Tuesday, November 15, 2011

JIRCAS 2011 International Symposium


AfricaRice DDG Marco Wopereis, gave a key note presentation on ‘Realizing Africa’s rice promise’ during the opening of the 2011 JIRCAS International Symposium, ‘Trends of International Rice Research and Japanese Scientific Contribution — Support to GRiSP and CARD’, Tsukuba International Congress Center, Epochal, Convention Hall 200, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, 14–15 November. The workshop was attended by about 120 people. AfricaRice weed scientist Jonne Rodenburg was awarded the prestigious 2011 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers for his work on weed science in Africa. He was one of the three awardees, the others being from the Philippines and Bangladesh.