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  • Realizing Africa's rice promise

    Editor(s): Wopereis, M. C. S. Johnson, D. E. Ahmadi, N. Tollens, E. Jalloh, A.

    2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the rice sector in Africa and the ongoing rice research and development activities in the region. Specific topics are classified under the following headings: overview of rice in Africa
 
  • From WARDA to AfricaRice: an overview of rice research for development activities conducted in partnership in Africa.
    Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1)

    Author(s): Tollens, E. Demont, M. Sié, M. Diagne, A. Saito, K. Wopereis, M. C. S.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter covers rice research for development in Africa, with emphasis on the past two decades. Some of the major institutional and technological challenges encountered and achievements obtained since about 1990 are presented.  
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  • Africa's rice economy before and after the 2008 rice crisis.
    Chapter: 2 (Page no: 24)

    Author(s): Seck, P. A. Touré, A. A. Coulibaly, J. Y. Diagne, A. Wopereis, M. C. S.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter describes trends in rice demand and production across Africa, particularly before and after the rice crisis in 2007 and 2008, and discusses some challenges in boosting the rice sector ... 
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  • Estimation of cultivated area, number of farming households and yield for major rice-growing environments in Africa.
    Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35)

    Author(s): Diagne, A. Amovin-Assagba, E. Futakuchi, K. Wopereis, M. C. S.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter provides estimates of the actual rice cultivation areas and farming population by rice environment in Africa as of 2009 based on survey data ... 
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  • Farmer perceptions of the biophysical constraints to rice production in sub-Saharan Africa, and potential impact of research.
    Chapter: 4 (Page no: 46)

    Author(s): Diagne, A. Alia, D. Y. Amovin-Assagba, E. Wopereis, M. C. S. Saito, K. Nakelse, T.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter describes farmer perceptions of major biotic (weeds, diseases, insects, birds and rodents) and abiotic (drought, flooding, extreme temperatures, and soil-related constraints, ... 
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  • A continent-wide, product-oriented approach to rice breeding in Africa.
    Chapter: 5 (Page no: 69)

    Author(s): Kumashiro, T. Futakuchi, K. Sié, M. Ndjiondjop, M. N. Wopereis, M. C. S.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter reviews the continent-wide, product-oriented rice breeding approach promoted by AfricaRice within the framework of the Global Rice Science Partnership.... 
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  • Rice varietal release systems in Africa.
    Chapter: 6 (Page no: 79)

    Author(s): Sanni, K. A. Touré, A. A. Diagne, A. Bachabi, F. Murori, R. Singh, R. K. Sié, M.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter provides an overview of the degree to which cultivar release systems are in place in Africa and to what extent they are functional at the national level. ...
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  • Diversity of rice and related wild species in Africa.
    Chapter: 7 (Page no: 87)

    Author(s): Sanni, K. A. Tia, D. D. Ojo, D. K. Ogunbayo, A. S. Sikirou, M. Hamilton, N. R. S.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter provides an overview of efforts by AfricaRice and partners since 1970 to build up an ex situ collection of rice and its related wild species in Africa.... 
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  • Gene flow in African rice farmers' fields.
    Chapter: 8 (Page no: 95)

    Author(s): Nuijten, E. Richards, P.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter discusses several scenarios for the development of interspecific rice cultivars and the influence of farmers on gene flow.... 
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  • Making rice genomics work for Africa.
    Chapter: 9 (Page no: 108)

    Author(s): McCouch, S. Wing, R. A. Semon, M. Ramaiah Venuprasad Atlin, G. Sorrells, M. E. Jannink, J. L.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter explores opportunities and challenges associated with making rice genomics work for Africa and discusses the use of sequencing technology to describe the extent, distribution and evolution of genetic variation in African rice.... 
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  • Unlocking the Oryza glaberrima treasure for rice breeding in Africa.
    Chapter: 10 (Page no: 130)

    Author(s): Lorieux, M. Garavito, A. Bouniol, J. Gutiérrez, A. Ndjiondjop, M. N. Guyot, R. Pompilio Martinez, C. Tohme, J. Ghesquière, A.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter reviews recent advances of research on interspecific sterility in rice with emphasis on the reproductive barriers between the cultivated rice species, Oryza sativa and O. glaberrima.... 
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  • Rice genetic improvement for abiotic stress tolerance in Africa.
    Chapter: 11 (Page no: 144)

    Author(s): Dramé, K. N. Manneh, B. Ismail, A. M.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter presents the major abiotic stresses (drought, salinity, excess water, phosphorus deficiency, iron toxicity and extreme temperatures) that constrain rice production in sub-Saharan Africa ... 
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  • Integration of molecular markers in rice improvement: a case study on resistance to Rice yellow mottle virus.
    Chapter: 12 (Page no: 161)

    Author(s): Ndjiondjop, M. N. Albar, L. Sow, M. Yao, N. Djedatin, G. Thiemélé, D. Ghesquière, A.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter focuses on the application of molecular tools for the improvement of resistance to Rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV), which is endemic to Africa and can cause up to 80% yield loss in some rice cropping systems... 
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  • Hybrid rice in Africa: challenges and prospects.
    Chapter: 13 (Page no: 173)

    Author(s): El-Namaky, R. A. Demont, M.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter presents the strategy of the Africa Rice Centre for developing hybrid rice for Africa South of Sahara and its preliminary results....
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  • Development of an integrated rice seed sector in sub-Saharan Africa: meeting the needs of farmers.
    Chapter: 14 (Page no: 179)

    Author(s): Bèye, A. M. Remington, T. Wopereis, M. C. S. Diagne, A.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter discusses formal and informal seed systems and those with attributes of both, and describes a concept of integrated seed sector development for rice.... 
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  • Towards a better understanding of biophysical determinants of yield gaps and the potential for expansion of the rice area in Africa.
    Chapter: 15 (Page no: 188)

    Author(s): Saito, K. Nelson, A. Zwart, S. J. Niang, A. Sow, A. Yoshida, H. Wopereis, M. C. S.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter provides an overview of rice production systems in Africa and their distribution as a function of spatial variability of climate (agroecological zones) and soils on the continent.... 
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  • Managing weeds of rice in Africa.
    Chapter: 16 (Page no: 204)

    Author(s): Rodenburg, J. Johnson, D. E.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter provides an overview of crop and weed management practices currently available in Africa. ...
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  • Managing the major diseases of rice in Africa.
    Chapter: 17 (Page no: 213)

    Author(s): Séré, Y. Fargette, D. Abo, M. E. Wydra, K. Bimerew, M. Onasanya, A. Akator, S. K.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter provides an overview of rice diseases identified in Africa and their importance, with emphasis on rice blast (Pyricularia oryzae [Magnaporthe grisea]), rice yellow mottle disease (rice yellow mottle virus), and bacterial blight...
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  • Managing insect pests of rice in Africa.
    Chapter: 18 (Page no: 229)

    Author(s): Nwilene, F. E. Nacro, S. Tamò, M. Menozzi, P. Heinrichs, E. A. Hamadoun, A. Dakouo, D. Adda, C. Togola, A.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter discusses pre- and postharvest insect pests in rice and reviews approaches to reduce quantitative and qualitative losses incurred along the rice value chain in the context of a rapidly growing demand for rice in Africa... 
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  • Bird damage to rice in Africa: evidence and control.
    Chapter: 19 (Page no: 241)

    Author(s): Mey, Y. de Demont, M.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter reviews the available evidence of bird damage to rice in Africa and the bird species involved... 
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  • Increasing rice productivity through improved nutrient use in Africa.
    Chapter: 20 (Page no: 250)

    Author(s): Haefele, S. M. Saito, K. N'Diaye, K. M. Mussgnug, F. Nelson, A. Wopereis, M. C. S.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter presents a general overview of the quality of soil resources and fertilizer use in rice production areas in Africa...
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  • Assessing and improving water productivity of irrigated rice systems in Africa.
    Chapter: 21 (Page no: 265)

    Author(s): Zwart, S. J.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter provides an overview of the water productivity of irrigated rice at field and scheme levels in Africa, and summarizes studies on the assessment of water productivity at field and scheme levels for irrigated rice in Senegal and Mali.... 
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  • Inland valleys: Africa's future food baskets.
    Chapter: 22 (Page no: 276)

    Author(s): Rodenburg, J.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter focuses on how inland valleys can be efficiently and sustainably used to improve rice production in African countries, such as Tanzania, Burkina Faso and... 
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  • Consumer preferences for rice in Africa.
    Chapter: 23 (Page no: 294)

    Author(s): Rutsaert, P. Demont, M. Verbeke, W.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter provides an overview of consumer preferences for rice in 17 countries in sub-Saharan Africa based on literature, expert knowledge and AfricaRice surveys... 
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  • Tailoring African rice value chains to consumers.
    Chapter: 24 (Page no: 303)

    Author(s): Demont, M. Neven, D.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter discusses how to tailor rice value-chain development to consumer preferences... 
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  • Improving grain quality of locally produced rice in Africa.
    Chapter: 25 (Page no: 311)

    Author(s): Futakuchi, K. Manful, J. Sakurai, T.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter presents a case study on consumer preferences for rice as observed in four regions in Benin... 
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  • Developing competitive rice value chains.
    Chapter: 26 (Page no: 324)

    Author(s): Stryker, J. D.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter discusses how value-chain analysis can be used to identify key constraints in the rice commodity chain and how these constraints can be overcome through infrastructural investment, institutional change and policy reform...
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  • Mechanizing Africa's rice sector.
    Chapter: 27 (Page no: 332)

    Author(s): Rickman, J. Moreira, J. Gummert, M. Wopereis, M. C. S.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter describes the status of agricultural mechanization in sub-Saharan Africa, and presents the pre-harvest, harvest and postharvest mechanization options for improved rice production in Africa... 
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  • Integrating gender considerations in rice research for development in Africa.
    Chapter: 28 (Page no: 343)

    Author(s): Agboh-Noameshie, A. Kabore, A. Michael Misiko

    2013 CABI

    This chapter discusses gender roles in rice farming in sub-Saharan Africa, emphasizing the importance of women in rice farming... 
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  • Towards a new approach for understanding interactions of technology with environment and society in small-scale rice farming.
    Chapter: 29 (Page no: 355)

    Author(s): Nuijten, E. Temudo, M. Richards, P. Okry, F. Teeken, B. Mokuwa, A. Struik, P. C.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter describes how rice farmers in Africa innovate, select and match technologies to local environmental conditions, considering optimum interactions of technologies with agroecological, socio-economic... 
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  • Innovative and effective ways to enhance rural learning in Africa.
    Chapter: 30 (Page no: 367)

    Author(s): Mele, P. van Wanvoeke, J. Rodgers, J. McKay, B.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter focuses on dimensions of rural learning in Africa, with a special focus on rice farmers.... 
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  • Raising rice yields and beyond: an experience of collective learning and innovation in lowland rice systems in Madagascar.
    Chapter: 31 (Page no: 379)

    Author(s): Defoer, T. Wopereis, M. C. S.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter discusses the principles and processes of the participatory learning and action-research approach to integrated rice management (PLARIRM) in Africa, as well as the application of PLAR-IRM in a rainfed lowland rice system in... 
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  • Impact of rice research on income, poverty and food security in Africa: an ex-ante analysis.
    Chapter: 32 (Page no: 390)

    Author(s): Diagne, A. Alia, D. Y. Wopereis, M. C. S. Saito, K. Nakelse, T. Seck, P. A.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter looks ahead with respect to rice research for development and estimates the potential impact of rice research on income, poverty reduction and food security in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the years 2011-2020... 
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  • Realizing Africa's rice promise: priorities for action.
    Chapter: 33 (Page no: 424)

    Author(s): Wopereis, M. C. S. Diagne, A. Johnson, D. E. Seck, P. A.

    2013 CABI

    This chapter presents a list of priorities for action to boost the rice sector in Africa in a sustainable and equitable manner... 
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AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center –
part of a global research partnership
for a food-secure future.
 
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