Monday, September 10, 2018

Rice Value Chain Compact of AfDB-funded TAAT initiative launched to help scale up proven rice technologies in Africa


The Rice Value Chain Compact of the African Development Bank (AfDB)-funded “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT)” initiative was officially launched, 6-7 September 2018, at the AfricaRice Research Station in M’bé near Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire. The TAAT Rice Value Chain Compact will contribute to the AfDB ‘Feed Africa’ initiative through enhanced deployment of impactful technologies, innovations and products in the rice value chain.

Partners along the rice value chain from 10 African countries attended the project launch to discuss the implementation plan at country level, the technologies that will be deployed and the approaches and strategies for scaling up the technologies. Implementation will start in Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda, with spill-over in Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea in the first year.

As part of the program, the participants had a guided tour of AfricaRice demonstration plots, seed multiplication, the postharvest and processing facility and the Genetic Resources Unit. The visit allowed them to see some of the technologies that have been selected for scaling up through the TAAT Rice Compact.

Poster and brochures (click on the web links to view) :
·       TAAT Rice Value Chain Compact
https://bit.ly/2N197C7
·       ASI Thresher
·       Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
·       RiceAdvice
·       GEM Parboiling Technology
·       Improved rice varieties for Africa

PowerPoint presentations (click on the web links to view) :

1.     Recensement électronique et  géo-référence des acteurs de la chaine de valeur riz: cas des pays TAAT
2.     Innovation Platforms
3.     Post-harvest & Processing Technologies
4.     Partnerships for efficient quality seed production and variety dissemination
5.     Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
6.     RiceAdvice

Audio Podcasts (click on the web links to listen) :

1.     Dr Etienne Duveiller, Deputy Director General and Director of Research for Development (DR4D), speaking at the TAAT Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop
2.     Dr Sidi Sanyang, AfricaRice Program Leader, Rice Sector Development Program and TAAT Rice Compact Coordinator,  speaking at the TAAT Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop
3.     Dr Jean Ekwe Dossa, IFDC Agronomist/Soil Scientist, speaking at the TAAT Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop
4.     Dr Omar Ndaw Faye,  ISRA Rice Breeder,  speaking at the TAAT Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop
5.     Dr Richard Appoh, IWMI Research Officer – Agriculture Water Management, speaking at the TAAT Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop
6.     Rachidi A. presenting on behalf of AfricaRice Impact Assessment Economist Dr Arouna Aminou on "Recensement électronique et géo-référence des acteurs de la chaine de valeur riz: cas des pays TAAT" at the TAAT Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop
7.     AfricaRice Social Scientist Dr Josey Kamanda presenting on 'Innovation Platforms' at the TAAT Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop
8.     AfricaRice Seed Production Specialist Dr Saidu Bah presenting on 'Partnerships for efficient quality seed production and variety dissemination' at the TAAT Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop
9.     AfricaRice Extension agronomist Dr Senthilkumar Kalimuthu presenting on 'Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)'  at the TAAT Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop
10.  Dr Senthilkumar Kalimuthu presenting on behalf of AfricaRice Agronomist Dr Kazuki Saito on 'RiceAdvice' at the TAAT Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop
11.  AfricaRice Grain Quality & Post-harvest Technologist  Dr Sali Ndindeng  presenting on'Post-harvest and Processing Technologies' at the TAAT Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop

Photos (click on the web link to view)  :
       Scenes from  the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop, 6-7 Sep 2018, AfricaRice M’bé Research Station, Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire.
https://bit.ly/2p2kThb