CARI actively supports the development of policies for the rice sector together with the John A. Kufuor Foundation

In order to improve the policy framework for rice sector development in the CARI countries the John A. Kufuor Foundation (JAK) supports private sector led advocacy platforms to prepare policy papers. The policy papers were developed with joint participation of relevant stakeholders of the private sector in the context of a comprehensive study. The study […]

CARI successfully implements trainings on Agricultural Value Chain Financing

About 20 million people in Nigeria get their main source of income from subsistence/ commercial farming. Many of these people have no or limited access to finance. The resulting gap between the supply and demand of agricultural finance is estimated at a minimum of USD $4billion per annum. The African Competitive Rice Initiative (CARI) and […]

The African Competitive Rice Initiative (CARI) at the Agra Innovate 2017, Lagos, Nigeria

From 23 – 25th of November CARI and four other GIZ programmes participated at the third Agra Innovate West Africa, the region’s leading crop production, processing and manufacturing tradeshow in Lagos.CARI exhibited trainings material, parboiling vessels and its partners’ produce to a highly interested audience.To promote their products two CARI partners joined the trade fair; […]

CARI Tanzania partners exchange ideas in national learning event

The CARI 2016 national workshop was organized by Kilimo Trust to provide CARI partners as well as stakeholders of the rice value chain to share their valuable experiences. Throughout the one day workshop key challenges were addressed as well as way forwards to generate further investments in the rice sector in Tanzania. Follow the link […]


Extension advisory services (EAS) support smallholders to improve the productivity and efficiency of their farms and to take decisions on the outlook of their business. Extension advisory services include not only government extension services, but also services organised and funded by private companies along their supply chains – for example, a food processor or a commodity […]