The Research Days function for AfricaRice was organized from 2 to 5 November. In addition to AfricaRice scientists from all locations, it had participation from senior representatives from the Center’s partner organizations. In 2009, the Center had used a new format for the research days which permitted a greater time for scientific discussions when compared to the earlier years.
The Research Day meetings included intensive discussions on ideas and challenges related to genetic diversity and improvement; water management; weed management; integrated pest management; training and extension linkages; seed systems; learning and innovation systems; impact assessment; policy; and value chains.
The progress on scientific research activities was reviewed and action plan was drawn up for the coming year.