Implementing Partners


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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ): is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development that supports the German government in achieving the objectives of its development policy. It provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalized world. GIZ is ACIś lead organization.



TechnoServe (TNS) We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that hardworking people can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

On CARI TechnoServe will leverage private and public sector relationships in Ghana to catalyze investment, facilitate access to technical expertise, enable market access and foster public-private coordination throughout the rice value chain. TechnoServe will also coordinate closely with other donor programs engaged in the development of the Ghanaian rice sector and commercialization of the agriculture sector generally to reduce redundancy, identify synergies and leverage donor resources.

Kilimo Trust


Kilimo Trust is an independent organization working on agriculture for development across the East Africa Community (EAC) Region – in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda – and more recently in the new Republic of South Sudan. Kilimo Trust promotes regional solutions to local Problems with the aim of making agricultural markets work better for the reduction of poverty and elimination of hunger. They deliver regional solutions to local problems by designing and implementing sector development programmes which respond to market opportunities across the region.



The John A. Kufuor Foundation is an independent, nonpolitical, nonpartisan and nonprofit institution dedicated to the promotion and sustainability of Africa’s development. Founded in 2009 by H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana (2001-2008), the Foundation is inspired by the former president’s passion for practical and sustainable responses to the challenge of development in Africa. The Foundation recognizes the persistent challenge of leadership and governance that continues to undermine Africa’s development, despite the relative progress over the past two decades or so. It therefore aims at contributing to meeting the challenge by advancing effective leadership, good governance and socio-economic development. In furtherance of its objectives, the Foundation seeks collaboration with state institutions, the private sector and civil society organizations, as well as international development partners in program initiation and implementation.

Funding Partners

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Logo - Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationGuided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Logo - The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) develops the guidelines and the fundamental concepts on which development policy of the German government is based. All efforts are formed by the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, which ambitiously aim to halve poverty in the world by 2015.

Walmart Foundation

FoundationLogos-02By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. We have stores in 27 countries, employing more than 2.2 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. We are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change.