Developing Competitive Rice Value Chains 1


the role of locally grown rice, both as a substitute for imports and as a means of assuring food security. Growth of rice consumption in SSA has been outstripping that of rice production. Between 1961 and 2005, rice consumption in SSA grew at 4.52% annually, compared with growth in production of 3.23% (WARDA, 2007). Imports increased dramatically to fill… (More)

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