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Omar Ndaw Faye speaking at the TAAT Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop
Dr Omar Ndaw Faye, ISRA Rice Breeder, speaking at the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Rice Compact Launch: Project Kick-Off Workshop, 6-7 Sep 2018, AfricaRice M’bé Research Station, Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire.
Rice Value Chain Compact of AfDB-funded TAAT initiative launched to help scale up proven rice technologies in Africa
The Rice Value Chain Compact of the African Development Bank (AfDB)-funded “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT)” initiative was officially launched, 6-7 September 2018, at the AfricaRice Research Station in M’bé near Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire. The TAAT Rice Value Chain Compact will contribute to the AfDB ‘Feed Africa’ initiative through enhanced deployment of impactful technologies, innovations and products in the rice value chain.
Partners along the rice value chain from 10 African countries attended the project launch to discuss the implementation plan at country level, the technologies that will be deployed and the approaches and strategies for scaling up the technologies. Implementation will start in Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda, with spill-over in Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea in the first year.
As part of the program, the participants had a guided tour of AfricaRice demonstration plots, seed multiplication, the postharvest and processing facility and the Genetic Resources Unit. The visit allowed them to see some of the technologies that have been selected for scaling up through the TAAT Rice Compact.
Youl Sansan, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), Senegal
Prof Thérèse Agneroh, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), Côte d'Ivoire
Mazen El Solh, AfricaRice Project Management and Resource mobilization Officer
Mahé Franck Marcel Guéi, Projet de promotion du riz local (PRORIL), Côte d'Ivoire
Madiama Cisse, Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA), Senegal
Krishna Devkota, AfricaRice Agronomist
Kazuki Saito, AfricaRice Agronomist and Flagship leader for “sustainable farming systems”
Kalimuthu Senthilkumar, AfricaRice Extension agronomist
Henri Gbakatchetche, Centre national de recherche agronomique (CNRA), Côte d'Ivoire
Fidèle Anon, GIZ, Côte d'Ivoire
Elliott Dossou-Yovo, AfricaRice Agriculture and Climate Change Scientist
Diby Lucien, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Côte d'Ivoire
Bakare Samuel Oladele, National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), Nigeria
Amadou Touré, AfricaRice Research Associate-Agronomist
Dule Zhao, AfricaRice Program Leader, Genetic Diversity and Improvement
Cheikh Oumar Ly, AfricaRice Research Assistant, Genetic Diversity and Improvement
Sidi Sanyang, AfricaRice Leader, Rice Sector Development Program and TAAT Rice Compact Coordinator
Etienne Duveiller, AfricaRice Deputy Director General
Saidu Bah, AfricaRice Seed Production Specialist
Abdoulaye Sawadogo, Director General of NAFASO, Burkina Faso
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