Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mitigating climate change impact on rice disease resistance in East Africa


Two training workshops were held at AfricaRice, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – the first one, 15–18 August, covered rice pathology and simulation modeling techniques and the second, 19–27 August, focused on rice disease isolation and purification techniques.

These courses were conducted as part of the project ‘Mitigating the impact of climate change on rice disease resistance in East Africa’, which is being carried out by AfricaRice in partnership with the University of Göttingen, IRRI and national partners in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with support from German development cooperation. The project addresses the urgent demand for climate-proof disease-resistant rice varieties and helps adapt crop management practices to climate change.