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Video Conference Seminar on "Quality Assurance in Rice Seed Production"

In response to the suggestion made during Nairobi Regional Workshop between 4 to 6 February 2014, the CARD Secretariat in collaboration with its Technical Steering Committee Members (AfricaRice, FAO, IRRI and JICA) conducted Video Conference Seminar on "Quality Assurance in Rice Seed Production" in 23 and 24 April 2014.

The seminars were conducted as part of ranged activities under Pilot Initiative for Improved Rice Seed Sector. The countries participating in this initiative, namely Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d"Ivoire, Ghana, Madagascar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Senegal and Uganda, were connected via video Conference system.

Concept Note: (English/French)


  • To form common understanding about the seed production/multiplication system
  • To Deepen the understanding of participants regarding issues of seed quality and technically sound solution

Expected outcome

With improved technical knowledge and understanding of the seed quality issue, participants in the seminar from the ten pilot countries in the seed initiative will be  well prepared for the second Working Week on seeds, and will incorporate what they learn in the seminar in the Rice Seed Development Strategy.


1st Seminar for Anglophone countries:         April 23rd (Tue), 2014, 14:00 – 16:00 (Nairobi Time)

2nd Seminar for Francophone countries:      April 24th (Wed), 2014, 14:00 – 16:00 (Nairobi Time)


Lecturer Presentation
Opening CARD Secretariat

Lecture on "Rice Seed Production"

AfricaRice PDF (English/French)
Lecture on "Necessary Amount of Seed" JICA PDF (English/French)
Q & A, Discussion

Closing CARD Secretariat