AfricaRice took an active part in the Egyptian– Africa Forum on Seed Industry and Agricultural Biotechnology, presenting its work in both these areas. The main objectives of this Forum, held in Alexandria, Egypt on 24–26 July, were to find ways to:
- Enhance the seed industry in Africa
- Increase collaboration both within and between the seed industry and agricultural biotechnology.
The Forum recognized the current efforts of inter-national organizations to support the seed industry and agricultural biotechnology in Africa.