3
Oct
2018

Welcome Remarks by AfricaRice Director General at the High-Level Ministerial Conference on Rice

Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General speaking at the High-Level Ministerial (HLM) Conference on Rice Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, 25 September 2018, Dakar, Senegal

‘The High-Level Ministerial (HLM) Conference on Rice: Delivering on Commitments to Transform Africa's Rice Industry Conference’ was held on 25 September within the context of the Senegal Rice Day. The HLM Conference consisted of panel discussions on issues related to the improvement of the rice value chain to accelerate rice self-sufficiency in Africa. The HLM Conference was co-organized by the Government of Senegal, African Union Commission (AUC), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Regional Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA), and AfricaRice.

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3
Oct
2018

Rice Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (2008-2018) by Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General

Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General presenting at the High-Level Ministerial (HLM) Conference on Rice Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, 25 September 2018, Dakar, Senegal

‘The High-Level Ministerial (HLM) Conference on Rice: Delivering on Commitments to Transform Africa's Rice Industry Conference’ was held on 25 September within the context of the Senegal Rice Day. The HLM Conference consisted of panel discussions on issues related to the improvement of the rice value chain to accelerate rice self-sufficiency in Africa. The HLM Conference was co-organized by the Government of Senegal, African Union Commission (AUC), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Regional Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA), and AfricaRice.

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24
Jun
2018

Welcome remarks by Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, Director General, Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) at CIPA Project Launch

AfricaRice launches $2-million inland valley project in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

Key stakeholders gathered together at the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) headquarters, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 19 June 2018, to formally launch a landmark project aimed at boosting food, nutrition and income security of rural communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana through productive and sustainable use of inland valleys for rice-based systems, while conserving land and water resources.

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25
May
2018

Official opening session presentation by Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, Director General, AfricaRice

Official opening session presentation by Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, Director General, AfricaRice

EU/IFAD Investments in agricultural research to enhance development outcomes and impact
About 40 participants attended a workshop organized by IFAD on ‘EU/IFAD Investments in Agricultural Research. Towards sustainable agriculture, climate-smart rural transformation and social development’, 24-25 May 2018, at AfricaRice Headquarters, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
The goal of the workshop was to provide a platform for grant recipients, mainly CGIAR researchers and partners, to demonstrate how the projects supported by EU/IFAD in West and Central Africa contribute to the development of farming systems based on technologies and innovations in the context of food and nutrition security and climate change. The participants discussed ways to generate and strengthen synergies and complementarities in order to respond to issues facing smallholder farming communities. Importance was given to share experiences and identify actions on how research can contribute to development outcomes and impacts.

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23
Nov
2017

Interview du DG d’AfricaRice, Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, au SARA TV

Interview of AfricaRice DG Dr Harold Roy-Macauley by SARA TV / Interview du DG d'AfricaRice, Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, au SARA TV

Rice technologies for Côte d’Ivoire: Interview of AfricaRice DG Dr Harold Roy-Macauley by SARA TV, 23 Nov, 4th International Agriculture and Animal Resources Fair (SARA 2017) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Technologies rizicoles pour la Côte d'Ivoire: Interview du DG d'AfricaRice, Harold Roy-Macauley, au SARA TV, 23 novembre, 4ème édition du Salon international de l'Agriculture et des Ressources Animales (SARA 2017), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. 

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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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26
Sep
2017

Welcome remarks by Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley, Director General of AfricaRice at the 10th AfricaRice NEC meeting and GRA workshop

Welcome remarks by Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley, Director General of AfricaRice at the 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) and Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia.

The 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) was organized in conjunction with the Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia. Hon. Omar Amadou Jallow, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of The Gambia, officially opened the meeting.

The 10th NEC meeting was chaired by the Director General of the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA), Dr Alioune Fall, as Senegal currently holds the Chairmanship of AfricaRice. 23 out of 26 AfricaRice member countries were present at the NEC meeting. Representatives of four non-member countries – Malawi, Namibia and Mozambique and Zimbabwe – attended as observers.

Representatives of FAO, AfDB, IFAD, CORAF/WECARD, CIRAD, INRA, Global Research Alliance (GRA), GAN-LOGIS Enterprise, and ROPPA also participated in the 2-day meeting.

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26
Sep
2017

Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General, presenting at the 10th AfricaRice NEC meeting and GRA workshop

Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General,  presenting “Developments at AfricaRice  from August 2016 – August 2017” at the 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) and Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia.

The 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) was organized in conjunction with the Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia. Hon. Omar Amadou Jallow, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of The Gambia, officially opened the meeting.

The 10th NEC meeting was chaired by the Director General of the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA), Dr Alioune Fall, as Senegal currently holds the Chairmanship of AfricaRice. 23 out of 26 AfricaRice member countries were present at the NEC meeting. Representatives of four non-member countries – Malawi, Namibia and Mozambique and Zimbabwe – attended as observers.

Representatives of FAO, AfDB, IFAD, CORAF/WECARD, CIRAD, INRA, Global Research Alliance (GRA), GAN-LOGIS Enterprise, and ROPPA also participated in the 2-day meeting.

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4
Sep
2017

AfricaRice DG Dr. Harold-Roy Macauley speaks at the IDRC Side Event, 7th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF2017), 4 September, Abidjan

AfricaRice Director General Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley speaking on  “Scaling rice innovations and development of rice production in Africa” at the IDRC Side Event “Dialogue on Research to Support Agricultural Transformation in Francophone Countries of West and Central Africa,” during the 7th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF2017), 4-8 September 2017, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

The event was inaugurated by Hon. Prof. Ramata Ly-Bakayoko, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Côte d’Ivoire.

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5
Apr
2017

Welcome remarks by Dr Harold Roy-Macauley at “Scientific and Technical Partnerships in Africa” meeting

Welcome remarks by AfricaRice Director General Dr Harold Roy-Macauley during the meeting on “Scientific and Technical Partnerships in Africa: Technologies, Platforms and Partnerships in support of the African agricultural science agenda,” co-hosted by IFPRI and AfricaRice, 4-5 April 2017, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

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