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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 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)
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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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