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New Generation Rice Varieties Unveiled for Africa

A new generation of high-performing rice varieties has been launched by the Africa Rice Breeding Task Force under a new brand called “ARICA” – which stands for “Advanced Rice Varieties for Africa.”

The Breeding Task Force comprises international and national rice breeders from 30 African countries and operates as part of the Japan-funded project “Developing the Next Generation of New Rice Varieties for Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.”

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Criteria of ARICA (Advanced Rice Varieties for Africa)

  • Need to have advantages over the best check varieties in a region

  • Advantages claimed should have clear basis of data accumulated in the prior trials, to ensure credibility of descriptions of a new variety.

  • Evaluated in Breeding Task Force trials

  • No need to go through all phases, if one decides to go through variety release system of a country

Procedure of nomination of ARICA

  • AfricaRice shares data of trials with NARS partner.

  • Based on the data provided together with their own, NARS select breeding lines to proceed to variety release in the country and inform AfricaRice of its decision.

  • AfricaRice analyses all available data on the lines to be released and decides on ARICA nomination by communicating with the NARS.

  • At the annual meeting of the Breeding Task Force, NARS will update on performance and characteristics of ARICA lines and status of variety release.

Nomenclature

  • No subtitle for environment

  • Depending on the order of nomination, a new variety will receive the ARICA name if it fulfills all the criteria. The name does not indicate any ecology. e.g. ARICA 1 can be for any ecology


ARICA 1 WAB 2094-WAC 2-TGR 2-B

  • Rainfed Lowland

  • High yielding over the best check (NERICA L19, BW 348-1)

  • Suitable country (Mali, Burkina Faso)

  • Mali proceeds to variety release processes


ARICA 2 WAB-2056-2-FKR 2-5-TGR 1-B

  • Rainfed Lowland

  • High yielding over the best check (BW 348-1, NERICA L19, WITA 12)

  • Suitable country (Mali, Nigeria)

  • Mali and Nigeria will proceed to variety release processes


ARICA 3 WAB 2076-WAC 1-TGR 1-B

  • Rainfed Lowland

  • High yielding over the best check (BW 348-1, NERICA L19, WITA 12)

  • Grain quality (high milling recovery, low chalky, short cooking time)

  • Suitable country (Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo)

  • Mali and Nigeria will proceed to variety release processes


ARICA 4 ART3-11-L1P1-B-B-2

  • Upland

  • High yielding over the best check (NERICA 4)

  • Suitable country Uganda

  • Uganda just released this


ARICA 5 WAB 95-B-B-40-HB

  • Upland

  • High yielding over the best check (NERICA 4)

  • Suitable country Uganda

  • Uganda just released this

ARICA 6 IR75887-1-3-WAB1

  • Rainfed lowland

  • Iron toxicity tolerant

  • Released in Guinea and identified for release in Ghana

ARICA 7 WAS 21-B-B-20-4-3-3

  • Rainfed and irrigated lowland

  • Iron toxicity tolerant -- Identified for release in Ghana

  • Cold tolerant -- identified for release in Senegal

ARICA 8 WAT 1046-B-43-2-2-2

  • Rainfed and irrigated lowland

  • Iron toxicity tolerant

  • Released in Burkina Faso and identified for release in Guinea

ARICA 9 SIM2 SUMADEL

  • Rainfed and irrigated lowland

  • Cold tolerant

  • Identified for release in Mali

ARICA 10 WAS 200-B-B-1-1-1

  • Rainfed and irrigated lowland

  • Cold tolerant

  • Identified for release in Mali


ARICA 11 IR 63275-B-1-1-1-3-3-2

  • Mangrove

  • Salt tolerant

  • Released in the Gambia

Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)

 

     

AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium.
 It is also an intergovernmental association of
African member countries.
 

 

Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)
Headquarters
01 BP 4029, Abidjan 01, Côte d'Ivoire
T: +225 22 48 09 10; F: +225 22 44 26 29;

01 B.P. 2551, Bouaké 01, Côte d'Ivoire
T: +225 31 63 25 78; F: +225 31 63 28 00;

E: AfricaRice@cgiar.org

 

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