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Realizing Africa's rice promise.

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the rice sector in Africa and the ongoing rice research and development activities in the region. Specific topics are classified under the following headings: overview of rice in Africa (chapters 1-4), rice genetic diversity and improvement (chapters 5-14), sustainable productivity enhancement (chapters 15-22), rice value chain development (chapters 2...


Chapter 17 (Page no: 213)

Managing the major diseases of rice in Africa.

This chapter provides an overview of rice diseases identified in Africa and their importance, with emphasis on rice blast (Pyricularia oryzae [Magnaporthe grisea]), rice yellow mottle disease (rice yellow mottle virus), and bacterial blight (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae). The potential for varietal resistance as part of an integrated approach to disease management is described.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) From WARDA to AfricaRice: an overview of rice research for development activities conducted in partnership in Africa. Author(s): Tollens, E. Demont, M. Sié, M. Diagne, A. Saito, K. Wopereis, M. C. S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 24) Africa's rice economy before and after the 2008 rice crisis. Author(s): Seck, P. A. Touré, A. A. Coulibaly, J. Y. Diagne, A. Wopereis, M. C. S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Estimation of cultivated area, number of farming households and yield for major rice-growing environments in Africa. Author(s): Diagne, A. Amovin-Assagba, E. Futakuchi, K. Wopereis, M. C. S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 46) Farmer perceptions of the biophysical constraints to rice production in sub-Saharan Africa, and potential impact of research. Author(s): Diagne, A. Alia, D. Y. Amovin-Assagba, E. Wopereis, M. C. S. Saito, K. Nakelse, T.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 69) A continent-wide, product-oriented approach to rice breeding in Africa. Author(s): Kumashiro, T. Futakuchi, K. Sié, M. Ndjiondjop, M. N. Wopereis, M. C. S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 79) Rice varietal release systems in Africa. Author(s): Sanni, K. A. Touré, A. A. Diagne, A. Bachabi, F. Murori, R. Singh, R. K. Sié, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 87) Diversity of rice and related wild species in Africa. Author(s): Sanni, K. A. Tia, D. D. Ojo, D. K. Ogunbayo, A. S. Sikirou, M. Hamilton, N. R. S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 95) Gene flow in African rice farmers' fields. Author(s): Nuijten, E. Richards, P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 108) Making rice genomics work for Africa. Author(s): McCouch, S. Wing, R. A. Semon, M. Ramaiah Venuprasad Atlin, G. Sorrells, M. E. Jannink, J. L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 130) Unlocking the Oryza glaberrima treasure for rice breeding in Africa. Author(s): Lorieux, M. Garavito, A. Bouniol, J. Gutiérrez, A. Ndjiondjop, M. N. Guyot, R. Pompilio Martinez, C. Tohme, J. Ghesquière, A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 144) Rice genetic improvement for abiotic stress tolerance in Africa. Author(s): Dramé, K. N. Manneh, B. Ismail, A. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 161) Integration of molecular markers in rice improvement: a case study on resistance to Rice yellow mottle virus. Author(s): Ndjiondjop, M. N. Albar, L. Sow, M. Yao, N. Djedatin, G. Thiemélé, D. Ghesquière, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 173) Hybrid rice in Africa: challenges and prospects. Author(s): El-Namaky, R. A. Demont, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 179) Development of an integrated rice seed sector in sub-Saharan Africa: meeting the needs of farmers. Author(s): Bèye, A. M. Remington, T. Wopereis, M. C. S. Diagne, A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 188) Towards a better understanding of biophysical determinants of yield gaps and the potential for expansion of the rice area in Africa. Author(s): Saito, K. Nelson, A. Zwart, S. J. Niang, A. Sow, A. Yoshida, H. Wopereis, M. C. S.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 204) Managing weeds of rice in Africa. Author(s): Rodenburg, J. Johnson, D. E.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 229) Managing insect pests of rice in Africa. Author(s): Nwilene, F. E. Nacro, S. Tamò, M. Menozzi, P. Heinrichs, E. A. Hamadoun, A. Dakouo, D. Adda, C. Togola, A.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 241) Bird damage to rice in Africa: evidence and control. Author(s): Mey, Y. de Demont, M.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 250) Increasing rice productivity through improved nutrient use in Africa. Author(s): Haefele, S. M. Saito, K. N'Diaye, K. M. Mussgnug, F. Nelson, A. Wopereis, M. C. S.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 265) Assessing and improving water productivity of irrigated rice systems in Africa. Author(s): Zwart, S. J.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 276) Inland valleys: Africa's future food baskets. Author(s): Rodenburg, J.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 294) Consumer preferences for rice in Africa. Author(s): Rutsaert, P. Demont, M. Verbeke, W.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 303) Tailoring African rice value chains to consumers. Author(s): Demont, M. Neven, D.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 311) Improving grain quality of locally produced rice in Africa. Author(s): Futakuchi, K. Manful, J. Sakurai, T.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 324) Developing competitive rice value chains. Author(s): Stryker, J. D.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 332) Mechanizing Africa's rice sector. Author(s): Rickman, J. Moreira, J. Gummert, M. Wopereis, M. C. S.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 343) Integrating gender considerations in rice research for development in Africa. Author(s): Agboh-Noameshie, A. Kabore, A. Michael Misiko
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 355) Towards a new approach for understanding interactions of technology with environment and society in small-scale rice farming. Author(s): Nuijten, E. Temudo, M. Richards, P. Okry, F. Teeken, B. Mokuwa, A. Struik, P. C.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 367) Innovative and effective ways to enhance rural learning in Africa. Author(s): Mele, P. van Wanvoeke, J. Rodgers, J. McKay, B.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 379) Raising rice yields and beyond: an experience of collective learning and innovation in lowland rice systems in Madagascar. Author(s): Defoer, T. Wopereis, M. C. S.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 390) Impact of rice research on income, poverty and food security in Africa: an ex-ante analysis. Author(s): Diagne, A. Alia, D. Y. Wopereis, M. C. S. Saito, K. Nakelse, T. Seck, P. A.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 424) Realizing Africa's rice promise: priorities for action. Author(s): Wopereis, M. C. S. Diagne, A. Johnson, D. E. Seck, P. A.