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Africa’s average rice yield lags significantly behind Asia, with African farmers harvesting an average of 2.28 tons per hectare (t/ha) compared to Asia’s 4.61 t/ha. This productivity gap is particularly pronounced among small-scale resource-poor farmers who practice rainfed agriculture.  Some of the...

Significant efforts in agronomic research for development have been undertaken to address the challenges in rice cultivation in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite...

At a time when policymakers in several countries across sub-Saharan Africa are seeking to increase production and importantly the appeal of local rice,...

In Kenya, Komboka can enhance food and nutrition security by increasing local rice production which will, in turn, contribute to a reduction of rice imports...

To enhance crop production in a sustainable manner, Green Super Rice (GSR) was proposed as a new goal for rice breeding and production based on the prospect...

First reported in sub-Saharan Africa in 1922, rice blast has become the most devastating and widespread disease of rice with yield losses of up to 100%...

This study aimed to assess rice farming system typologies in the Chókwè Irrigation Scheme to better understand the drivers and constraints for smallholder...

Agricultural diversity can be beneficial for environmental health, resilience, and food production. Biodiverse cropping systems can suppress pests more...

The use of integrated fertilization combining mineral and organic fertilizers has a strong potential and could be available and affordable for smallholder...

For many African countries like Burundi, agricultural mechanization can be a transformative tool for achieving food security and economic prosperity. ...