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  1. Although 240 million people in West Africa rely on rice as the primary source of food energy and protein in their diet, the majority of this rice is imported, at a cost of USD $1 billion

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  2. an interspecific cultivar of rice developed by the West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) to improve the yield of African rice varieties

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  3. Self-sufficiency in rice production would improve food security and aid economic development in West Africa

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  4. The results of the NERICA Project, which is funded by the African Development Bank, the Japanese government, and the United Nations Development Programme, was a major agenda item at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TI

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  5. Africa Rice Center (WARDA)

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