Friday, November 18, 2011

Launch of Africa Rice Agronomy Task Force and Rice Processing and Value Addition Task Force


The Rice Agronomy and Rice Processing and Value Addition Task Forces were launched at AfricaRice temporary headquarters in Cotonou, 15–18 November. The launch workshop was attended by participants from 14 African countries. Issues relating to mechanization are dealt within these two Task Forces.

By end 2011, all of the Task Forces proposed in the Strategic Plan had become operational, with the exception of the Mechanization Task Force, which is expected to become a joint ‘working group’ of the Agronomy and the Processing and Value Addition Task Forces.