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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

ARICA 12 FAROX 521-288-H1

  • Irrigated Lowland

  • Senegal

  • High yielding over the best check (WITA9)

ARICA 13 WAB 2151-TGR1-WAT B4

  • Irrigated Lowland

  • Senegal

  • High yielding over the best check (WITA4)

ARICA 14 ART15-11-8-5-2-B-1

  • Upland

  • Cote d’Ivoire

  • High yielding over the best check (NERICA 1, NERICA 8, NERICA 3, NERICA 4)

ARICA 15 WAB 881-SG-12

  • Upland

  • Cote d’Ivoire

  • High yielding over the best check (NERICA 8)

ARICA 16 CNAX 3031-78-2-1-1

  • Upland

  • Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali

  • High yielding over the best check (NERICA 1, WAB 56-104)

ARICA 17 scrid017-1-4-4-4-1

  • High Elevation

  • Ethiopia

  • High yielding over the best check (X-JIGNA, WAB 56-104, Ediget)

ARICA 18 FAROX 521-83-H1

  • Rainfed Lowland

  • Cote d’Ivoire

  • High yielding over the best check (NERICA L 19, WITA 9)

Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)

 

     

AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center –
part of a global research partnership
for a food-secure future.
 
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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