Wednesday, November 25, 2009

EU project reviewed

AfricaRice project Rice policy and technology impact on food security and poverty reduction, funded by the European Union, and implemented by Research Program 4, was reviewed and the favorable report was announced in December.

The review team commended AfricaRice for generating high level of interest for its work on identifying and quantifying factors of importance for ensuring competitiveness of African rice; communicating research results efficiently; timely production of effective policy briefs; developing policy options; enabling stakeholder participation; coordinating effectively with the national agricultural research systems; and generating effective international public goods.

Overall, the reviewers recommended that future support for the project be continued to build on the results achieved.