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AfricaRice News Release Striga aspera on rice in Cote d’Ivoire. (Photo: AfricaRice) An international team of researchers representing the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), the International Rice Research Institute, and Wageningen University, has raised the alarm over the enormous economic impact of...

Seed growers turn Anambé into a valley of prosperity ...

A small dam in M’bé near Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire represents the inspiring story of unsung heroes who helped more than 300 farming households survive...

“The potential is there, but you can’t eat potential.” This is one of the most memorable statements of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug....

A rice parboiling system improves the livelihood of hundreds of women in Benin. ...

Once a rice exporter, Côte d’Ivoire has spent in recent years nearly USD 500 million annually on rice imports. Now, the country has set its sights on...

Senegal’s dependence on imported rice is not only about preference toward a more convenient food. It is also about the neglect of domestic food production,...

Two new cold-tolerant varieties, FOFIFA 183 and FOFIFA 184, were released for the high-altitude rainfed lowland rice ecosystem through activities of the...

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....