1st International Conference on Rice for Food, Market and Development

With a vision to spur the development of a competitive, sustainable, and inclusive rice industry and rice business in Africa as a pathway to increased economic growth and food security in the continent, rice-Africa (A PPP, Not-For-Profit Initiative of Leap Domiciliares Limited) will host the 1st International Conference on Rice for Food, Market and Development in Abuja, Nigeria on March 3-5, 2011.

Rice-Africa seeks to facilitate the regional integration of rice value chain, as well as the strengthening of rice-industrial linkages that improve opportunities for added value and serve as effective means of achieving economic transformation and sustainable livelihoods.

The conference will bring together stakeholders from Africa, Asia, South Asia, South America, Canada, and China that deal with the specifics of rice producers, processors, grain merchandisers, equipment manufacturers, exporters, importers, traders, brokers, freight brokers, commodity surveyors and inspectors, procurement officials, shipping industry officials (liner and bulk), fertilizer and agro-chemical suppliers, seed suppliers and  scientists.

For a full update on the program, please visit www.rice-africa.com