16
Aug
2019

Présentation de Abdoul Aziz Diop, Ingénieur travaux agriculture, Institut sénégalais de recherches agricoles (ISRA), Sénégal

Présentation de Abdoul Aziz Diop, Ingénieur travaux agriculture, Institut sénégalais de recherches agricoles (ISRA), Sénégal,  lors des Journées portes ouvertes pour la démonstration des performances des variétés de riz hybride développées par AfricaRice, 6 Août 2019, Saint Louis, Sénégal

AfDB-TAAT promotes trailblazing hybrid rice technology adapted to Africa

The Rice Compact of the African Development Bank-funded project on Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is paving the way for rice transformation in sub-Saharan Africa by promoting locally-adapted high-yielding hybrid rice varieties developed by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice).

As part of its approach to catalyze agribusiness and entrepreneurship development in the rice value chain with the active involvement of seed enterprises, the TAAT Rice Compact facilitated the large-scale demonstration of ISRIZ-9 seed production at a Field Day organized by AfricaRice and ISRA at the AfricaRice regional station in Saint Louis, Senegal, on 6 August 2019.

In addition to participants from ISRA, AfricaRice and RRTC, the Field Day was attended by representatives from the following sectors, among others:

• Agribusiness, seed enterprises and associations from Senegal, Mauritania and Mali (CNT, CASL, SEDAB, FASO-KABA, FEPRODES, GIE AGRITECH, GIE DYNN, UNIS, SRIA, KORKA RICE);
• Donor community (USAID, Syngenta Foundation);
• Research, development and extension organizations and university from Senegal and Mauritania (DRDR, SODAGRI, SAED, UGB, CNRADA, SONADER);
• Rice farmers and seed producers from Senegal; and
• National and local media agencies

14
Jul
2019

Amadou Touré, AfricaRice Research Associate-Agronomist

Speaking at the Inception meeting of 'Sustainable and Diversified Rice-based Farming Systems Project' under PRUNSAR, AfricaRice, M'bé, Côte d'Ivoire, 2-3 July 2019

AfricaRice teams up with national partners to sustainably intensify rice-based systems in Africa

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), in close collaboration with national partners, has launched a high-potential project in which research will be put into effective use to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa by promoting a range of sustainable intensification and diversification innovations for rice-based systems, while reducing their environmental footprint.

The project titled ‘Sustainable and Diversified Rice-based Farming Systems’ is conducted under the ‘Putting Research into Use for Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture and Resilience (PRUNSAR)’ program co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

6
Oct
2016

Jacqueline Rakotoarsoa, FOFIFA Research Director, Madagascar at ISRFG 2016 side event - round table debate

The round table debate, which was open to the public, was held on 28 September 2016 in Montpellier, France. The panelists were AfricaRice Director General Harold Roy-Macauley, Jacqueline Rakotoarsoa, FOFIFA Research Director, Madagascar; Gaoussou Traoré, Coordinator of the National Rice Center, IER, Mali; and Fréderic Lançon, CIRAD Economist, France. The discussion was moderated by Safi Douhi, journalist from Biofutur, a leading magazine on biotechnology. 

The round table was organized as a side event of the 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG 2016), hosted by French research organizations in Montpellier, France, 26-29 September 2016, which was attended by more than 300 participants from around the world, including a delegation from AfricaRice. 
27
Sep
2016

ISRFG opening lecture by Khady Nani Dramé

AfricaRice @ ISRFG2016 hosted by French research organizations, Montpellier

AfricaRice scientists are taking an active role in the 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG 2016) in Montpellier, France, 26-29 Sep 2016. The 2016 symposium, is covering exciting breakthroughs in structural, functional and evolutionary rice genome biology, pushing current scientific knowledge to address the need of sustainably increasing crop yields and global food security. It is being hosted by French research organizations in Montpellier. The CGIAR Research Program on Rice, known as the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) is one of the key partners of ISRFG 2016.

The opening lecture of this symposium was delivered by AfricaRice Molecular Biologist Khady Nani Dramé, on "Molecular breeding to boost rice production in Africa". 

Baboucarr Manneh, AfricaRice Irrigated Rice Breeder and coordinator for the African component of the Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) and the Green Super Rice (GSR) projects, made a presentation on "Genome-wide association studies to identify QTLs for yield and yield-related traits of rice in the Sahel zone of Africa" under the theme “Rice diversity harnessing for gene discovery and precision breeding”. 

The opening ceremony included speeches from dignitaries representing the symposium hosts:
Jean-François Audrin, Mayor of Saint-Georges-d'Orques and vice president of Montpellier Agglomération
Michel Eddi, President Managing Director, CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development), Montpellier
Jean-Marc Châtaigner,  Deputy Executive Director, French Research Institute for Development (IRD)
Pascal Kosuth, Director of Agropolis Fondation, Montpellier

Scenes from the 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG), Montpellier, France, 26 Sep 2016.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/africarice/

For more information, visit http://isrfg2016.cirad.fr/
27
Sep
2016

Baboucarr Manneh’s presentation at ISRFG

AfricaRice @ ISRFG2016 hosted by French research organizations, Montpellier

AfricaRice scientists are taking an active role in the 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG 2016) in Montpellier, France, 26-29 Sep 2016. The 2016 symposium, is covering exciting breakthroughs in structural, functional and evolutionary rice genome biology, pushing current scientific knowledge to address the need of sustainably increasing crop yields and global food security. It is being hosted by French research organizations in Montpellier. The CGIAR Research Program on Rice, known as the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) is one of the key partners of ISRFG 2016.

The opening lecture of this symposium was delivered by AfricaRice Molecular Biologist Khady Nani Dramé, on "Molecular breeding to boost rice production in Africa". 

Baboucarr Manneh, AfricaRice Irrigated Rice Breeder and coordinator for the African component of the Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) and the Green Super Rice (GSR) projects, made a presentation on "Genome-wide association studies to identify QTLs for yield and yield-related traits of rice in the Sahel zone of Africa" under the theme “Rice diversity harnessing for gene discovery and precision breeding”. 

The opening ceremony included speeches from dignitaries representing the symposium hosts:
Jean-François Audrin, Mayor of Saint-Georges-d'Orques and vice president of Montpellier Agglomération
Michel Eddi, President Managing Director, CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development), Montpellier
Jean-Marc Châtaigner,  Deputy Executive Director, French Research Institute for Development (IRD)
Pascal Kosuth, Director of Agropolis Fondation, Montpellier

Scenes from the 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG), Montpellier, France, 26 Sep 2016.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/africarice/

For more information, visit http://isrfg2016.cirad.fr/
27
Sep
2016

ISRFG opening ceremony speech by Pascal Kosuth

AfricaRice @ ISRFG2016 hosted by French research organizations, Montpellier

AfricaRice scientists are taking an active role in the 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG 2016) in Montpellier, France, 26-29 Sep 2016. The 2016 symposium, is covering exciting breakthroughs in structural, functional and evolutionary rice genome biology, pushing current scientific knowledge to address the need of sustainably increasing crop yields and global food security. It is being hosted by French research organizations in Montpellier. The CGIAR Research Program on Rice, known as the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) is one of the key partners of ISRFG 2016.

The opening lecture of this symposium was delivered by AfricaRice Molecular Biologist Khady Nani Dramé, on "Molecular breeding to boost rice production in Africa". 

Baboucarr Manneh, AfricaRice Irrigated Rice Breeder and coordinator for the African component of the Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) and the Green Super Rice (GSR) projects, made a presentation on "Genome-wide association studies to identify QTLs for yield and yield-related traits of rice in the Sahel zone of Africa" under the theme “Rice diversity harnessing for gene discovery and precision breeding”. 

The opening ceremony included speeches from dignitaries representing the symposium hosts:
Jean-François Audrin, Mayor of Saint-Georges-d'Orques and vice president of Montpellier Agglomération
Michel Eddi, President Managing Director, CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development), Montpellier
Jean-Marc Châtaigner,  Deputy Executive Director, French Research Institute for Development (IRD)
Pascal Kosuth, Director of Agropolis Fondation, Montpellier

Scenes from the 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG), Montpellier, France, 26 Sep 2016.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/africarice/

For more information, visit http://isrfg2016.cirad.fr/
27
Sep
2016

ISRFG opening ceremony speech by Jean-Marc Châtaigner

AfricaRice @ ISRFG2016 hosted by French research organizations, Montpellier

AfricaRice scientists are taking an active role in the 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG 2016) in Montpellier, France, 26-29 Sep 2016. The 2016 symposium, is covering exciting breakthroughs in structural, functional and evolutionary rice genome biology, pushing current scientific knowledge to address the need of sustainably increasing crop yields and global food security. It is being hosted by French research organizations in Montpellier. The CGIAR Research Program on Rice, known as the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) is one of the key partners of ISRFG 2016.

The opening lecture of this symposium was delivered by AfricaRice Molecular Biologist Khady Nani Dramé, on "Molecular breeding to boost rice production in Africa". 

Baboucarr Manneh, AfricaRice Irrigated Rice Breeder and coordinator for the African component of the Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) and the Green Super Rice (GSR) projects, made a presentation on "Genome-wide association studies to identify QTLs for yield and yield-related traits of rice in the Sahel zone of Africa" under the theme “Rice diversity harnessing for gene discovery and precision breeding”. 

The opening ceremony included speeches from dignitaries representing the symposium hosts:
Jean-François Audrin, Mayor of Saint-Georges-d'Orques and vice president of Montpellier Agglomération
Michel Eddi, President Managing Director, CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development), Montpellier
Jean-Marc Châtaigner,  Deputy Executive Director, French Research Institute for Development (IRD)
Pascal Kosuth, Director of Agropolis Fondation, Montpellier

Scenes from the 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG), Montpellier, France, 26 Sep 2016.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/africarice/

For more information, visit http://isrfg2016.cirad.fr/
27
Sep
2016

ISRFG opening ceremony speech by Michel Eddi

AfricaRice @ ISRFG2016 hosted by French research organizations, Montpellier

AfricaRice scientists are taking an active role in the 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG 2016) in Montpellier, France, 26-29 Sep 2016. The 2016 symposium, is covering exciting breakthroughs in structural, functional and evolutionary rice genome biology, pushing current scientific knowledge to address the need of sustainably increasing crop yields and global food security. It is being hosted by French research organizations in Montpellier. The CGIAR Research Program on Rice, known as the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) is one of the key partners of ISRFG 2016.

The opening lecture of this symposium was delivered by AfricaRice Molecular Biologist Khady Nani Dramé, on "Molecular breeding to boost rice production in Africa". 

Baboucarr Manneh, AfricaRice Irrigated Rice Breeder and coordinator for the African component of the Stress-Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) and the Green Super Rice (GSR) projects, made a presentation on "Genome-wide association studies to identify QTLs for yield and yield-related traits of rice in the Sahel zone of Africa" under the theme “Rice diversity harnessing for gene discovery and precision breeding”. 

The opening ceremony included speeches from dignitaries representing the symposium hosts:
Jean-François Audrin, Mayor of Saint-Georges-d'Orques and vice president of Montpellier Agglomération
Michel Eddi, President Managing Director, CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development), Montpellier
Jean-Marc Châtaigner,  Deputy Executive Director, French Research Institute for Development (IRD)
Pascal Kosuth, Director of Agropolis Fondation, Montpellier

Scenes from the 14th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics (ISRFG), Montpellier, France, 26 Sep 2016.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/africarice/

For more information, visit http://isrfg2016.cirad.fr/
27
Aug
2016

Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General, made a presentation on “CGIAR impact in sub-Saharan Africa” at TICAD VI - Side Event organized by the World Bank

Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General, made a presentation on “CGIAR impact in sub-Saharan Africa.”  at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Side Event organized by the World Bank on the “Future of Food in sub-Saharan Africa: Reviewing progress, charting next steps” held in Nairobi, Kenya, 26 August 2016.