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CESD Seminar @ Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 01:15pm - 02:15pm


CESD Seminar
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Date: 21 March 2017, Tuesday: 1:15-2:15pm
Venue: CESD Conference Rm 1, DL Umali Bldg.

Title: Exploring the rational adaptation of rice systems to climate variability at farm level in Africa: a case study of rainfed rice in the bimodal area of Côte d'Ivoire.

Speaker: Kouassi Amani
PhD, Student, University NanguiAbrogoua of Côte d'Ivoire
Intern, Crop Modelling, CESD

Abstract: In Côte d'Ivoire (West Africa), similarly to the other sub-Saharan African countries, the ongoing urbanization is driving some big changes in the diet of the population. Although yam, cassava, and plantain banana were the predominant traditional foods, rice has become the staple food for more than 90% of the population. Nevertheless, national rice production is much less than the demand, and the supply-demand gap is continuously filled by importations. Due to the heavy dependency on rice importation, the fluctuations of the international rice price, such as the peak of 2008, strongly impact the food security of Côte d'Ivoire. To stabilize the food security, many initiatives have been launched for increasing the national rice production, particularly the improvement of smallholders farming systems under rainfed conditions. Indeed, this study aimed to explore the rational adaptation of rainfed rice to the raging climate variability using crop modeling technology. The good sowing periods, suitable to increasing farmers' yields (which are less than 1.5t/ha) were determined. The climate yield ceilings were estimated. The uncertainties for impact assessment resulting from weather information of three Global Climate Models were also quantified. Moreover, the perspectives of bias correction were outlined.

All are invited.


CESD Conference Rm 1, DL Umali Bldg.