Thursday, October 11, 2018

AfricaRice Annual Report 2017 focuses on effective targeting of research to respond to stakeholder needs

AfricaRice is pleased to announce the release of its Annual Report 2017, themed ‘More effective targeting of research for development,’ emphasizing the Center’s aim to improve the targeting of its research efforts to respond to the needs of all rice value chain actors in Africa.

The flagship publication provides a snapshot of some of the important results of AfricaRice work carried out in close collaboration with partners over the past year. Through the stories on research and innovation activities and resulting achievements, the report highlights the Center’s strategy, impact, opportunities and challenges. 

In addition to providing brief information on publications, training, finance, donors and the Board of Trustees, the report covers the following topics: 

  • Creation of a mini-core collection for African rice (Oryza glaberrima
  • Breakthrough in lowland rice breeding targeting submergence tolerance
  • The next generation of rice varieties for the lowlands in the making
  • Mapping abiotic stresses of rice
  • Toward sustainable farming systems
  • Innovation systems thinking demonstrated in Madagascar
  • Valuation of rice postharvest losses in sub-Saharan Africa
  • The rise of locally produced aromatic rice in Senegal 
  • Positive impact of improved rice varieties for millions in sub-Saharan Africa 
  • Rice data as public goods to enhance agricultural development
  • GREAT step in approach to building gender capacity at AfricaRice 
  • Excellence in capacity development: Awards for AfricaRice PhD students

To read the report online or download a pdf copy, please click here.
https://bit.ly/2Nz92AN

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