Series 45 - West African Rice Development Association (WARDA)

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UTA 1791-45

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West African Rice Development Association (WARDA)

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  • 1983-1990 (Creation)

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0.32 m of textual and graphic records and publications

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(1909-1993)

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The initial aim of WARDA was to have an entirely native West African organization that would apply the latest in rice technology to the problems peculiar to their area, but political interference meant that WARDA never functioned effectively. By the end of 1986, with CGIAR having resolved to continue its support of the organization, Omond Solandt was asked to coach those involved in it on how to operate within a CG style of centre. In 1987 he made three trips to Africa and, while there and in subsequent meetings, worked to ensure that an effective structure and Board were put in place. His official involvement with WARDA ended about August, 1987.

The correspondence, minutes, background papers, reports, photographs and publications provide detailed information about the problems WARDA faced and the problems Solandt and others encountered in resolving them.

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For a detailed listing of this series, see Appendix 45 in Finding Aid Inventory.

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