26
Sep
2017

Dr Hayden Montgomery, Special Representative of the Global Research Alliance (GRA) presenting at the 10th AfricaRice NEC meeting and GRA workshop

Introduction to the GRA by Dr Hayden Montgomery, Special Representative of the Global Research Alliance (GRA) at the 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) and Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia.

The 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) was organized in conjunction with the Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia. Hon. Omar Amadou Jallow, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of The Gambia, officially opened the meeting.

The 10th NEC meeting was chaired by the Director General of the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA), Dr Alioune Fall, as Senegal currently holds the Chairmanship of AfricaRice. 23 out of 26 AfricaRice member countries were present at the NEC meeting. Representatives of four non-member countries – Malawi, Namibia and Mozambique and Zimbabwe – attended as observers.

Representatives of FAO, AfDB, IFAD, CORAF/WECARD, CIRAD, INRA, Global Research Alliance (GRA), GAN-LOGIS Enterprise, and ROPPA also participated in the 2-day meeting.

26
Sep
2017

Dr Dominique Kohli, Assistant Director of the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), Switzerland presenting at the 10th AfricaRice NEC meeting and GRA workshop

Impact of the GRA ……. What does it mean for a country? by Dr Dominique Kohli, Assistant Director of the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), Switzerland at the 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) and Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia.

The 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) was organized in conjunction with the Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia. Hon. Omar Amadou Jallow, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of The Gambia, officially opened the meeting.

The 10th NEC meeting was chaired by the Director General of the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA), Dr Alioune Fall, as Senegal currently holds the Chairmanship of AfricaRice. 23 out of 26 AfricaRice member countries were present at the NEC meeting. Representatives of four non-member countries – Malawi, Namibia and Mozambique and Zimbabwe – attended as observers.

Representatives of FAO, AfDB, IFAD, CORAF/WECARD, CIRAD, INRA, Global Research Alliance (GRA), GAN-LOGIS Enterprise, and ROPPA also participated in the 2-day meeting.

26
Sep
2017

Dr Roger Kanton, Principal Research Scientist, Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, CSIR-SARI, Ghana presenting at the 10th AfricaRice NEC meeting and GRA workshop

Impact of the GRA ……. What does it mean for a country? by  Dr Roger Kanton, Principal Research Scientist, Savanna Agricultural Research Institute, CSIR-SARI, Ghana at the 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) and Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia.

The 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) was organized in conjunction with the Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia. Hon. Omar Amadou Jallow, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of The Gambia, officially opened the meeting.

The 10th NEC meeting was chaired by the Director General of the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA), Dr Alioune Fall, as Senegal currently holds the Chairmanship of AfricaRice. 23 out of 26 AfricaRice member countries were present at the NEC meeting. Representatives of four non-member countries – Malawi, Namibia and Mozambique and Zimbabwe – attended as observers.

Representatives of FAO, AfDB, IFAD, CORAF/WECARD, CIRAD, INRA, Global Research Alliance (GRA), GAN-LOGIS Enterprise, and ROPPA also participated in the 2-day meeting.

26
Sep
2017

Dr Kazuyuki Yagi, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES), NARO, Japan presenting at the 10th AfricaRice NEC meeting and GRA workshop

In-depth presentation of rice research group and flagship by Dr Kazuyuki Yagi, Research Manager for Climate Change of the National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES), NARO, Japan at the 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) and Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia.

The 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) was organized in conjunction with the Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia. Hon. Omar Amadou Jallow, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of The Gambia, officially opened the meeting.

The 10th NEC meeting was chaired by the Director General of the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA), Dr Alioune Fall, as Senegal currently holds the Chairmanship of AfricaRice. 23 out of 26 AfricaRice member countries were present at the NEC meeting. Representatives of four non-member countries – Malawi, Namibia and Mozambique and Zimbabwe – attended as observers.

Representatives of FAO, AfDB, IFAD, CORAF/WECARD, CIRAD, INRA, Global Research Alliance (GRA), GAN-LOGIS Enterprise, and ROPPA also participated in the 2-day meeting.

26
Sep
2017

Dr Sylvie Lewicki, CIRAD Regional Director, Dakar, Senegal presenting at the 10th AfricaRice NEC meeting and GRA workshop

In-depth presentation of soil carbon sequestration work by Dr Sylvie Lewicki, CIRAD Regional Director, Dakar, Senegal at the 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) and Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia.

The 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) was organized in conjunction with the Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia. Hon. Omar Amadou Jallow, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of The Gambia, officially opened the meeting.

The 10th NEC meeting was chaired by the Director General of the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA), Dr Alioune Fall, as Senegal currently holds the Chairmanship of AfricaRice. 23 out of 26 AfricaRice member countries were present at the NEC meeting. Representatives of four non-member countries – Malawi, Namibia and Mozambique and Zimbabwe – attended as observers.

Representatives of FAO, AfDB, IFAD, CORAF/WECARD, CIRAD, INRA, Global Research Alliance (GRA), GAN-LOGIS Enterprise, and ROPPA also participated in the 2-day meeting.

26
Sep
2017

Dr Philippe Lecomte, CIRAD Livestock Scientist, Dakar, Senegal presenting at the 10th AfricaRice NEC meeting and GRA workshop

In-depth presentation of soil carbon sequestration work by Dr Philippe Lecomte, CIRAD Livestock Scientist, Dakar, Senegal at the 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) and Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia.

The 10th Biennial Consultative Meeting of the AfricaRice National Experts Committee (NEC) was organized in conjunction with the Preliminary Workshop of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), 20-21 September 2017, Banjul, The Gambia. Hon. Omar Amadou Jallow, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of The Gambia, officially opened the meeting.

The 10th NEC meeting was chaired by the Director General of the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA), Dr Alioune Fall, as Senegal currently holds the Chairmanship of AfricaRice. 23 out of 26 AfricaRice member countries were present at the NEC meeting. Representatives of four non-member countries – Malawi, Namibia and Mozambique and Zimbabwe – attended as observers.

Representatives of FAO, AfDB, IFAD, CORAF/WECARD, CIRAD, INRA, Global Research Alliance (GRA), GAN-LOGIS Enterprise, and ROPPA also participated in the 2-day meeting.

8
Sep
2017

AfricaRice Director of Strategic Partnerships Dr. Samuel Bruce-Oliver moderating parallel session during the 7th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF2017), 7 September, Abidjan

AfricaRice Director of Strategic Partnerships  Dr. Samuel Bruce-Oliver moderating parallel session "Inclusive Value Chain Investment - Toward Import Substitution and Staple Crop Food Security -The Rice Value Chain - Grow Africa and AGRA" during the 7th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF2017), 4-8 September 2017, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Dr Joost van Odijk, Head of Country management West and Central Africa, Grow Africa, set the scene for this session.

Panelists include :

Dr. Njack Kane, Chief Executive Officer, Intervalle

Dr. Ben Valk, Head of Food and Agriculture Partnerships, Rabobank

Dr. Stefan Kachelriess-Matthess , Project Manager, GIZ/CARI

Dr. Ade Adefeko, Vice-President, Corporate and Government Relations, Olam

Dr. Peter Veal, Operations Lead, Africa Venture Team, Syngenta

Dr. Yacouba Dembélé, Director General of Office National de Développement de la Riziculture (ONDR)   

4
Sep
2017

AfricaRice DG Dr. Harold-Roy Macauley speaks at the IDRC Side Event, 7th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF2017), 4 September, Abidjan

AfricaRice Director General Dr. Harold Roy-Macauley speaking on  “Scaling rice innovations and development of rice production in Africa” at the IDRC Side Event “Dialogue on Research to Support Agricultural Transformation in Francophone Countries of West and Central Africa,” during the 7th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF2017), 4-8 September 2017, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

The event was inaugurated by Hon. Prof. Ramata Ly-Bakayoko, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Côte d’Ivoire.