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RT Vol. 8, No. 4 Never an empty bowl

RT Vol. 8, No. 4 Never an empty bowl

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Published by Rice Today
Never an empty bowl
by Savitri Mohapatra

African countries come together to work toward self-sufficiency

he Council of Ministers of the 23 member countries of the Africa Rice Center hailed the new harmonized international partnership for rice development in Africa during its 27th Ordinary Session held in Lomé, Togo, 2-3 September 2009. It also greatly appreciated the strong research alignment forged between the Africa Rice Center and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). “By poolin
Never an empty bowl
by Savitri Mohapatra

African countries come together to work toward self-sufficiency

he Council of Ministers of the 23 member countries of the Africa Rice Center hailed the new harmonized international partnership for rice development in Africa during its 27th Ordinary Session held in Lomé, Togo, 2-3 September 2009. It also greatly appreciated the strong research alignment forged between the Africa Rice Center and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). “By poolin

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he Council of Ministers of the23 member countries of theAfrica Rice Center hailed thenew harmonized international partnership for rice development inAfrica during its 27th Ordinary Sessionheld in Lomé, Togo, 2-3 September 2009.It also greatly appreciated the strongresearch alignment forged between theAfrica Rice Center and the InternationalRice Research Institute (IRRI).“By pooling together our resources,our intelligence, and our efforts,Agricultural Research (CGIAR), theCouncil of Ministers called for a mega- program on rice as this cereal is thefastest growing food staple in Africa.Hence, it is regarded as an engine of economic growth and political stabilitythat can affect poverty and hunger.The mega-program would representa global rice science partnership providing synergies for researchconducted by the three CGIAR-supportedcenters working on rice (AfricaRice Center, IRRI, and the Centro
African countries come together to work toward self-sufficiency
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Savitri Mohapatra
we have to generate knowledge and
technology that can benet Africa,”
commented Africa Rice Center Director General Dr. Papa Abdoulaye Seck. “Theadvantages of our collaboration canhelp us have critical mass and very high
impact.”
On behalf of IRRI, Dr. AchimDobermann, deputy director generalfor research, conveyed IRRI’s strongcommitment to the partnership.Referring to the ongoing reforms of the Consultative Group on International
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