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Taking opportunity of participating in 4th International Rice Congress organized by IRRI in Bangkok, the CARD Secretariat held a luncheon side event on 29 October 2014, tilted "An Innovative Attempt toward Rice Sector Development in Africa".  

The event was attended by about 150 researchers, government officers, development partners and private sector, in which 1) CARD as an innovative initiative for rice sector development in Africa and 2) the CARD partnership with prominent research institutions were presented.  The efforts made by the CARD Initiative, multi donor commodity plus value chain approach in rice, was highly appreciated by the audience.  

 

    

  

Time

Event

Presenter

PPT

12:15 – 12:35

Introduction

CARD Secretariat

 

12:15 – 12:35

“CARD -An Innovative Attempt Toward Successful Rice Sector in Africa-”

Mr. Takanori Satoyama,

General Coordinator,

CARD Secretariat     

PDF

 

12:35 – 12:50

“CARD Pilot Seed Initiative”

Dr. Marco Wopereis,

Deputy Director General,

AfricaRice     

PDF

12:50 – 13:05

“A Review of National Rice Development Strategy and Experimental Evidence for Upgrading Rice Value Chains in Africa”

Dr. Matty Demont,

Senior Economist,

IRRI   

PDF

13:05 – 13:15

Comments and Q &A

 

 

13:15 – 13:20

Wrap Up and Closing

CARD Secretariat