AfricaRice trains local manufacturers on fabrication of ASI thresher/cleaner

Monday, December 16th, 2013

AfricaRice has trained a total of 30 local manufacturers on the fabrication of the ASI thresher/cleaner at the National Center for Agricultural Mechanization(NCAM),Ilorin, Nigeria, from 2-16 December, 2013. Twenty- four of the local manufacturers were from Nigeria while six were from AfricaRice member states: Ethiopia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria. The capacity building of the local manufacturers fitted into Nigeria’s Rice Transformation Agenda. During the opening ceremony, the Executive Director of NCAM gave the opening speech, followed by remarks ...

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Recipients announced for SARD-SC cassava value chain doctorate scholarship award

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Kisetu Eliakira and John Okoth have been selected for the cassava value chain scholarship awards for doctorate degrees in Agronomy. They were selected following an interview of candidates shortlisted from Tanzania and Zambia, respectively, for the collaborative SARD-SC and Israeli International Potash Institute(IPI)–funded scholarship award on cassava value chain. The Israeli team members who came from the International Potash Institute, (IPI), Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Federal Ministry of Agriculture Research Organization, Israel, in conjunction with the International Institute ...

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