Building sustainable post COVID-19 value chains for Africa’s rice sector: Outcomes of an East African Dialogue

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries the world over grapple with its negative socio-economic effects. Reduced food production, ill health, business closures, job losses, lockdowns, reduced labour availability, and declining economies are just some of the COVID-related challenges … Continue reading Building sustainable post COVID-19 value chains for Africa’s rice sector: Outcomes of an East African Dialogue

Unmasking the socio-economic potential of rice in Burundi: Outcomes of the East Africa Rice Conference 2021

As part of the 2021 East African Rice Conference (EARC), national workshops were held in six African countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. EARC aimed to identify policy reforms to transform Africa’s rice sector through scientific innovations, and … Continue reading Unmasking the socio-economic potential of rice in Burundi: Outcomes of the East Africa Rice Conference 2021

Inclusive and sustainable rice system to transform Kenya’s food system: Lessons from the East African Conference

As part of the 2021 East African Rice Conference (EARC), national workshops were held in six African countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. EARC aimed to identify policy reforms to transform Africa’s rice sector through scientific innovations, and … Continue reading Inclusive and sustainable rice system to transform Kenya’s food system: Lessons from the East African Conference

Positioning Tanzania in the regional market for rice: Lessons from the East Africa Rice Conference

As part of the 2021 East African Rice Conference (EARC), national workshops were held in six African countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. EARC aimed to identify policy reforms to transform Africa’s rice sector through scientific innovations, and the national events provided an opportunity to assess such opportunities in each of the six countries, individually. In this blog, the fifth in our series on these national workshops, we reflect on the Tanzanian event. Continue reading Positioning Tanzania in the regional market for rice: Lessons from the East Africa Rice Conference