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Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)
 
Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)
   

 

Module 1

OVERVIEW: RICE IN AFRICA

 

The importance of rice in Africa

 

Major rice production systems in SSA and their environments

 

Addressing the challenge of low productivity in African rice ecologies: NERICA® varieties

     
Module 2

NERICA®: ORIGINS, NOMENCLATURE AND IDENTIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS

 

What is the NERICA® rice ?

 

Where, when and how was NERICA® rice developed?

 

NERICA® variety key characteristics

     
Module 3

NERICA® DISSEMINATION IN SSA

 

Modus operandi: Partnership

 

The role of ROCARIZ

 

The role of INGER-Africa

 

The role of the African Rice Initiative (ARI)

 

The role of PVS

     
Module 4

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF NERICA® LINES

 

Molecular profiling of NERICA® lines

 

Microsatellites and agronomic traits for assessing genetic relationships among 18 NERICA® varieties

 

Molecular profiling of upland NERICA® lines

     
Module 5

DROUGHT SCREENING UPLAND NERICA® VARIETIES

     
Module 6

NERICA® RICE MANAGEMENT

 

Land selection and preparation

 

Land selection: Where to grow NERICA® rice?

 

Cropping calendar

 

Planting of NERICA® varieties

 

Plant diversity

 

Weed management in NERICA® rice-based cropping systems

     
Module 7

SOIL FERTILIZATION AND NERICA® RICE NUTRITION

 

Rates and timing

     
Module 8

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) STRATEGIES FOR NERICA® VARIETIES

 

Major insect pests of rice

 

Major Components in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Strategies

     
Module 9

RICE MAJOR DISEASES AND CONTROL

 

Integrated Management of NERICA® diseases

   
Module 10

IMPROVING SEED DELIVERY SYSTEMS IN SSA

     
Module 11

IMPROVING NERICA® SEED AVAILABILITY TO END-USER FARMERS

 

Conventional seed production scheme vs. CBSS

 

Pathway for NERICA® seed production

     
Module 12

HARVEST AND POST-HARVEST OPERATIONS

 

Harvesting, threshing and cleaning NERICA® paddy rice

 

 Drying, storing and milling NERICA® rice

Module 13

NERICA® GRAIN AND NUTRITIONAL QUALITY

 

NERICA® grain quality characteristics

 

NERICA® nutritional quality: protein and amino acid content

     
Module 14

NERICA® IMPACT AND ADOPTION IN SSA

 

NERICA® diffusion and adoption

 

Determinants of NERICA® adoption

 

Impact of NERICA® adoption

     
Module 15

POLICIES AND INSTITUTIONS FOR PROMOTING NERICA® COMPETITIVENESS IN SSA

   
Module 16

NERICA® AND THE UNITED NATIONS MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

   
Module 17

NERICA® PREPARATION: FROM PLANT TO PLATE

   
 

References

   
 

NERICA® Passport data

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AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center –
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for a food-secure future.
 
It is also an intergovernmental association of
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