Rice Value Chain Compact of AfDB-funded TAAT

  • 11th September 2018
  • by secretary

6-7 September 2018. M’bé near Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire. The Rice Value Chain Compact of the African Development Bank (AfDB)-funded “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT)” initiative was officially launched at the AfricaRice Research Station. 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.

Resources: Poster and brochures (click on the web links to view) :

PowerPoint presentations:

Audio Podcasts:

  1. Dr Etienne Duveiller, Deputy Director General and Director of Research for Development (DR4D)
  2. Dr Sidi Sanyang, AfricaRice Program Leader, Rice Sector Development Program and TAAT Rice Compact Coordinator
  3. Dr Jean Ekwe Dossa, IFDC Agronomist/Soil Scientist
  4. Dr Omar Ndaw Faye, ISRA Rice Breeder
  5. Dr Richard Appoh, IWMI Research Officer – Agriculture Water Management
  6. Rachidi A. presenting on behalf of AfricaRice Impact Assessment Economist Dr Arouna Aminou on “Recensement électronique et géo-référence des acteurs de la chaine de valeur riz: cas des pays TAAT”
  7. AfricaRice Social Scientist Dr Josey Kamanda presenting on ‘Innovation Platforms’ 
  8. AfricaRice Seed Production Specialist Dr Saidu Bah presenting on ‘Partnerships for efficient quality seed production and variety dissemination’ 
  9. AfricaRice Extension agronomist Dr Senthilkumar Kalimuthu presenting on ‘Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)’ 
  10. Dr Senthilkumar Kalimuthu presenting on behalf of AfricaRice Agronomist Dr Kazuki Saito on ‘RiceAdvice’
  11. AfricaRice Grain Quality and Post-harvest Technologist Dr Sali Ndindeng presenting on ‘Post-harvest and Processing Technologies’