Crop Biotech Update

Africa Rice Center Expands to Include Egypt

June 27, 2008
Egypt is now a member of the Africa Rice Center (WARDA), as approved by the member countries of WARDA. It is the first country from North Africa to join the international institute. Warmly congratulating Egypt, Africa Rice Center Director General Dr. Papa Abdoulaye Seck remarked, “Africa Rice Center has now a much wider coverage of the continent and our membership has doubled from 11 countries in 1970 when it was established, to 22 at present. It now includes countries from West, East, Central and North Africa.”

To read the complete press release, visit: http://www.warda.cgiar.org/warda/newsrel-egypt-jun08.asp. Readers can find out more about WARDA and its activities at http://www.warda.org/..