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Losses of rice in West Africa

Mulumba Kamuanga

Losses of rice in West Africa

the case of the Office du Niger in Mali

by Mulumba Kamuanga

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Published by West Africa Rice Development Association in Monrovia, Liberia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mali.,
  • Africa, West.
    • Subjects:
    • Mali. Office du Niger.,
    • Rice -- Losses -- Mali.,
    • Rice -- Losses -- Africa, West.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. [5]-[7] (2nd group)

      Statementby Mulumba Kamuanga and Dunstan S.C. Spencer.
      SeriesOccasional paper ;, no. 5, Occasional paper (West Africa Rice Development Association) ;, no. 5.
      ContributionsKamuanga, Mulumba., Spencer, Dunstan S. C.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSB191.R5 K278 1981
      The Physical Object
      Pagination40, [9] p., [4] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages40
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2802013M
      LC Control Number83232947

      significance of rice in West African society for a millennium before Europeans arrived and the slave trade began. The standard belief that Europeans introduced rice to West Africa and then brought the knowledge of its cultivation to the Americas is a fundamental fallacy, oneFile Size: KB. worsening rice situation and reverse the present declining trend in food self-sufficiency. The goal of the National Rice Development Strategy (NRDS) is to lay out a framework for significant increases in rice production in order to contribute to the improvement of food security and File Size: KB.

      Lost Crops of Africa Volume I: Grains is the first in a series of three reports evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. Volume II () describes African vegetables and Volume III () African Size: KB.   The African species of rice (Oryza glaberrima) was cultivated long before Europeans arrived in the continent. At present, O. glaberrima is being replaced by the introduced Asian species of rice, Oryza sativa. Some West African farmers, including the Jola of southern Senegal, still grow African rice for use in ritual contexts. The two species of rice have recently been crossed, producing Cited by:

      Judith A. Carney s "Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas" describes how the South Carolina rice industry was built not only on slave labor but on the agricultural and technological knowledge brought over by the Africans [It] changes our understanding of the black contribution to American lifeBarry Gewen"New /5(16). Weed competition is a major constraint in all the rice production systems in Africa. In addition to the costs of weed control, weeds account for yield losses estimated to be at least million tons per year in sub‐Saharan Africa, valued at $ billion, and equating to approximately half the current total imports of rice to this by:


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Rice is an important staple in West Africa, with consumption set to grow by 70% to 24 million metric prosperity a reality in West Africa.

This factbook is an initiative of Grow Africa and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The losses of grains. The History of Rice in West Africa Rice has been cultivated in West Africa for at least years.

Strabo noted that rice was cultivated in the Fezzan (modern-day Libya) by the Garamantes. Although this is well outside the zone of cultivation today, African rice was probably common in the Sahara in wetter periods (Chevalier, ).File Size: 53KB.

Becker M, Johnson DE, Wopereis MCS, Sow A () Rice yield gaps in irrigated systems along an agro-ecological gradient in West Africa. J Plant Nutr Soil Sci –67 CrossRef Google Scholar Bèye AM, Remington T, Wopereis MCS, Diagne A () Development of an integrated rice seed sector in Sub-Saharan Africa: meeting the needs of by: 4.

However, rice consumption is increasing replacing traditional food sources although rice is not easily cultivated in West Africa. As a result, substantial quantities are imported. The problems associated with carriage to and discharge of rice in West African ports are well known but, and with a view to loss prevention, nonetheless worth reviewing.

Rice has been selected as one of the strategic crops. This has led Losses of rice in West Africa book the launch of a ‘Regional Offensive for the Sustainable Revival of Rice Production in West Africa’ in September The rice sector has also been put high on national agricultural agendas, and many countries, like Burkina Faso, also have a National Rice Development.

Rice, a staple food in many African countries. Rice has been cultivated in West Africa for over 3, years, however, about years ago, the Asian species, Oryza sativa, was introduced to Africa from Asia and the demand for Asian rice has outpaced the demand for African rice among Africans.

iii foreword v acknowledgments vi introduction 1 rice in africa 1 rice-feeding insects 5 climatic zones and rice ecosystems as habitats 5 constraints to rice production 6 species in west africa 8 direct damage 8 role in disease transmission 16 biology and ecology of rice-feeding insects 19 root feeders 20 mole crickets, gryllotalpa africana palisot de beauvois; orthoptera: The place of domestication for African rice is probably the West Africa (Niger River delta) (Zenna et al.

Currently, African rice is grown in many African countries, while rest of the world. But rice production in Africa has not been able to keep pace with this heightened demand. Only a handful of countries are self-sufficient in this regard.

Of the total volume consumed annually, about a third is imported mostly from Asian countries. This book fills that gap by highlighting the diverse production and management practices as well as the various rice genotypes in the salient, rice-producing areas in Asia, Europe, Africa, the.

Showing the existence of rice cultivation in West Africa for at least two thousand years and proving that a) the variety of rice plant is not the same as the one in Asia and b) that a vast body of knowledge about rice growing existed in West Africa when the Portuguese first arrived there, she lays firm groundwork on which to build her idea that Cited by: COVID Resources.

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Buy a cheap copy of Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice book by Judith A. Carney. Few Americans identify slavery with the cultivation of rice, yet rice was a major plantation crop during the first three centuries of settlement in the Americas.

Free shipping over $/5(3). Sacred Rice explores the cultural intricacies through which Jola farmers in West Africa are responding to their environmental and economic conditions given the centrality of a crop--rice--that is the lynchpin for their economic, social, religious, and political worlds.

Based on more than ten years of author Joanna Davidson's ethnographic and historical research on rural Guinea-Bissau, this Cited by: 1.

Crops of the West African Semi-Arid Tropics A. Kassam INTERNATIONAL CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE SEMI-ARID TROPICSBegumpet, HyderabadA.

P., IndiaCited by:   “CARD plays a pivotal role in reducing the gap between rice production and consumption by providing support to countries in the African region”, he said, adding, “An increasing number of countries have incorporated rice self-sufficiency as a strategic element of their national food security.

Africa produces an average of million tonnes of rough rice per year () on million ha, equivalent to and percent of the world's total production and rice area, respectively. West Africa has the greatest rice area (Figure 1) in Africa ( percent), i.e. about million ha.

FIGURE 1: Rice area by region, Africa. food losses in West African countries. The capacity to preserve food is directly related to the level of technological development and the slow progress in upgrading traditional food processing and preservation techniques in West Africa contributes to food and nutrition insecurity in the sub-region.

Traditional technologies of food. Africa with its vast land area covering 3 billion ha has billion ha of agricultural land out of which only million ha ( %) is arable (, FAO). Africa is the center of origin and also a major producer of several cereals like sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet, teff and African Size: 1MB.

I had to write a paper based on certain aspects of this book but instead turned it into an old fashion book report.

__ Upon being assigned Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa by Katherine A. Dettwyler, I was thrilled to read an anthropologist’s first-hand view of field work, as well as being given the chance to discover real life in Africa that is so creatively hidden in mass media/5.

post-harvest loss, but estimates remain scarce, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper uses self-reported measures from nationally representative household surveys in Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania. Overall, on-farm post-harvest loss adds to – percent of the national maize harvest, substantially lower than the FoodFile Size: 1MB.THE NIGERIAN RICE ECONOMY IN A COMPETITIVE WORLD: CONSTRAINTS, OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIC CHOICES Rice production systems in Nigeria: A survey By Olaf Erenstein, Frederic Lançon, S.O.

Akande, S.O. Titilola, G. Akpokodje and O.O. Ogundele1 September West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA)2 Abidjan, Côte d’IvoireFile Size: 1MB.Local rice production cannot meet the increasing demand for rice in many African countries (Hossain, ).Although milled rice production increased from million Mg in to million Mg inrice imports also increased from million Mg in to million Mg in (FAO-STAT, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN), a, IRRI (International Rice Research Cited by: