West Africa Rice Development Association

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West Africa Rice Development Association

Also called WARDA. An international organization that conducts academic and scientific research to promote the development of rice cultivation. WARDA primarily benefits small farmers in West Africa. It works with governments, universities and other organizations in conducting its activities. It was established in 1971.
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Recent report also quoted the Director General, Africa Rice Center, Benin Republic; Dr.
[2.] Somado EA, Guei RG and SO Keya NERICA, 2008 edition ed., Cotonou: Africa Rice Center (WARDA), 2008.
[3] Africa Rice Center (WARDA), Africa Rice Trends: overview of recent developments in the sub-Saharan Africa rice sector.
For example, in Nigeria, Maslaha Seeds was launched in 2006 and produced only about 600 tons of seed in its first year, mostly for high-yield rice - such as the popular New Rice for Africa (NERICA) developed by the Africa Rice Center - and for a type of high-yield maize known as a hybrid.
The Africa Rice Center formerly known as, West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) has developed a hybrid species of rice known as NERICA--New Rice for Africa--by crossing African and Asian rice varieties.
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