Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, October 26, 2015

AfricaRice returns to M'be, Cote d'Ivoire

The 38th meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) was held between September 7 and 10 at M’bé near Bouaké, its main research station in Côte d’Ivoire, for the first time in 12 years following the civil crisis that forced the Center to scale down its activities in that country. The Board meeting – an important signal marking the full return of the Center to Côte d’Ivoire – was warmly welcomed by both the government and traditional authorities. A colorful closing ceremony, attended by the local government administrator of Bouaké, Mr Konin Aka, and an array of community leaders from M’Bé, dressed in their full traditional regalia, expressed their joy on the return of AfricaRice to the community.

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