Tuesday, November 27, 2012

AfricaRice breeder is guest in researchers' lunch

The monthly Young Researchers Lunch welcomed Baboucarr Manneh, irrigated rice breeder and coordinator of abiotic stresses projects in AfricaRice, as its guest for November.

Lunch attendees—Changrong Ye, Nurul Hidayatun, Yam kanta Gaihre, Samir Ebson Topno, Tahir Awan, and Zilhas Ahmed Jewel— were curious about Dr. Manneh's career and rice-growing conditions in Africa.
Dr. Manneh cited the widespread problem of cold temperature stress in Africa, a surprising discovery for the group, and explained that overcoming this particular stress could greatly impact on the size of land area in which rice can be grown in Africa.

The Young Researchers Lunch is a monthly meeting for nationally recruited staff and scientists who are in the early stages of their career. Its aim is to provide an opportunity for discussion with senior scientists on a range of topics that include science and career paths.

For more information, please contact Joy Sagabay (M.Sagabay@irri.org) or Amelia Henry (A.Henry@irri.org).

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