Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, September 1, 2014

Rice Innovations Fair of Scalable Technologies

1-2 September 2014. Cotonou, Benin. Rice Innovations Fair of Scalable Technologies

1. Create visibility of research products of AfricaRice & partners for the development sector.
2. Explore with NGO’s, donors, private and public organizations scalable technologies and define
dissemination pathways.

The first day of the event focused on the presentation of a set of eleven technologies, followed by discussions to define dissemination pathways for each innovation.
  1. Scalable technologies developed by AfricaRice and partners (rapid presentation):
  2. Smart‐valleys – a participatory and low‐cost development approach
  3. Inland valley atlas – assessing the potential for development
  4. RiceAdvice – localized farmer advice for nutrient management
  5. Multi‐stakeholder platforms – improving farmers’ access to the value chain
  6. Powertillers – local adaptation to support multiple use
  7. Rice Varieties – ARICA, NERICA and others – new lines of rice varieties
  8. Mechanical weeders – reducing labour in rice production
  9. GEM Parboiler – energy efficient and improved quality
  10. ASI Thresher – high‐capacity thresher for clean rice
  11. PLAR/IRM – Participatory Learning & Action Research for improving farmer practice
The second day will include a visit to the Ouinhi district in Benin, to see inland valleys that have been developed using the Smart-valleys participatory approach. These achievements are the result of AfricaRice’s partnership with the Benin extension agency called Cellule Bas-Fonds, under the Rural Engineering Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries.

Title: Supporting the African rice value chain (Competitive African Rice Initiative, CARI)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Countries: Various countries in Africa; based in Nigeria
Lead executing agencies: Agricultural ministries in Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Tanzania
Overall term: 2013 to 2017

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