AfricaRice Director General leads round table debate on rice self-sufficiency in Africa at ISRFG 2016 side event
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.