Flood-tolerant rice for enhanced production and livelihood of smallholder farmers of Africa

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 major challenges for rice farmers across Africa are flooding and prolonged dry spells. These challenges … Continue reading Flood-tolerant rice for enhanced production and livelihood of smallholder farmers of Africa