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About Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)

AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center — part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future. It is
also an intergovernmental association of African member countries. The Center was created in 1970 by 11 African
countries. Today its membership comprises 26 countries, covering West, Central, East and North African regions,
namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic
of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali,
Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Uganda. AfricaRice
headquarters is based in Côte d’Ivoire. Staff members are located in Côte d’Ivoire and also in AfricaRice research
stations in Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

Contents
Message from the Board Chair
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The AfricaRice regional training center for rice value-chain actors, situated in Saint-Louis, Senegal, was inaugurated on 7 May 2016
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Chair, Director General and staff members, as well as local authorities, donors and partners. The training center was set up with
strong support from the Government of Senegal, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the West African Economic and Monetary
Union (UEMOA). AfricaRice is adopting a new strategy to professionalize the full range of actors in the rice value chain. The new
training center aims to strengthen the technical capacity of the rice value chain actors in Africa. In addition to thematic courses on
rice production, specialized modules that promote entrepreneurship and agribusiness will be offered to participants to help them
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FAO and AfricaRice sign an MoU for scientific and technical cooperation in consolidating sustainable rice systems development in
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Signing ceremony of an MoU for the Africa Rice Development Partnership, Jeonju, Republic of Korea, 19 October 2016. The signatories
were Hwang-keun Chung, Administrator, Rural Development Administration (RDA); Harold Roy-Macauley, Director General,
AfricaRice; Joseph DeVries, Chief, Agricultural Transformation Program, AGRA on behalf of AGRA President Agnes Kalibata; Texas
A&M AgriLife Research and the Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University (ConDev). Representatives from RDA,
the National Institute of Crop Science (NICS) and KAFACI attended the ceremony

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Publications 2016

AfricaRice publications 2016

57 Articles in Thomson Reuters–list journals


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About CGIAR

CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty,
enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services. Its research is car-
ried out by 15 CGIAR Centers in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional
research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector.

For more information, visit www.cgiar.org

The Centers
AfricaRice Africa Rice Center (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
Bioversity Bioversity International (Rome, Italy)
CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Cali, Colombia)
CIFOR Center for International Forestry Research (Bogor, Indonesia)
CIMMYT International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (Mexico, DF, Mexico)
CIP International Potato Center (Lima, Peru)
ICARDA International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (Beirut, Lebanon)
ICRISAT International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (Patancheru, India)
IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington, DC, USA)
IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (Ibadan, Nigeria)
ILRI International Livestock Research Institute (Nairobi, Kenya)
IRRI International Rice Research Institute (Los Baños, Philippines)
IWMI International Water Management Institute (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
World Agroforestry World Agroforestry Centre (Nairobi, Kenya)
WorldFish WorldFish Center (Penang, Malaysia)
Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)
01 BP 4029, Abidjan 01, Côte d’Ivoire
\  ' 3 (225) 22 48 09 10 Fax: (225) 22 44 26 29 Email: AfricaRice@cgiar.org
www.AfricaRice.org