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Realizing Africa's Rice Promise

Realizing Africa's Rice Promise

Edited by M Wopereis, Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), Benin, D Johnson, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines, N Ahmadi, Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (Cirad), France, E Tollens, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, A Jalloh, West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), Senegal

October 2013 / Hardback / 480 Pages / 9781845938123 £115.00 / €150.00 / $220.00
With 10% online discount: £103.50 / €135.00 / $198.00
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Main Description

*Includes contributions from the key scientists working in the area
*Provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research as well as making recommendations for how best to deal with future challenges
*Has a wide and varied scope – covering policy, genetic diversity and improvement, sustainable productivity enhancement, innovations and value chains


Key scientists give an important overview of current research and point the way for dealing with future challenges

  • a: Foreword
  • b: Acknowledgements
  • c: Introduction
  • Section 1: Rice in Africa: An Overview
  • 1: From WARDA to AfricaRice: An Overview of Rice Research for Development Activities Conducted in Partnership in Africa
  • 2: Africa’s Rice Economy Before and After the 2008 Rice Crisis
  • 3: Estimation of Cultivated Area, Number of Farming Households and Yield for Major Rice-growing Environments in Africa
  • 4: Farmer Perceptions of the Biophysical Constraints to Rice Production in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Potential Impact of Research
  • Section 2: Rice Genetic Diversity and Improvement
  • 5: A Continent-wide, Product-oriented Approach to Rice Breeding in Africa
  • 6: Rice Varietal Release Systems in Africa
  • 7: Diversity of Rice and Related Wild Species in Africa
  • 8: Gene Flow in African Rice Farmers’ Fields
  • 9: Making Rice Genomics Work for Africa
  • 10: Unlocking the Oryza glaberrima Treasure for Rice Breeding in Africa
  • 11: Rice Genetic Improvement for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Africa
  • 12: Integration of Molecular Markers in Rice Improvement: A Case Study on Resistance to Rice yellow mottle virus
  • 13: Hybrid Rice in Africa: Challenges and Prospects
  • 14: Development of an Integrated Rice Seed Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa: Meeting the Needs of Farmers
  • Section 3: Sustainable Productivity Enhancement
  • 15: Towards a Better Understanding of Biophysical Determinants of Yield Gaps and the Potential for Expansion of the Rice Area in Africa
  • 16: Managing Weeds of Rice in Africa
  • 17: Managing the Major Diseases of Rice in Africa
  • 18: Managing Insect Pests of Rice in Africa
  • 19: Bird Damage to Rice in Africa: Evidence and Control
  • 20: Increasing Rice Productivity through Improved Nutrient Use in Africa
  • 21: Assessing and Improving Water Productivity of Irrigated Rice Systems in Africa
  • 22: Inland Valleys: Africa’s Future Food Baskets
  • Section 4: Rice Value Chain Development
  • 23: Consumer Preferences for Rice in Africa
  • 24: Tailoring African Rice Value Chains to Consumers
  • 25: Improving Grain Quality of Locally Produced Rice in Africa
  • 26: Developing Competitive Rice Value Chains
  • 27: Mechanizing Africa’s Rice Sector
  • Section 5: Working with Rice Communities
  • 28: Integrating Gender Considerations in Rice Research for Development in Africa
  • 29: Towards a New Approach for Understanding Interactions of Technology with Environment and Society in Small-scale Rice Farming
  • 30: Innovative and Effective Ways to Enhance Rural Learning in Africa
  • 31: Raising Rice Yields and Beyond: An Experience of Collective Learning and Innovation in Lowland Rice Systems in Madagascar
  • Section 6: Rice in Africa: Looking Ahead
  • 32: Impact of Rice Research on Income, Poverty and Food Security in Africa: An Ex-ante Analysis
  • 33: Realizing Africa’s Rice Promise: Priorities for Action

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