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October 3rd, 2018 / World-Grain.com

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) opened a new regional office in Nairobi to help Africa boost rice productivity and self-sufficiency.

The office was inaugurated by Professor Hamadi Boga, Principal Secretary, Kenyan State Department of Agriculture Research, who was represented by Margaret Makelo; Jim Godfrey, chairman of the board of trustees and Matthew Morell, director general, for the IRRI. The office and IRRI’s regional research initiatives will be led by Abdelbagi Ismail, IRRI’s regional representative for Africa.

Hosted by fellow CGIAR center the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and working closely with AfricaRice, the new regional hub will speed IRRI’s ability to translate its 60-year history of success transforming the Asian rice sector to the African context. Read more