Articles on research Jonne Rodenburg and Matty Demont in Rice Today

Two Parasite programme team members present their research in the latest edition of Rice Today (January – March 2013 Volume 12(1)).

Weed identification tool for African weeds of rice

A new interactive tool can now identify nearly 200 different weed species of lowland rice in East and West Africa. Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) recently unveiled this tool built on a comprehensive knowledge base. It is accessible online and offline (CD or as an App on smartphones and tablet computers).

The weed identification tool is the product of a 3-year project on “African Weeds of Rice” (AFROweeds), which is coordinated by the Centre de cooperation internationale en recherché agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD) and AfricaRice, with support from the EU Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) Science and Technology Program.

For more information please visit the AFROweeds website or contact Jonne Rodenburg.

Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize for Matty Demont

The 2012 Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize was presented to Dr. Matty Demont, agricultural economist at the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), for his research in the field of rice value chain development in Africa. An earlier news item about the award was posted on the Parasite website. For more information please contact Matty Demont.