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Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)
Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)

Impact Pathways

Output 1: Partnerships and networks to promote rice sector development

Partnerships and networks are brokers between research and end-users and allow for sharing and wider diffusion of knowledge and technologies. As per their constituency, AfricaRice's networks are highly focused on capacity building, with the NARES being the direct beneficiaries. Knowledge on rice varieties, rice-growing ecosystems, actors, networks, institutions and policies will be embedded in the Rice Information Gateway for Africa (RIGA) and will influence the wider research community and various actors in the rice sector, including policymakers and the private sector.

Output 2: Mechanisms for pro-poor seed system development

Expanded know-how in seed production and delivery, as well as a better understanding of the functioning of formal and informal seed systems, will improve resource-poor farmers access to seed with positive impacts on their livelihoods. Lessons learnt from pro-poor seed system development is of global relevance and will benefit intermediary organizations and farmers, as well as inform policymakers, the private sector, NARES and AfricaRice breeders. Such knowledge will be put to direct use through the African Rice Initiative and will be transmitted through seed production training courses and learning materials that will be hosted on RIGA for easy access by AfricaRice partners engaged in capacity building.

Output 3: Agricultural education tools and learning pathways

Agricultural education tools and learning pathways leading to effective rural learning systems will be shared with a wide range of development agencies and national extension services. The videos and related publications on their production, scaling-up and impact are currently used as lecture material in various world-leading universities and will be further shared with African universities. The question of how to scale up participatory approaches and enhance rural learning is a pertinent one for policymakers, academics and practitioners. Lessons learnt will be shared with the Commonwealth of Learning and various Communities of practice such as the Communication Initiative. This output will be equally of interest to the wider CGIAR community.

Output 4: Strategies and tools to strengthen the rice value chain

Rice sector development depends on links between rice production, processing and marketing along rice value chains. Tools to map linkages and identify weak points in the value chain will help multiple actors, including private sector and service providers in making strategic decisions with regard to vertical or horizontal integration. Strategies will help mainly policy makers to create an environment conducive to market development. The tools and strategies will be shared with concerned actors via workshops, AfricaRice networks and RIGA.

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AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center –
part of a global research partnership
for a food-secure future.
It is also an intergovernmental association of
African member countries.


AfricaRice Headquarters
01 BP 4029, Abidjan 01, Côte d'Ivoire
T: +225 22 48 09 10; F: +225 22 44 26 29

M’bé Research Station
01 B.P. 2551, Bouaké 01, Côte d'Ivoire
T: +225 22 48 09 20; F: +225 31 63 25 78

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