Friday, December 16, 2011

Improving rice postharvest handling, marketing and development of new rice-based products

The inaugural meeting of the Project Steering Committee of the CIDA-funded project on ‘Enhancing food security in Africa through the improvement of rice post-harvest handling, marketing and the development of new rice-based products’ was held in Cotonou on 15 December.

The meeting was attended by 14 participants representing CIDA, AfricaRice, the Commission de la communauté économique et monétaire de l'Afrique centrale (CEMAC), ECOWAS (represented by UEMOA), McGill University, the national project coordinators from Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Uganda. The progress made in 2011 in the project implementation and the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) were reviewed and the work plan and budget for 2012 discussed.