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Scientific Institute Detail - Republic of Cote D'Ivoire
WEST AFRICA RICE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (WARDA)
Name of Head of Institute
Dr. Alex McCalla
Address
01 8. P. 2651Bouaké, Cote dIvoire
Telephone Fax
( 225) 63 45 14 ( 225) 63 47 14
Email URL
warda@cgiar.org http://www.cgiar.org/warda
Date of Establishment
1993
Facilties
Member of network of 16 international research centres in Africa Gene Book and laboratories
Objectives
WARDA mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa, through research, development and partnership activities aimed at increasing the productivity and profitability of the rice sector in ways that ensure the sustainability of the farming environment.
Working Language
English, French
Area of Specialization
Water Management
International Cooperation
 
Affiliate Name
Country of Origin
NTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
- African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)
- United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
- African Development Bank (AfDB)
- US Agency for International Development (ID)
- Bundesministerium f��r Wirtschaftliche Zmmenarbeit/Gesellschaft f��r Technische Zmmenarbeit (BMZ/GTZ)
- World Bank
- CAB International (CABI)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
- World Food Programme (WFP)
- Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)
- World Vegetable Center (AVRDC)
- Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)
COUNTRIES MEMBERS:
- Department for International Development (DFID)
- Benin
- Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS)
- Burkina Faso
- Directorate General Development of the European Commission
- Cameroon
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- Chad
- Gatsby Foundation
- Gambia
- Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)
- Ghana
- International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD)
- Guinea
- International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)
- Guinea Bissau
- International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
- Liberia
- International Fertilizer Development Corporation (IFDC)
- Mali
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- Mauritania
- International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)
- Niger
- Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
- Nigeria
- Rockefeller Foundation
- Senegal
- Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA)
- Sierra Leone
- Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF)
- Togo
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Functions
To strengthen the capability of agricultural scientists in West Africa to generate technology for the sustainable productivity of intensified rice-based cropping systems to improve the well-being of poor farm families and conserve and enhance the natural resource base. Research focuses on rice grown in mangrove swamps, inland valleys, upland conditions, and irrigated conditions.
Achievements
- Development of NERIA (new rice for Africa)- Irrigated Varieties of rice- WABS and WAITS- Integrate Crop Management- Rice Policy studies- ROCARIZ network model- WAIVIS
Units and Departments
African Rice Initiative (ARI
Regional Rice Research and Development Network for West and Central Africa (ROCARIZ)
Inland Valley Consortium (IVC).
Publications
- Annual Reports
- Bibliography
- Brochures
- Conference Proceedings
- Medium Term Plan
- Newsletters
- Reports & Reviews
- Research Briefs
- Strategic Plan
- Technical Reports
Manpower
Information not available
Projects
Sustainable Intensification of Lowland Rice-Based Systems along the Gradient between Rural and Peri-Urban Areas
Stabilization Of Upland Rice-Based Systems Under Shortened Fallow
Applying Watershed Management Methods to Optimize Resource Use Efficiency in Inland Valleys.
Creating Low Management Plant Types for Resource Poor Farrmers in Rainfed Ecosystems
Development of Environment Specific Breeding Approaches for Drougt Resistant Rice Varieties.
Characterization of Blast Fungus Genetic Diversity and Development of Donors with Durable Blast Resistance
Integrated Management of Iron Toxicity in Lowlands
Improvement of Resource-Use Efficiency in Irrigated Rice-Based Systems
Development of Profitable Land and Water Use Systems Preventing Soil Degradation in Sahelian Rice Irrigation Systems
Integrated Management of Rice Yellow Mottle Virus (RYMV) in Lowland Ecosystems
Technological and Institutional Change for Rice-based Livelihoods
Policy Environment and Rice Market Development
Sustainable Natural Resources Management Strategies for Rice Development
Participatory Technology Exchange and Partnership
organisation: WARDA
Inland Valley Systems Development and Technology Transfer (SW-1)
--------To The Projects Executed
1. Analysis of environmental effects on expression of root penetration QTLs in Upland Rice, and development of PCR markers for QTL selection in drought resistance breeding
2. C04 Support to plant genetic resources programmes and regional networks in Sub-Saharan Africa
3. C12 Linking conservation and use
4. Characterisation and Control of Rice Stripe Necrosis: A new viral disease of rice in the Americas
5. Co-ordinated regional in-situ screening to identify varieties with durable resistance to rice yellow mottle virus
6. Cultivar competitiveness and interactions with on-farm seed priming for integrated weed management
7. Development of in-vitro techniques for characterisation of plant pathogenic strains of Rhizoctonia solani (sensu lato)
8. GC2: Delivery Of Genetic Resources: The International Network For Genetic Evaluation Of Rice (INGER)
Description
West Africa Rice Centre (WARDA) is a premier research centre for rice development in Sub-Saharan Africa. It serves as hub for rice-related R&D networks in the region. The New Rice for Africa (NERICA), which is bringing hope to millions of poor people in Africa, was developed by WARDA and its partners. The success of NERICA rice varieties has helped shape the Centre2E8s future direction, extending its horizon beyond west and central Africa into Eastern and Southern Africa.
Source
http://www.fao.org/Wairdocs/TAC/X5813E/x5813e04.htm
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