Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gender Task Force launched

In the wake of the Africa-wide Rice Breeding Task Force established in 2010, the Africa Rice Gender Task Force was launched in Cotonou on 16–18 August. The Task Force will ensure an effective gender mainstreaming in rice research-for-development and capacity-building activities in order to deliver gender-friendly technologies that can improve the quality and competitiveness of locally produced rice. More opportunities will be targeted to promising young women scientists to pursue their careers in rice science (visiting scientists, visiting fellows, MSc and PhD scholarships).