The application of up-to-date rice farming practices in each country results in greater, sustainable harvests of quality rice which increases food security and improves the livelihoods of rice farmers, their families and communities.
To obtain sustainable improvement in the quality and quantity of rice harvest, the latest production technologies from research must be adopted by the farmers. Understanding rice knowledge and adopting rice production technologies are improved through well-trained technicians in all aspects of rice farming techniques. These technicians will form a bridge between research and extension ensuring that the latest technologies from research are integrated into the country’s rice farming.
The 3 – week course aims to develop three well-trained rice technicians in each CARD (Coalition for African Rice Development) country in Africa capable of promoting continuous improvement in rice farming and acquire knowledge of up-to-date production and post-production technologies for rice farmers.
The course is designed for rice technicians in CARD member countries in Africa who will be trained in the latest technologies and techniques of farm management, and rice farming from “seed to market” who in turn shall apply these knowledge and skills to improve the farming practices in their country.
The scholarship includes airfare, airport pick-up, pre-/post-travel allowance, lodging in IRRI Residence Halls, local medical insurance while in the course, meal allowance, local travel relevant to the course, and learning materials.
July 28-August 15, 2014
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Dr. Noel Magoror
Head, Training Center
Dr. Zak Kanyeka
Senior Scientist, Plant Breeder
Regional Training Coordinator for ESA
Dr. Joseph Bigirimana
“We provide a gender-sensitive environment and strongly encourage women applicants”