Wednesday, December 9, 2015

AfricaRice sets dates for 2016 Science Week and GRiSP-Africa Forum

AfricaRice is pleased to announce that its 2016 Science Week and Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP)-Africa Forum will be held, 1-5 February 2016, at its regional center in Cotonou, Benin.

The Science Week serves as the annual review, reflection and planning event for the Center and its research and development partners from around the world. It is held under the framework of the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), a CGIAR Research Program on rice.

International and national rice research and development partners from the public and private sectors, including representatives of national research and extension programs of about 30 African countries are expected to participate in this event.

The main objectives of the 2016 AfricaRice Science Week and GRiSP-Africa Forum are to discuss results obtained in 2015 and carry out effective and efficient planning of rice research-for-development (R4D) activities in 2016.

In addition to updates on GRiSP-Africa R4D activities and meetings of the Africa-wide Rice Task Forces and the Rice Sector Development Hubs, the Science Week’s program will include among others brainstorming sessions on improved seed delivery, long-term agronomic trials related to soil fertility management,  knowledge sharing  and innovation platforms in rice value chains.

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