20
Mar
2014

AfricaRice : A clarion call for greater investment in Africa’s rice sector

The 3rd Africa Rice Congress, held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, 21 to 24 October 2013, issued a clarion call to increase investments in Africa's rice sector as well as in rice-related research, extension and capacity building so that the continent can realize its rice promise. 

The Congress declaration emphasized among others the need to invest in the modernization and mechanization of Africa's rice industry and aggregation of farm output, while safeguarding land rights of smallholders and improving livelihoods. It also called for the establishment of a world-class research infrastructure in Africa for rice genetic evaluation and the strengthening of the rice hub network to achieve greater and faster impact across the rice value chain. 

More than 650 participants attended the Congress from 60 countries --including 35 African countries. They comprised rice farmers, seed producers, rice processors, input dealers, agricultural machinery manufacturers and representatives from agricultural ministries, national and international rice research and extension communities, non-governmental organizations, donors and other development partners. 

For more, listen to this podcast.

Podcast by : R.Raman, AfricaRice, Savitri Mohapatra, AfricaRice

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7
Aug
2013

3rd Africa Rice Congress Expectations : Dr Yo Tiemoko

Dr Yo Tiemoko, Board Member of AfricaRice, Former Director General, CNRA, Côte d'Ivoire, speaks about his expectations for the 3rd Africa Rice Congress, 21-24 October 2013, in Yaoundé, Cameroon…

For more information, visit www.africarice.org/arc2013
 
Podcast by : Savitri Mohapatra, R.Raman, AfricaRice
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7
Aug
2013

3rd Africa Rice Congress Expectations : Ms. Thenjiwe Chikane

Ms. Thenjiwe Chikane , AfricaRice Board Member, Director, NEDBANK Group Limited, South Africa, speaks about her expectations for the 3rd Africa Rice Congress, 21-24 October 2013, in Yaoundé, Cameroon…
  
For more information, visit www.africarice.org/arc2013
 
Podcast by : Savitri Mohapatra, R.Raman, AfricaRice
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7
Aug
2013

3rd Africa Rice Congress Expectations : Dr Takashi Kumashiro

Dr Takashi Kumashiro, GRiSP-AfricaRice Theme 2 Leader, AfricaRice, Benin speaks about his expectations for the 3rd Africa Rice Congress, 21-24 October 2013, in Yaoundé, Cameroon.…

For more information, visit www.africarice.org/arc2013
 
Podcast by : Savitri Mohapatra, R.Raman, AfricaRice
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7
Aug
2013

3rd Africa Rice Congress Expectations : Dr Samarendu Mohanty

Dr Samarendu Mohanty, GRiSP Theme 5 Leader, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Phillipines speaks about his expectations for the 3rd Africa Rice Congress, 21-24 October 2013, in Yaoundé, Cameroon…

For more information, visit www.africarice.org/arc2013
 
Podcast by : Savitri Mohapatra, R.Raman, AfricaRice
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7
Aug
2013

3rd Africa Rice Congress Expectations : Dr. Rodomiro Ortiz

Dr. Rodomiro Ortiz, Professor, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweeden, speaks about his expectations for the 3rd Africa Rice Congress, 21-24 October 2013, in Yaoundé, Cameroon.…

For more information, visit www.africarice.org/arc2013
 
Podcast by : Savitri Mohapatra, R.Raman, AfricaRice
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7
Aug
2013

3rd Africa Rice Congress Expectations : Dr Robert Zeigler

Dr Robert Zeigler, Director General, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) speaks about his expectations for the 3rd Africa Rice Congress, 21-24 October 2013, in Yaoundé, Cameroon…

For more information, visit www.africarice.org/arc2013
 
Podcast by : Savitri Mohapatra, R.Raman, AfricaRice
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7
Aug
2013

3rd Africa Rice Congress Expectations : Ambassador Phillip Idro

Ambassador Phillip Idro, Managing Director, Upland Rice Millers Company Limted, Uganda, speaks about his expectations for the 3rd Africa Rice Congress, 21-24 October 2013, in Yaoundé, Cameroon.…
 
For more information, visit www.africarice.org/arc2013
 
Podcast by : Savitri Mohapatra, R.Raman, AfricaRice
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7
Aug
2013

3rd Africa Rice Congress Expectations : Dr Peter Matlon

Dr Peter Matlon, AfricaRice Board Chair, speaks about his expectations for the 3rd Africa Rice Congress, 21-24 October 2013, in Yaoundé, Cameroon.…
 
For more information, visit www.africarice.org/arc2013
 
Podcast by : Savitri Mohapatra, R.Raman, AfricaRice
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7
Aug
2013

3rd Africa Rice Congress Expectations : Dr Papa Abdoulaye Seck

Dr Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Director General, Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) speaks about his expectations for the 3rd Africa Rice Congress, 21-24 October 2013, in Yaoundé, Cameroon.…
 
For more information, visit www.africarice.org/arc2013
 
Podcast by : Savitri Mohapatra, R.Raman, AfricaRice
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