As rice becomes a strategic commodity in Africa, many countries have embarked on various programs that, along with continental initiatives, aspire to chart a course of action for moving the regional rice sector forward. The EARC 2021 will serve as a platform for accomplishing the ambitious plan of strengthening domestic rice production by initiating substantive discussions on the challenges and opportunities in the sector.
Join us as we bring together diverse and prestigious key players in Africa's agri-food sector—including government officials, development partners, members of the research and academic community, donors and investors, the private sector, civil society, women and youth sectors, and farmers groups—to lead its transformation, empowerment, and development.
The COVID-19 outbreak is causing immense challenges around the world, and is threatening to create significant disruptions in food and nutrition security for billions of people, especially the world’s poorest.
The International Rice Research Institute is in solidarity with the global community as we utilize our expertise and resources to address the myriad challenges brought about by the pandemic. Collaborating with countries, partners, and OneCGIAR, IRRI is committed to working towards ensuring food and nutrition security through rice-based agri-food systems during this crisis.