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(From Panafrican News Agency (PANA) Daily Newswire)
Byline: Napoleon VIBAN
Tokyo, Japan (PANA) - A high-yield resistant rice developed through cooperation between African and Asian research institutions has received wide acclaim here as the most spectacular achievement yet within the framework of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).
"A major outcome of Asia/Africa cooperation has been the development of the New Rice for Africa (NERICA), a high-yield variety that has the potential to address the problems of food security in a number of West African countries," UN under- secretary General and Special Adviser on Africa, …