Ryoichi IkedaAfter graduating from Nihon University's agriculture and veterinary medicine faculty, he went to the Philippines as a member of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, a JICA program.He once worked at the International Rice Research Institute that led the green revolution.
"The sharp increase in rice prices is a good opportunity for rice farmers to expand their fields.I want to help African countries meet their own rice demand," he
...Ryoichi Ikeda has been researching breeder's seed for Nerica at the Africa Rice Center (WARDA), an international institution based in Benin, since 2005.
is tasked with growing breeder's seed and instructing farmers how to multiply seed rice.
also used to work at the IRRI