Yameen Huss Cole

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Location: OLD TAFO, KUMASI- ASHANTI-GHANA(WEST AFRICA)
Work: Research into various varieties of rice.
Biographical: TECHNICIAN AT CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE GHANA,STUDENT AT KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
Favourite Publications: RESEARCH JOURNALS ON RICE BREEDING.

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05/02/11 07:27:39PM @chief-admin:

Dear Yameen,

I work with taro ('cocoyam' in Africa), which often appears as a companion crop alongside rice in Asia. Rice cultivation is relatively new in most of Africa, so I wonder if farmers have found ways to effectively manage it together with other crops. Farming is not just a system for producing food, it is also a system for providing useful work and income, and balancing ecology and economics, from the village level to the national level. Rice straw can be an important contribution to soil ecology - it can be a multiple-purpose crop, and this needs to be taken into account in selection and breeding plans.