Rice Production Techniques for Young Researchers (targeted for African participants)


The application of up-to-date rice farming practices in each country results in greater, sustainable harvest of quality rice which increases food security and improves the livelihoods of rice farmers, their families and communities.

To obtain sustainable improvement in the quality and quantity of rice harvest, the latest production technologies from research must be adopted by farmers. Understanding the rice knowledge and adopting rice production technologies are improved through skilled researchers in all aspects of rice farming techniques and hands-on skills relating to crop management: rice breeding, pest, disease, water, post harvest, and statistics. These researchers will ensure that the latest technologies from research are integrated into the country’s rice farming.

The 3–week course aims to develop a new generation of two rice scientists in each CARD country in Africa capable of promoting continuous improvement in rice farming, generate new knowledge and technologies in rice production and post-production, and are well-networked into the international  community,


The course is designed for junior rice researchers in each CARD member countries in Africa who will be trained in the latest technologies and  techniques of plant, research, and production management, and rice farming system from “seed to market” who in turn shall apply this knowledge and skills to improve the research and farming practices in their country.


The scholarship includes airfares, airport pick-up, pre-/post-travel allowance, board and lodging in IRRI Residence Halls, local medical insurance while in the course, stipends for miscellaneous expenses, local travel, and other training related expenses.


September 9-27, 2013
Training Center
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)


Dr. Noel Magor
Head, Training Center
Email: n.magor@irri.org

Dr. Zak Kanyeka
Senior Scientist, Plant Breeder
Regional Training Coordinator for ESA
Email: z.kanyeka@irri.org

Dr. Joseph Bigirimana
Email: j.bigirimana@irri.org


Email:  JICA_Extension@irri.org

"We provide a gender-sensitive environment and strongly encourage women applications"