In Nigeria, with the aim to enhance rice production and increase income of smallholder farmers in the country, multinational NERICA
Rice Dissemination Project (MNRDP) was implemented in 2005 in six States including Ekiti State where this study was carried out.
Akintayo, "Increasing rice productivity and strengthening food security through new rice for Africa (NERICA
)," in Yes Africa Can: Success Stories from a Dynamic Continent, P.
Japonica varieties achieved lower SPAD values at all growth stages as compared to indica and NERICA
For example, in Nigeria, Maslaha Seeds was launched in 2006 and produced only about 600 tons of seed in its first year, mostly for high-yield rice-such as the popular "New Rice for Africa" (NERICA
) developed by the Africa Rice Center-and for a type of high-yield maize known as a "hybrid." But it worked with PASS and other partners to rapidly expand and now produces thousands of tons of seed each year for a wide menu of crop varieties, including high-yield sorghum, millet, and cowpea developed specifically for Nigeria's growing conditions.
Another breed of rice called New Rice for Africa (NERICA
) combines Asian and African species of rice to help farmers in rural Africa produce a greater yield.
Kiepe, "Weed competitiveness of the lowland rice varieties of NERICA
in the southern Guinea Savanna," Field Crops Research, vol.
Riziculture de bas-fonds au Benin: evaluation des problemes phytosanitaires causes par Rhamphicarpa fistulosa dans les communes de Dassa et Glazoue; role des NERICA
, autres riz de bas fonds et de la fumure minerale dans le controle integre deRhamphicarpa fistulosa.
The New Rice for Africa (NERICA
rice), which has been developed specifically for cultivation in arid areas, is now being grown in Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Mark Breeze, Nerica
Gough, Lily Rose Shepherd and Kyle Peterkin in a scene from Measure for Measure.
Chlorophyll fluorescence, protein and chlorophyll content of three nerica
rainfed rice varieties under varying irrigation regimes.
The main plot treatments of the experiments consisted of four levels of nitrogen fertilizer (130, 100, 70 and 40kg N/ha) and also four different treatments of herbicides (2, 4-D+Propanil at 1.44 + 0.88 kg a.i/ha, Pendimenthalein at 2.0 kga.i/ha, 2, 4-D at 2.8 kg a.i/ha and Butachlor at 2.4 kga.i/ha) while, the sub-plot treatments consisted only of the three rice varieties (WITA 4, NERICA
and SIPPI), which were all laid out in a split-plot Design (SPD) and compared against the control which received no-herbicide and 0kg nitrogen fertilizer.
- Increase rice production through developing capacities to adopt systematic crop management, and new methodologies including wider use of New Rice for Africa (NERICA
), aiming at doubling the rice production in African countries in ten years.