March 22, 2022, 16:30 - 17:45
Online participation via Zoom
Africa’s rice consumption has increased since the 1990s, helped by rising income levels and urban population growth, and the amount of rice imported from Asia has continued to grow. Based on this trend, JICA in partnership with Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) launched an initiative known as the Coalition for African Rice Development (CARD) on the occasion of the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) held in 2008. As a result, the amount of rice produced in sub-Saharan Africa has doubled in 10 years. However, African rice production is still unable to keep up with the ever-growing demand for rice. In 2019, phase two of CARD began anew, and efforts to double rice production are ongoing, with a target year of 2030.
JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
Japanese/English (simultaneous interpretation)
Photographs taken during this event may be used on the website and/or future publications of the JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development.
JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development (Ms. Arai and Ms. Kajino)
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