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Rice Farming-The Exchange

The East and Southern Africa Breeding Network (ESABN) on 4th May, 2018 launched the accelerated genetic gain in rice (AGGRI) project aiming at the empowering women involved in rice value chain in the region.

The launch of the project was on the sideline of the just- concluded three-day 11th East and Southern Africa Breeding Network meeting held in Dar es Salaam.

Speaking soon after launching the initiative, representative of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) for Eastern and Southern Africa, Abdelbagi Ismail said that the beneficiaries will be unified by a set of standards developed to make breeding decisions consistent with the demand of regional farmers, consumers and processors.

Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the Initiative is also aimed at expanding International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) `s variety testing network into a globally aligned, modernized, rice breeding `community of practice`

In another development, IRRI`s targets …