Matching Fund Concept

The overall aim of the Rice Matching Fund is to serve as a vehicle or instrument for achieving the vision and objectives of the CARI project. Thus, the Matching Fund supports activities regarding intervention areas 1-3 which are aligned with CARI’s vision of achieving a sustainable success of the African Rice Industry. Eligible projects are in the four CARI countries Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Tanzania.

Projects approved under the fund result in sustainably increasing income for rice farmers through:

  • Increased productivity and quality of paddy rice and complementary crops (related to CARI objective 1)
  • Increased efficiency of local rice sourcing, processing and marketing (related to CARI objective 2)
  • Improved access to financial services for all value chain actors (related to CARI objective 3)

Engagement Model for a CARI project under the Matching Fund mechanism

Matching Fund guidelines can be found in the download section in English and French.