East Africa Rice Conference (EARC) 2021

May 19, 2021

About the Event

LIMITED-TIME OFFER: Avail 5 tickets, Admit 10 attendees!

PROMO PERIOD: 22 Apr - 07 May

Send us a message at earc@irri.org

EVENT DATES: 19-20 May 2021

19 May - 8:30am-4:30pm East Africa Time (GMT+3)
20 May - 8:30am-5:00pm East Africa Time (GMT+3)

See the full schedule here: http://bit.ly/earc2021program

As rice becomes a strategic commodity in Africa, many countries have embarked on various programs that, along with continental initiatives, aspire to chart a course of action for moving the regional rice sector forward.

The EARC 2021 will serve as a platform for accomplishing the ambitious plan of strengthening domestic rice production by bringing together key players in the sector and initiating substantive discussions on the opportunities and challenges that it faces.

Conference objectives

  1. To facilitate knowledge exchange on rice sector research and development at national and regional levels;

  2. To take stock of public, private, and donor-supported initiatives to inform policy-making and implementation; and

  3. To boost multi-stakeholder collaboration toward achieving national and regional rice self-sufficiency, increasing food and nutrition security, and alleviating poverty through inclusive and sustainable production and commercialization.

Conference structure

The 3-day conference will be a hybrid of face-to-face and virtual events. It will start with the 1-day simultaneous onsite country workshops in six countries in East Africa (18 May, by invitation only): Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi, and Rwanda, followed by a 2-day virtual event (19-20 May).

Featured themes

  • Rice research and development

  • Inclusive markets and value chains

  • Rice-based livelihoods - Gender and youth integration

  • Integrated rice sector development in a changing climate

  • Inclusive finance and investment

  • Agricultural policy processes & reforms

To know more about the conference, visit http://earc.online

Admission Rules

  1. Purchase your ticket via Ticket2Me. You can only buy one at a time. Price quoted is in Philippine pesos. Final price reflected on your credit card is subject to prevailing foreign exchange conversion rate at the time of purchase.

  2. After purchasing, your e-ticket and further instructions will be sent to your registered email.

  3. To complete your registration and choose from the simultaneous technical parallel sessions, go to the link sent to your registered email.

  4. The conference will be streamed via Zoom starting from 19 May, 8:30am (GMT+3) until 20 May, 5:00pm (GMT+3). The links and passcodes to the events will be sent to your registered email before the event. Adding the events to your calendar is recommended.

See the full schedule here: http://bit.ly/earc2021program Visit earc.online for regular updates.

Got questions? Please direct them to the EARC 2021 Organizing Committee, earc@irri.org.

About the Organizer


EARC 2021 is organized by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa Programme (APRA) of the Future Agricultures Consortium, the Centre for African Bio-Entrepreneurship (CABE), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), with support from the Coalition for African Rice Development (CARD), the UK Aid, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom.


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