New Rices for Africa
New Rices for Africa (NERICAs) are crosses between the traditional African species of rice (Oryza glaberrima) and the Asian species (Oryza sativa), created by the Monty Jones at the Africa Rice Center (WARDA). NERICA rice seeds were initially introduced in 1996 and, by 2010, they covered 200,000 hectares in Africa.
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- "New Rice for Africa – Plant Breeding Technologies Fighting Hunger," WIPO Magazine, World Intellectual Property Organization, March 2009.
- "Nerica: a 'wonder' rice?," GRAIN, January 20, 2009.
- "NERICA : the New Rice for Africa – a Compendium, Editors EA Somado, RG Guei and SO Keya, WARDA, 2008.
- Yoko Kijima, Keijiro Otsuka, Dick Sserunkuuma, "Assessing the Impact of a NERICA on Income and Poverty in Central and Western Uganda," August 2007
- "Diffusion and Adoption of NERICA Rice Varieties in Cote D'Ivoire," The Developing Economies, Volume 44, Issue 2, pages 208–231, June 2006.
- Yoko Kijima, Keijiro Otsuka, Dick Sserunkuuma, "How Revolutionary is the "NERICA Revolution"? Evidence from Uganda," The Developing Economies, Volume 44, Issue 2, pages 252–267, June 2006.
- Jamais Cascio, "NERICA," WorldChanging.com, February 4, 2005.
- Michihiko Fujii, Chika Andoh and Seiji Ishihara, "Drought resistance of NERICA (New Rice for Africa) compared with Oryza sativa L. and millet evaluated by stomatal conductance and soil water content," 4th International Crop Science Conference, 2004.
- Ernest Harsch, "Farmers embrace African 'miracle' rice," Africa Recovery, Vol.17 #4 (January 2004), page 10.
- Guy Manners, "NERICA- New Rice Transforming agriculture for West Africa," Science in Africa.