Interactive Map

Cari

Since the beginning of the project in 2013, the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) trained more than 184,403 smallholders in GAP or FBS trainings in four African countries . This results in a total outreach to about  750,000 beneficiaries who were able to increase their incomes and to improve their food security. Through the Matching Grant Fund mechanism, smallholders and local processors (e.g. rice mills) receive technical and financial support to ensure access to high quality inputs and improved technologies. Moreover, project activities strengthened supplier relationships between producers and processors which are essential for enabling the business environment. Average yields of CARI trained farmers increased by up to 185% compared to the baseline.


Burkina Faso
Duration: 2013-2021
  • 13,298 farmers trained. Thereof 5,648 women (42%)
  • yield increase of 90% between 2013 and 2017: from 3,000 kg/ha to 5,700 kg/ha (for irrigated production)
  • yield increase of 110% between 2013 and 2017: from 2,000 kg/ha to 4,200 kg/ha (rainfed production)
  • 3,156 CARI farmers have received pre-financed inputs
Ghana
Duration: 2013-2019
  • 32,116 farmers trained. Thereof 15,148 women (47%)
  • yield increase of 110% between 2013 and 2017: from 2,000 kg/ha to 4,2000 kg/ha (for rainfed production)
  • 13,205 farmers have received pre-financed inputs
Nigeria
Duration: 2013-2021
  • 99,290 farmers trained. Thereof 27,421 women (27%)
  • yield increase of 136% between 2013 and 2017: from 2,500 kg/ha to 5,900 kg/ha (for irrigated production)
  • yield increase of 185% between 2013 and 2017: from 2,000 kg/ha to 5,700 kg/ha (rainfed production)
  • 58,747 farmers have received pre-financed inputs
Tansania
Duration: 2013-2021
  • 39,699 farmers trained. Thereof 19,031 women (48%)
  • yield increase of 100% between 2013 and 2017: from 2,000 kg/ha to 4,000 kg/ha (for irrigated production)
  • yield increase of 140% between 2013 and 2017: from 1,500 kg/ha to 3,600 kg/ha (rainfed production)
  • 19,781 farmers have received pre-financed inputs