9
February
2018

Closing remarks : Consultation workshop on comparative rice competitiveness Asia-Africa

Consultation workshop on comparative rice competitiveness: lessons learnt on successful development of rice value chains in Asia for West Africa

More than 55 participants, mainly from Africa and Asia, attended a “Consultation workshop on comparative rice competitiveness: lessons learnt on successful development of rice value chains in Asia for West Africa”, 29 Jan – 1 Feb 2018, AfricaRice, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The workshop was jointly organized by AfricaRice, the World Bank and CORAF/WECARD.

The main objective of the workshop was to improve the suitability and relevance of guiding principles drawn from a World Bank-commissioned study of Asian countries for the development of effective and efficient rice value chains in West Africa.

Participants included key stakeholders active in rice value chains, representatives from governments of selected countries, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, development partners, the donor community, financial institutions and research organizations.

Closing remarks -- speakers in the podcast  (in order of intervention) :

  • Dr Moustapha Sissoko, National focal point of CIPRiSSA, Mali (00:00-04:29)
  • Dr Pierre ZRO BI, President, OIA-Riz, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (04:30-07:46)
  • Dr Ladda Viriyangkura, Expert on Rice Inspection and Certification, Rice Department,  Ministry of Agricultural and Cooperatives, Thailand (07:47-13:58)
  • Dr Ousmane Ndoye, CORAF/WECARD Program Manager (13:59-16:44)
  • Dr Fadel Ndiame, Regional Head - West Africa, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) (16:46-18:34)
  • Dr Abdoulaye Touré, Lead Economist, World Bank Agriculture Global Practice (18:35-20:03)
  • Mr Aman Khanna, Sr. Agribusiness Consultant, World Bank (20:04-20:47)
  • Dr Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General (20:48-35:29)
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