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Two new cold-tolerant varieties, FOFIFA 183 and FOFIFA 184, were released for the high-altitude rainfed lowland rice ecosystem through activities of the Africa Rice Center component of the Stress-tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) project, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,...

Tanzania is poised to meet the growing demand for rice in Eastern and Southern Africa. It can potentially double or even triple its production through...

RICE IS the most important staple in Sierra Leone, and Liberia, however, the Ebola crisis threatens to undo the progress made in improving domestic production....

Ms. Afolabi Oluwatoyin Oluwakemi (far right), research assistant at AfricaRice Center is training young researchers how to detect pathogens that cause...

(Photo: R Raman, AFRICARICE) About one-third of the food produced in the world never reaches our plates. Not only is this a colossal loss but all the resources...

DR. SAITO’S WORK has led to a refocus of upland rice breeding work at AfricaRice, which now includes aus and indica materials. It is difficult for...

Uganda—widely known as “the pearl of Africa” for its exquisite natural beauty, diverse flora and fauna, and rich mosaic of cultures— is attracting...

COLD-TOLERANT rice variety nominated as ARICA10 by Africa Rice Breeding Task Force. “The best adaptation to climate change is a breeding and seed system...

(Photo: R. Raman, AfricaRice) The rice connection I was born in Saint Louis, which is located in the northwest of Senegal, near the mouth of the Senegal...

(Photo: R Raman, AfricaRice) The 3rd Africa Rice Congress, held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in October 2013, emphasized the need to invest in the modernization...