31
Oct
2012

Building an ICT-based science and technology network on managing African weeds of rice

A workshop to mark the end of a 3-year project on African Weeds of Rice, called AFROweeds, was held from 24 to 26 September 2012 at AfricaRice, Benin. The project was funded by the European Union ACP Science, and Technology Program, and led by Seeraad and AfricaRice. It was carried out in close association with national partners.

The main objective of the AFROweeds project was to improve the management of weeds, in West and East African lowland rice cropping systems, through the sharing of information, particularly relating to weed management practices, and the development of, weed identification tools.

For more information, visit www.afroweeds.org.

Speakers in the video :

Jonne Rodenburg, AfricaRice, Tanzania

Ruth Kabanyoro, National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Uganda

Thomas Le Bourgeois, CIRAD, France

Salif Diack, SAED, Senegal

Podcast credit : R.Raman, Savitri Mohapatra, AfricaRice

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31
Oct
2012

Regional Rice Sector Development Workshop

A workshop on the "Regional Rice Sector Development" was held from 24 to 25 September 2012 at AfricaRice, Cotonou, Benin.

The main objective of the workshop was to discuss and build a strategic partnership for effective collaboration for regional rice sector development in Africa.

During the workshop, AfricaRice's Research for Development Strategy 2011--2020 was presented, highlighting the mechanisms for out-scaling rice sector development in Africa. Participating institutions and strategic partners were also invited to present their approach and current initiatives related to rice sector development.

Discussion covered issues on partner collaboration and support for regional rice sector development efforts in Africa.

Speakers in the video :

Aliou Diagne, AfricaRice, Benin

Farily Boly, ROPPA, Mali

Rose Njeru, Africa Harvest, Kenya

Abou Berthe, SG2000, Mali

Mireille Barbier, Catholic Relief Services, Burkina Faso

Anthony Muoneke, Songhai, Benin

Podcast credit : R.Raman, Savitri Mohapatra, AfricaRice

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