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Ms. Afolabi Oluwatoyin Oluwakemi (far right), research assistant at AfricaRice Center is training young researchers how to detect pathogens that cause diseases in rice. (Photo: R. Raman, AfricaRice) International and national rice pathologists, who gathered recently for a training workshop in Burundi, were...

(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...

Exclusive showroom for rice of the Upper Nun Valley Development Authority (UNVDA) in Ndop, Cameroon. (Photo: R. Raman, AfricaRice) The Republic of Cameroon...

Young Africans, such as Mounirou Sow from Niger, who have been trained in the AfricaRice biotechnology laboratory are dedicated to applying molecular breeding...

(Photo: Sophie Clayton) Burundi is a small landlocked country in Central Africa.Longstanding tribal conflicts in the country broke out into a civil war...