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Why NERICA is a successful innovation for African farmers

Why NERICA is a successful innovation for African farmers

Wopereis, Marco C.S., Diagne, Aliou, Rodenburg, Jonne ORCID: 0000-0001-9059-9253, Sié, Moussa and Somado, Eklou A. (2008) Why NERICA is a successful innovation for African farmers. Outlook on Agriculture, 37 (3). pp. 169-176. ISSN 0030-7270 (Print), 2043-6866 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.5367/000000008785915502)

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Abstract

This paper responds to ‘Funding international agricultural research and the need to be noticed: a case study of NERICA rice’ by Stuart Orr, James Sumberg, Olaf Erenstein and Andreas Oswald, published in this issue of Outlook on Agriculture.

In summary, the article by Orr et al, based on an internal WARDA document written in November 2003 and augmented with results from Internet searches, is outdated and does not seem to be fair, objective or useful. We invite the authors to visit WARDA or any of its partners in Sub-Saharan Africa for evidence of the impact of NERICA varieties or the other improved varieties and technologies that have been developed and disseminated by WARDA in recent years.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NERICA, rice varieties, interspecific breeding, impact, development, Africa
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Ecosystem Services Research Group
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 12:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19067

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