Tag Archives: Rice

The Social Life of Beans in Burundi – Part 2

Part 1 of this blog discussed the different steps used by smallholders here in Burundi in cultivating, harvesting and processing beans.  Below, a few more notes on these steps – together with thoughts on the challenges of emergency seed distribution following … Continue reading

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Colonial Encounters with West African Rice

 [First posted Sept. 2010, Updated 29 October 2011]  See also: AfricaRice’s African rice collection – (Oryza glaberrima) and Luigi just sent this 2007 link on the topic of Carolina Gold. from his blog. In 1805 the Scottish explorer Mungo Park … Continue reading

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Rice in East Africa, 1860’s: Imported and Indigenous

Rice was introduced to East Africa by Arab and Swahili traders in the northern area of the East African coast, and by the Portuguese in the south (see this blog). It was a crop raised by Arabs, Swahili or Portuguese, … Continue reading

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Wild Rice in Africa

The following is a bit of background information for several blogs that I have – and will be – writing about rice in Africa: Aside from the indigenous domesticated rice of West Africa, discussed here, there are also several varieties … Continue reading

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