Friday, November 28, 2014

Sharing information on ‘Rice science at the service of Africa’ at FARA Celebration

As part of the CGIAR-led Agricultural Technology Fair at the “Celebrating FARA” event in Johannesburg, South Africa, 26- 28 November 2014, publications and posters by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) displayed at the CGIAR booth, portray how science is helping realize Africa’s rice promise.

A major thrust of AfricaRice is to make available rice knowledge for Africa and provide accurate science-based information to policy-makers, donors, scientists, agricultural professionals, farmers and the general public.

As one of the 15 international Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium and as a pan-African intergovernmental association, AfricaRice is committed to supporting the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A) led by FARA.

The purpose of “Celebrating FARA” event is to take stock of the achievements of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and reposition it for the next decade. The event is being held under the overarching theme “FARA – Delivering Africa’s Future Through Science-led Agricultural Transformation.”

The AfricaRice delegation at the event is led by Dr Adama Traoré, Interim Director General.

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