Monday, June 26, 2017

Egypt carves out new agreement for domestic rice procurement

According to the supply ministry, the Egyptian government has agreed to pay private mills EGP 6.3 ($0.3784) per kilogram for white rice, which the...

Dokondan rice farmers in Liberia score a breakthrough

It was a joyous weekend for 300 members of the Dokondan Farmers’ Cooperative, who are cultivating lowland rice at the Gbendi rice project in...
Uganda gets 5,983 MT rice aid from China to relieve food shortage

Uganda gets 5,983 MT rice aid from China to relieve food shortage

Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, quoting a new report National Food Security Assessment report disclosed that 26 percent of Uganda's population is facing stressed...
Forecast for per capita rice consumption in South Korea to hit fresh low in 2017

Forecast for per capita rice consumption in South Korea to hit fresh low in...

South Korean’s changing eating habits has led to per capita rice consumption forecast to a new low in 2017. According to the report by...

Massive Chinese aid stabilizes rice prices in North Korea

According to a Seoul-based Internet news outlet, rice prices in North Korea have stabilized owing apparently to a large-scale rice aid by China and...

Rice farmers in Kenya are worried about the water shortage

An acute rice shortage looms in the country due to lack of water in the giant Mwea irrigation scheme within Kirinyaga County. Farmers have...

Namibia eyes building ties with IRRI to boost its rice production

Although rice is not the Namibia's primary food staple, the government is keen on expanding rice production to improve its food security. Research has...

East Africans growing appetite for Rwandan rice puts smile on the farmers

Rwandan rice farmers have a reason to smile because of growing appetite for their rice in the East African community bloc. The official export...
Zimbabwean rice millers want Government to scrap 15% rice tax plan

Zimbabwean rice millers want Government to scrap 15% rice tax plan

Zimbabwe’s rice millers want the government to halt a plan to impose a 15 percent tax on rice imports, which along with corn is...
20 African Nations to benefit by Korean agriculture technology

AfricaRice invigorates rice breeding programs in Africa with support from Republic of Korea

The Rural Development Administration (RDA) of the Republic of Korea and the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) have entered into a strategic partnership under the...

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