Purpose of the Matching Fund

The overall aim of the Rice Matching Grant Fund is to serve as a vehicle or instrument for achieving the vision and objectives of the CARI project. Thus, the Matching Grant Fund will support 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 shall result in sustainably increasing income for rice farmers through:

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

Engagement Model for a CARI project under the Matching Fund mechanism