery chain.
13 Mar 2019
Journey towards Rice Revolution
THISDAY
According to a recent report, Nigeria has overtaken Egypt as the largest rice producer in Africa. The Director-General, Africa Rice Center, Benin Republic, Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, who disclosed this, said Nigeria is now the largest rice producer at four million tonnes a year. Egypt was producing 4.3 tonnes annually but the country’s production had reduced by almost 40 per cent this year. Africa produces an average of 14.6 million tonnes of rough rice annually, he explained.
12 Mar 2019
SEED SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLIES STAPLE CROP PRODUCTIVITY FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN NIGERIA
AGRA
Three categories of seed companies were given priority: those involved in Kaduna and Niger Consortia respectively, those that recently received rice breeder seeds from AfricaRice for the production of foundation and certified seeds and young registered seed companies with little experience.
12 Mar 2019
1000 hectares rice to be grown in each district of Sierra Leone – says farming minister
SIERRA LEONE NEWS
They have however initiated dry season cropping to minimize the shortage, although they are expecting some seeds from AfricaRice for onward multiplication. Appropriate support intervention is highly needed for effective seed production.
12 Mar 2019
¿Sabías que existe una bóveda que almacena semillas de todo el mundo?
Selecciones
Se encuentra en lo más profundo de una montaña de la isla de Spitsbergen, en Noruega, ahí se guardan cerca de un millón de variedades de semillas para salvaguardarlas. Conforme el avión se acercaba a la isla noruega de Spitsbergen —cuya distancia hacia el Polo Norte se puede recorrer en un trineo jalado por perros— me acordé de que un artículo de la BBC consideraba a la Bóveda Global de Semillas de Svalbard como uno de los lugares más secretos del planeta; se encontraba en la misma categoría que el Archivo Secreto Vaticano.
12 Mar 2019
A new generation rising
Integrated Breeding Platform
These students participated in our IFAD-funded project's Annual Meeting in Kampala, Uganda (4-8 March 2018) - We are proud to have them at the heart of the project’s vision of success!
11 Mar 2019
Quest for disease and pest-resistant rice: Ugandan researchers turn to hybrid, GMO breeding programs
Genetic Literacy Project
Traditional breeding by scientists at Uganda’s National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) has led to the development of varieties known as New Rice for Africa (Nerica). The Nerica series include a group of 18 varieties developed by the African Rice Centre, which is part of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR) along with national research organizations in West Africa.
8 Mar 2019
CGIAR gender research and perspectives from Science Leaders
The European Alliance
CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is marking International Women’s Day 2019 with videos, interviews and publications from across the CGIAR system, in support of the United Nations’ theme: ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’. CGIAR research supports women’s equality and innovation, and Science Leaders reflect critically on CGIAR’s capacity for impact on gender equality.
7 Mar 2019
More African Rice for Africans
TJJ Online
The NERICA varieties were developed by the West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) (the current Africa Rice Center) in the mid-1990s through the cross-breeding of the Asian and local African rice species. NERICA is so adaptable to African ecosystems as it requires less water for cultivation than Asian varieties and is also resilient against pests.
6 Mar 2019
En lançant son Plan de développement 2018-2022, le Togo tire le bilan du SCAPE 2013-2017
COMMODAFRICA
Quant à la transformation et commercialisation de produits agricoles locaux, 20 entreprises de services et organisations de producteurs (ESOP) ont été crées pour transformer le riz, le miel, les ananas, le soja et les arachides (en huile et tourteau) avec 13 979 producteurs bénéficiaires ; 700 égreneuses; 100 décortiqueuses de riz 150 batteuses-vanneuses, 250 Râpeuses/presses ont été distribuées ; cinq variétés de riz (IR841, Nerica-L-20, Accession 5, Chapeau vert et TGR 203) ont été identifiées.
28 Feb 2019
Agriculture : Le ministère de l’Agriculture lance officiellement la distribution des semences
nrguinee.net
Le ministère de l’Agriculture à travers l’Institut de Recherche Agronomique de Guinée ( IRAG) a lancé ce jeudi à Conakry le projet de production et de distribution de semences de riz à des paysans vulnérables en Guinée avec le financement du Japon à travers AfricaRice en présence des cadres du dit département et quelques bénéficiaires.
19 Feb 2019
AfricaRice Science Week 2019 adopts a forward-looking perspective
CGIAR
The Science Week was held, 11-15 February 2019, at AfricaRice’s main research station in M’bé, near Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire. The objectives of the Science Week 2019 were the following: (1) Research planning and strategic thinking; (2) Sharing information on external landscape and institutional developments; (3) Setting program priorities, identifying gaps and resource requirements; (4) Increasing institutional efficiency; (5) Developing more effective partnerships; (6) Catalyzing scientific exchanges and support for research and development
18 Feb 2019
Rice farming in Zanzibar set to receive a boost
The Exchange
According to a recent report, Nigeria has overtaken Egypt as the largest rice producer in Africa. The Director-General, Africa Rice Center, Benin Republic, Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, who disclosed this, said Nigeria is now the largest rice producer at four million tonnes a year. Egypt was producing 4.3 tonnes annually but the country’s production had reduced by almost 40 per cent this year. Africa produces an average of 14.6 million tonnes of rough rice annually, he explained.
21 Jan 2019
South Gonder’s rising rice production
Capital
Rice was introduced to Ethiopia in the 1970s when wild rice was observed in swampy areas of Gambela and the Fogera plains. The government works alongside rice research partners and donors including: Africa Rice, IRRI, JICA, AGRA, SG2000, and MEDA.
9 Jan 2019
THE CTA HARNESSES MALIAN AND SENEGALESE YOUTH TO STRENGTHEN THE RICE VALUE CHAIN
CTA
The project Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in West Africa’s Rice Value Chain (PEJERIZ) hit a major milestone in October 2018. More than 300 young people from Mali and Senegal, almost a third of them women, attended two AfricaRice mobilisation workshops. The first was in Saint-Louis, Senegal in July 2018, and the second in Segou, Mali in October 2018.
2 Jan 2019
Rice farmers will look up to NERICA for resilience to climate change-induced stress
Ariseagroforum
When heat stress, erratic rainfall, flash floods etc. becomes imminent, farmers will look up to NERICA for resilience. When climate change-induced stress persist and newer varieties resilience to these climate change-induced stresses are not available, the success story of NERICA may go into oblivion and the hope of rice farmers could equally diminish.
24 Dec 2018
Hybrid Rice Seeds – a New Green Revolution Bringing Good Times for Hybrid Rice Seed Companies
Future Market Insights
The Green Super Rice (GSR) project, which was introduced in some countries in the African continent cultivating hybrid rice seeds, developed in Asia, coordinated by the Chinese Academy Agricultural Sciences, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Africa Rice, during 2009-2011, succeeded from the yield perspective.
13 Dec 2018
Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) II
giz
A Memorandum of Understanding has already been established with AGRA for cooperation on matching funds to promote inclusive business models and achieve corresponding broad impact. BMGF is co-financing CARI to promote organisational exchange and coordination support. Other partners include NEPAD, CAADP, GrowAfrica, AfDB, Africa Rice Centre, EAC, ECOWAS, JICA, and more.
12 Dec 2018
Rice self-sufficiency can boost the region’s efforts in attaining development goals
FAO Regional Office for Africa
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), AfricaRice and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) re-affirmed their commitment to support African countries in their efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production.
11 Dec 2018
Publication sur le ‘Plan d’investissement continental pour accélérer l’autosuffisance en riz en Afrique’ lancée par AfricaRice
AlphaGalileo
Publication sur le ‘Plan d’investissement continental pour accélérer l’autosuffisance en riz en Afrique’ lancée par AfricaRice
11 Dec 2018
AfricaRice publication on ‘Continental investment plan for accelerating rice self-sufficiency in Africa’ released
AlphaGalileo
AfricaRice publication on ‘Continental investment plan for accelerating rice self-sufficiency in Africa’ released
11 Dec 2018
AfricaRice publication on ‘Continental investment plan for accelerating rice self-sufficiency in Africa’ released / Publication sur le ‘Plan d’investissement continental pour accélérer l’autosuffisance en riz en Afrique’ lancée par AfricaRice
SeedQuest
AfricaRice publication on ‘Continental investment plan for accelerating rice self-sufficiency in Africa’ released / Publication sur le ‘Plan d’investissement continental pour accélérer l’autosuffisance en riz en Afrique’ lancée par AfricaRice
10 Dec 2018
Secteur de l’environnement : Concilier le développement agricole et la conservation de la biodiversité
Midi Madagasikara
D’autres institutions partenaires comme le FOFIFA (ou Centre National de Recherche Appliquée au Développement Rural), l’Université d’Antananarivo, le FIFAMANOR (un organisme de développement), l’IRD (Institut de Recherche français pour le Développement), AFRICA RICE (centre de recherche international travaillant sur le riz), et le CIRAD (organisme français spécialisé en recherche agronomique pour le développement), y ont également assisté.
5 Dec 2018
Harold Roy-Macauley
Argus Africa Fertilizer
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley is the Director General of AfricaRice, a CGIAR Research Center and a pan-African association of 27 member countries, since March 2015.
1 Dec 2018
Rice to Increase its Presence in Ethiopia
jica
The Center, which was inaugurated on November 15, 2018 in Fogera woreda in the presence of H.E. Daisuke Matsunaga, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ethiopia, Mr. Gedu Andargachew, President of Amhara Regional State, Dr. Kaba Udgessa, State Minister of Agriculture and representatives of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Africa Rice Center, is expected to aid in the discontinuance of rice imports.
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Le projet BAD-TAAT promeut la technologie rizicole hybride innovante et adaptée à l'Afrique

     
 

AfricaRice collabore avec les partenaires nationaux pour intensifier durablement les systèmes rizicoles en Afrique

     
 

AfricaRice hybrid rice varieties spark seed companies’ interest in Africa

     
 

Un réseau supporté par le FIDA investit dans l’atteinte du plein potentiel alimentaire des cultures vivrières en Afrique

     
 

Le Conseil des ministres d'AfricaRice affirme son engagement à redynamiser le secteur rizicole en Afrique

     
 

Le Centre du riz pour l’Afrique n’est plus ADRAO - Acte Constitutif du Centre du riz pour L'Afrique

     
 


     
 

     
 

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Annual Report 2018 : Sustainable rice production in the face of climate emergency

    11-13 Nov 2019, 46th Meeting of the AfricaRice Board of Trustees AfricaRice, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
 

Rapport annuel 2017 -- Un ciblage plus efficace de la recherche pour le développement

       
 

Rapport de la Conférence ministérielle de haut niveau sur le riz : Tenir les engagements pris pour transformer l’industrie du riz en Afrique

     
 

Smart-valleys : Manuel du formateur–facilitateur

   

 

 

Realizing Africa's Rice Promise

     
 

Redynamisation du secteur rizicole en Afrique--Une stratégie de recherche pour le développement 2011–2020

         
 

Acquis de la crise rizicole : politiques pour la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique

         
 

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AfricaRice, Africa Harvest et les partenaires nationaux conjuguent leurs efforts pour redynamiser la productivité et la compétitivité du riz en Afrique de l’Est

Projet pour répondre aux contraintes de la chaîne de valeur du riz, renforcer les liens fonctionnels et améliorer les capacités des agriculteurs et des négociants en intrants, des usiniers et des commerçants Environ 18 000 acteurs, dont des riziculteurs, des producteurs de semences, des prestataires de services de vulgarisation, des transformateurs et des agents de … Continue reading 

Le projet BAD-TAAT promeut la technologie rizicole hybride innovante et adaptée à l’Afrique

16 août 2019, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Le Compact riz du projet Technologies pour la transformation de l’agriculture en Afrique (TAAT), financé par la Banque africaine de développement, ouvre la voie à la transformation de la riziculture en Afrique subsaharienne en promouvant des variétés de riz hybride à haut rendement adaptées aux conditions locales et mises au point … Continue reading 

AfricaRice : la science rizicole au service de l’Afrique
RiceAdvice: Free Android-based decision support tool for African rice farmers
Statement by AfricaRice Director General Dr Harold Roy-Macauley on the urgent need for vigilance over poor quality imported rice into African countries
Centre de formation aux métiers de la riziculture
Saving the M’bé dam: A race against time
Adding value to Africa’s rice
Striga Management
New rice-based products in Africa: Rice noodles
A clarion call for greater investment in Africa's rice sector
Uganda: blazing a trail to rice success
Ethiopia's Millennium Crop
Cameroon: Central Africa’s potential rice granary

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Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)

 

     

AfricaRice est un Centre de recherche du CGIAR – un
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