Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Second phase of the Africa component of STRASA launched

The Africa component of the STRASA project Phase 2 was launched at AfricaRice in Cotonou, on 9–10 May, with nearly 50 participants attending. These included AfricaRice and IRRI scientists as well as project partners from national programs, seed producers and NGOs from 18 African countries.

The achievements of Phase 1 were reviewed and work plans for 2011 were presented. The program also included presentations and discussions on the Green Super Rice project, a new consolidated PVS protocol, and current seed systems and varietal release procedures of STRASA project countries.