Knowledge for Development

Experts launch tool for identifying major rice weeds of Africa


Date: 21/11/2012


A new interactive tool for identifying nearly 200 different weed species of lowland rice in East and West Africa was recently unveiled at the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice). The tool is built on a comprehensive knowledge base that can be accessed online ( and offline on laptops and CD-ROMs or as an app on smartphones and tablet computers.

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