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Agricultural and Rural Development

Coalition for African Rice Development (CARD)

Community-based Initiatives to Reduce Rural Poverty

JICA, in partnership with Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), launched an initiative now 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 Yokohama, Japan in May 2008. CARD is a new comprehensive initiative to support the efforts of African countries aiming at doubling African rice production within ten years. It also forms a consultative group of donors, research institutions and other relevant organizations to work with rice producing African countries.

Documents of CARD initiative

CARD General Meeting and others

  • The First General Meeting of CARD (Nairobi, 29th - 30th October, 2008)
    • Remarks by Mr. Kenzo Oshima, Senior Vice President of JICA at the First General Meeting of Coalition for African Rice Development, Nairobi October 2008 (English) (PDF/62KB)
    • Summary by the Chair of the First General Meeting of CARD, Nairobi, 29 October, 2008 (English) (PDF/29KB)
  • The CARD NRDS Support Workshop(WARDA, 2nd - 5th February, 2009)
    • Report on the NRDS Support Workshop (PDF/54KB)
  • The Second General Meeting of CARD (Tokyo, 3rd - 4th June, 2009)
    • Remarks by JICA President Sadako Ogata at the Second CARD General Meeting of CARD, Tokyo, June 3, 2009 (English)
    • Remarks by AGRA Chairman of the Board H.E. Mr. Kofi Annan's at the Second CARD General Meeting of CARD, Tokyo, June 3, 2009 (English) (PDF/20KB)
    • Chairman's Summary (English:PDF/157KB) (French:PDF/142KB)
  • AGRA and JICA Cement New Partnership to Double Africa's Rice Production
    • Twelve African Countries Deliver National Rice Development Strategies with Support from the Coalition for African Rice Development (CARD) – (June 1, 2009)

National Rice Development Strategy (NRDS)


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