IRRI and AfricaRice receive Milken-Motsepe Prize for flood-tolerant rice varieties

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The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) team were among the winners in the inaugural Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech, a global competition for innovative solutions to increase economic value to farmers.

The IRRI-AfricaRice Team was awarded US$150,000 for their project on flood-proofing the livelihood of Africa’s vulnerable rice farmers. The Milken-Motsepe Prize in Agritech seeks to incentivize scalable agricultural technology solutions for the problems faced by farmers on small to medium-sized farms in Africa.

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