AfricaRice Council of Ministers
The highest governing body of AfricaRice is the Council of Ministers (CoM) consisting of ministerial level representatives (ministers of agriculture or ministers of scientific research) of all AfricaRice member countries. Each member country appoints one representative.
Statutory meetings of the AfricaRice CoM are held once every two years. At the beginning of each ordinary session, the CoM elects a chair. The Chairmanship of the Council is rotated biennially between the regions of the continent (East, West, North, Central and Southern Africa) that are members of AfricaRice.
The Director General of AfricaRice serves as Secretary to the CoM. The current Chairmanship of the AfricaRice CoM is held by the Arab Republic of Egypt.