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West Africa rice research and development

John Van Dusen Lewis

West Africa rice research and development

by John Van Dusen Lewis

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Published by U.S. AID in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rice -- Africa

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Van Dusen Lewis ... [et al.]
    SeriesA.I.D. project impact evaluation report -- no. 44, Project impact evaluation -- no. 44
    ContributionsUnited States. Agency for International Development
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14939262M

    Each year West African farmers devote approximately , hectares to cultivating fonio, and the crop supplies food to million people. Despite its ancient heritage and widespread importance, knowledge of fonio's evolution, origin, distribution, and genetic diversity remains scant even within West Africa itself. Rice plays a huge role in diets in Ghana, from the famous West African jollof rice to rice and stew - but most of these grains are imported. In , Ghana launched Eat Ghana Rice, a campaign.

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "This book results from a research project, 'The Political Economy of Rice in West Africa, ' carried out jointly by the Food Research Institute, Stanford University, and the West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) between June and September "--Preface. Rice research in Africa is organized on a subregional basis and enjoys assistance from the International Agricultural Research Centres (IARCs) such as the West African Rice Development Association (WARDA), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), IRRI and the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE.

    As a result of editions published in and , the Rice Almanac has become a standard handbook that brings together general information about rice and data about rice production worldwide. The third edition has been fully updated and expanded to include more countries, and is the result of collaboration between the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), West Africa Rice Development. The System for Rice Intensification (SRI) has tremendous potential to close the rice production gap in West Africa and to place the region on the desired trajectory of rice self-sufficiency, according to a new book published on Wednesday, Ap in Dakar, Senegal. 50, Farmers in 13 Countries: Results from Scaling up the System of Rice Intensification in West Africa is a publication.


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West Africa rice research and development by John Van Dusen Lewis Download PDF EPUB FB2

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. AfricaRice est un Centre de recherche du CGIAR – un partenariat mondial de la recherche agricole pour un futur sans faim.

AfricaRice est aussi une association inter. These are in addition to logistics constraints and unfavourable trade policy that make the development of a regional value chain challenging.

Rice is a staple in West Africa, and a food security issue – a high, and rising, propor tion of people are undernourished (over 56 million people, or 15% of the region’s population). The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), formerly known as the West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA), is a pan-African intergovernmental association and a CGIAR Research organization, currently headquartered in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

AfricaRice is an agricultural research center that was constituted in by 11 West African countries. Presently the Center counts 26 African member sHeadquarters: Abidjan.

Get this from a library. West Africa rice research and development. [John Van Dusen Lewis; United States. Agency for International Development.].

African Development Bank, Japanese Government and UNDP Support in Africa. By the mids, rice production in sub-Saharan Africa was being outstripped by rapid population growth. The resulting rice imports to feed million people in West Africa alone were taxing foreign reserves by nearly US$1 billion annually.

Sacred Rice explores the cultural intricacies through which Jola farmers in West Africa are responding to their environmental and economic conditions given the centrality of a crop--rice--that is the lynchpin for their economic, social, religious, and political worlds.

Based on more than ten years of author Joanna Davidson's ethnographic and historical research on rural Guinea-Bissau, this Reviews: 8. The West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) was established in the early s to help farmers increase rice production.

Africa is the only continent whose population has grown faster than its food production; this shortfall provokes the syndrome of. West Africa covers an area of about one-fifth of the continent, or 6, sq km. The northern part of the region is a semi-arid terrain, south of the Sahara Desert.

The southern part is covered by savannahs. The total population of West Africa exceeds million. The most populous country is Nigeria with million inhabitants ().

WARDA hosts the African Rice Initiative (ARI), the Rice Research and Development Network for West and Central Africa (ROCARIZ), the International Network for Genetic Evaluation of Rice in Africa (INGER-Africa) and the Inland Valley Consortium (IVC).

It also supports the Coordination Unit of the Eastern and Central African Rice Research Network. An example is the New Rice for Africa (NERICA) hybrid that is already in use by local farmers. These new hybrids are mostly developed in Tanzania and Kenya and are resistant to high temperature and disease.

While the former varieties often produce approximately 2 tons of rice per hectare, the new hybrids yield around 7 to 10 tons per hectare. This book fills that gap by highlighting the diverse production and management practices as well as the various rice genotypes in the salient, rice-producing areas in Asia, Europe, Africa, the.

West African economic growth rates have been insufficient in most countries to make significant reductions in poverty. Essentially, West Africa’s farmers and firms produce and trade in highly localized markets and do not achieve the sufficient economies of scale required to attract broad-based investment that could accelerate growth and reduce poverty.

The first reference to rice in West Africa is in the writings of Leo Africanus (Africanus, ), who travelled through the region in the s and noted the practice of sowing rice 'on the waters' in the area of modern-day Sokoto in northwestern Nigeria, a technique still used today.

About 40 percent of the rice production in Africa's 15 major rice-producing countries relies on rain as the only source of water. Almost all of that area employs the Asian species, but West Africa still grows a small but significant amount of dryland African rice.

Indeed, in certain parts of Ghana and Togo it. West African Rice Company Limited (WARC Group) A strong passion drives their lives towards dedicating it to protect the planet and eradicate misery, poverty and hunger. Husking the rice by pounding it, a daily task for West African women, became a day-long, exhausting job for slaves in the Carolinas, part of the reason for the high death rate.

In terms of breadth of research and the very topic of research, this is a five star book. There is one fly in the s:   Slaves taken from countries along the “rice coast” of Africa brought knowledge about the crop with them to the Americas.

Wageningen University T he debate was stoked by the book Black Rice by Judith Carney, a rice historian and geography professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, which laid out the case that it was African. West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, as well as the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

Dr Roy-Macauley has nearly 30 years of experience in agricultural research with extensive leadership and management expertise. Before joining AfricaRice, he was the Executive Director of the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) – a leading sub-regional organization, which coordinates and facilitates agricultural R&D activities in the development of rice production.

The state is contributing to private investments, by financing the construction of new rice mills (Benin, Nigeria) or taking a stake in intensive rice production schemes. The emergence of an integrated local value chain constitutes a fundamental change in the West African rice sector.

The crisis of. WAAPP is revitalizing agricultural science in West Africa by supporting the training of nearly scientists and establishing nine research centers of specialization around key commodities. RESULTS To date, WAAPP has directly benefited more than million farmers, processers and small businesses across the region—45% of whom are women.

The System for Rice Intensification (SRI) has significant potential to close the rice production gap in West Africa and put the region on the path to rice self-sufficiency, according to a new book published by researchers from Cornell University and the National Center of Specialization on Rice (NCoS-Rice), based in Mali, for the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and.A research strategy to help boost rice production in Africa has been formally unveiled by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), a pan-African agricultural research organisation.