An AfricaRice delegation led by the Interim Director General Dr Adama Traoré is participating in the Second Edition of the Science &Technology Week of Abomey-Calavi University (UAC), 15-18 April 2014, near Cotonou, Benin.
Themed “Challenges and opportunities of the scientific and technological revolution for progress,” the UAC Science & Technology Week is organized to present the technological progress achieved by UAC and its partners and strengthen collaboration in science and technology.
AfricaRice and the Department of Agricultural Sciences at UAC have forged strong links since 2005. PhD, MSc and DEA students affiliated to UAC have been conducting their field work at AfricaRice under the co-supervision of AfricaRice scientists. Currently AfricaRice is hosting 38 students, including 10 PhD, 19 MSc and 9 undergraduates from UAC.
AfricaRice is also taking part in the exhibition of the UAC Science & Technology Week, where it is showcasing seeds of improved varieties – such as the ARICAs, the NERICAs and the Sahel series developed by AfricaRice and its partners – in addition to posters and publication CDs relating to rice R&D.