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/
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27
Sep
2016

ISRFG opening ceremony speech by Jean-François Audrin

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/
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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.

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27
Aug
2016

The keynote speech of Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice-President, Africa Region at TICAD VI - Side Event organized by the World Bank

The keynote speech of Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice-President, Africa Region was delivered by Haleh Bridi, Director of Africa External Communications and Partnerships, World Bank 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.

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27
Aug
2016

Opening remarks by Hiroshi Kato, Vice-President, JICA at TICAD VI - Side Event organized by the World Bank

Opening remarks by Hiroshi Kato, Vice-President, JICA 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.

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27
Aug
2016

Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank at TICAD VI - Side Event organized by the World Bank

High-level panelists, Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank, who gave feedback and comments, 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.
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27
Aug
2016

Opening remarks by H.E. Willy Brett, Cabinet Secretary, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Republic of Kenya at TICAD VI - Side Event organized by the World Bank

Opening remarks by H.E. Willy Brett, Cabinet Secretary, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Republic of Kenya 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.

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27
Aug
2016

Jose Graziano da Silva, Director General, FAO at TICAD VI - Side Event organized by the World Bank

High-level panelists, Jose Graziano da Silva, Director General, FAO, who gave feedback and comments, 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.

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27
Aug
2016

Kanayo Nwanze, President, IFAD at TICAD VI - Side Event organized by the World Bank

High-level panelists, Kanayo Nwanze, President, IFAD, who gave feedback and comments, 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.

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27
Aug
2016

Masaru Iwanaga, President, JIRCAS at TICAD VI - Side Event organized by the World Bank

High-level panelists, Masaru Iwanaga, President, JIRCAS, who gave feedback and comments, 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.

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