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Record number 488414
Title Assessment of rice self-sufficiency in 2025 in eight African countries
Author(s) Oort, P.A.J. van; Saito, K.; Tanaka, A.; Amovin-Assagaba, E.; Bussel, L.G.J. van; Wart, J. van; Groot, H.L.E. de; Ittersum, M.K. van; Cassman, K.G.; Wopereis, M.C.S.
Source Global Food Security 5 (2015). - ISSN 2211-9124 - p. 39 - 49.
Department(s) Centre for Crop Systems Analysis
Plant Production Systems
Earth Observation and Environmental Informatics
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Abstract Most African countries are far from self-sufficient in meeting their rice consumption; in eight countries the production: consumption ratio, ranged from 0.16 to 1.18 in 2012. We show that for the year 2025, with population growth, diet change and yield increase on existing land (intensification), countries cannot become fully self-sufficient in rice. This implies that for the future, a mixture of area expansion and imports will be needed on top of yield gap closure. Further research is needed for identification of most suitable new land for rice area expansion and areas that should be protected.
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