Collaboration between IRRI, Nong Lam University, and JICA to reduce postharvest losses and increase rice quality in Africa
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Nong Lam University, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) entered into a collaboration on improving postharvest handling of rice to enhance the sales of quality local rice through the establishment of bankable supply chains in Côte d’Ivoire. As part of disseminating sustainable techniques and equipment for drying paddy in the country, the project is facilitating technology transfer activities focused on paddy drying, including technology, fabrication, installation, and operation of flatbed dryers.
Aligned with the JICA-PRORIL-II project and part of CGIAR’s mission to support its national partners to transform food systems, the project aims to enhance capacity for improved postharvest management for reduced postharvest losses and increased product quality in Africa. The knowledge and technology on drying technology will be scaled out in African countries in an effort to help address crucial bottlenecks on drying and storage capacity of the region’s rice supply chain.
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