19
Oct
2017

AfricaRice DG underlines the importance of research in agricultural development plans at the Africa Agri Forum 2017

The Africa Agri Forum 2017 was organized in partnership with OCP Africa, 18-19 October 2017 in Abidjan, under the aegis of the Ivorian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The theme of the Forum was “Agricultural Development Plans: The Winning Approach.”

About 200 participants representing government authorities, international organizations, financial institutions, investors, agribusiness, agro-industries, research centers, academia, farmers’ cooperatives attended the Africa Agri Forum 2017, which serves as a platform for exchanges between African and international experts as well as actors in the agricultural world.

AfricaRice Director General Dr Harold Roy-Macauley presented the ‘Continental Investment Plan for Accelerating Rice Self-Sufficiency in Africa’ (CIPRiSSA) in the plenary session on ‘How to address the key challenges of PPP, financing, food security, industry development…’ on the 2nd day of the Africa Agri Forum 2017.

AfricaRice was also invited to participate in the ‘Business-to-business’ (B2B) exhibition.

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16
Oct
2017

From dust bowl to rice bowl

Conservation agriculture has a vital role to play in sub-Saharan Africa’s food security for a population projected to rise to 2 billion by 2050.

AfricaRice and CIRAD are developing cropping systems based on conservation agriculture principles for the agronomic management of biotic  stresses in rice such as pest, diseases, and weeds. “Our aim is to co-design with local farmers cropping systems that can provide plant rotection with minimum inputs,” said Olivier Husson, CIRAD/AfricaRice systems agronomist.

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13
Oct
2017

Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, Director General, AfricaRice speaking at the signing ceremony

AfricaRice signs Host Agreement with the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP)

AfricaRice signed a Host Agreement with the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP). The Agreement was signed by Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General, and Dr David Hoisington, Chair of the IBP Board of Directors in the presence of representatives of both organizations and special invitees.

The IBP, with its broad experience in developing plant breeding tools and AfricaRice with its expertise in research and development of the rice value chain, will combine their efforts to modernize rice breeding in Africa so that smallholder farmers can have access to improved and resilient rice varieties to face a changing climate.

The IBP Board of Directors took this opportunity to hold its annual meeting at AfricaRice in Abidjan from 11 to 13 October 2017. This was an ideal occasion for the Board to meet local partners and users of the IBP services as well as to understand the critical role AfricaRice is playing in R4D in Africa, and how IBP and AfricaRice can create synergy by stronger collaboration.

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13
Oct
2017

Dr David Hoisington, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) speaking at the signing ceremony

AfricaRice signs Host Agreement with the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP)

AfricaRice signed a Host Agreement with the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP). The Agreement was signed by Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General, and Dr David Hoisington, Chair of the IBP Board of Directors in the presence of representatives of both organizations and special invitees.

The IBP, with its broad experience in developing plant breeding tools and AfricaRice with its expertise in research and development of the rice value chain, will combine their efforts to modernize rice breeding in Africa so that smallholder farmers can have access to improved and resilient rice varieties to face a changing climate.

The IBP Board of Directors took this opportunity to hold its annual meeting at AfricaRice in Abidjan from 11 to 13 October 2017. This was an ideal occasion for the Board to meet local partners and users of the IBP services as well as to understand the critical role AfricaRice is playing in R4D in Africa, and how IBP and AfricaRice can create synergy by stronger collaboration.

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13
Oct
2017

Dr Jonas Chianu, Principal Agricultural Economist, African Development Bank (AfDB) speaking at the signing ceremony

AfricaRice signs Host Agreement with the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP)

AfricaRice signed a Host Agreement with the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP). The Agreement was signed by Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General, and Dr David Hoisington, Chair of the IBP Board of Directors in the presence of representatives of both organizations and special invitees.

The IBP, with its broad experience in developing plant breeding tools and AfricaRice with its expertise in research and development of the rice value chain, will combine their efforts to modernize rice breeding in Africa so that smallholder farmers can have access to improved and resilient rice varieties to face a changing climate.

The IBP Board of Directors took this opportunity to hold its annual meeting at AfricaRice in Abidjan from 11 to 13 October 2017. This was an ideal occasion for the Board to meet local partners and users of the IBP services as well as to understand the critical role AfricaRice is playing in R4D in Africa, and how IBP and AfricaRice can create synergy by stronger collaboration.

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13
Oct
2017

Dr Yté Wongbé, Directeur général, Centre National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA), Côte d’Ivoire speaking at the signing ceremony

AfricaRice signs Host Agreement with the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP)

AfricaRice signed a Host Agreement with the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP). The Agreement was signed by Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General, and Dr David Hoisington, Chair of the IBP Board of Directors in the presence of representatives of both organizations and special invitees.

The IBP, with its broad experience in developing plant breeding tools and AfricaRice with its expertise in research and development of the rice value chain, will combine their efforts to modernize rice breeding in Africa so that smallholder farmers can have access to improved and resilient rice varieties to face a changing climate.

The IBP Board of Directors took this opportunity to hold its annual meeting at AfricaRice in Abidjan from 11 to 13 October 2017. This was an ideal occasion for the Board to meet local partners and users of the IBP services as well as to understand the critical role AfricaRice is playing in R4D in Africa, and how IBP and AfricaRice can create synergy by stronger collaboration.

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13
Oct
2017

Dr Jean-Marcel Ribaut, Director, Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) speaking at the signing ceremony

AfricaRice signs Host Agreement with the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP)

AfricaRice signed a Host Agreement with the Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP). The Agreement was signed by Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General, and Dr David Hoisington, Chair of the IBP Board of Directors in the presence of representatives of both organizations and special invitees.

The IBP, with its broad experience in developing plant breeding tools and AfricaRice with its expertise in research and development of the rice value chain, will combine their efforts to modernize rice breeding in Africa so that smallholder farmers can have access to improved and resilient rice varieties to face a changing climate.

The IBP Board of Directors took this opportunity to hold its annual meeting at AfricaRice in Abidjan from 11 to 13 October 2017. This was an ideal occasion for the Board to meet local partners and users of the IBP services as well as to understand the critical role AfricaRice is playing in R4D in Africa, and how IBP and AfricaRice can create synergy by stronger collaboration.

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