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Cari

Since the beginning of the project in 2013, the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) trained more than 194,000 smallholders in GAP or FBS trainings in four African countries. This results in a total outreach to about  820,000 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 237% compared to the baseline.


Burkina Faso
Duration: 2013-2021
  • 13,500 farmers trained. Thereof 5,700 women (42%)
  • yield increase of 43% between 2013 and 2020: from 3,000 kg/ha to 4,300 kg/ha (for irrigated production)
  • yield increase of 187% between 2013 and 2017: from 2,000 kg/ha to 5,700 kg/ha (rainfed production)
  • 3,100 CARI farmers have received pre-financed inputs
Ghana
Duration: 2013-2019
  • 33,00 farmers trained. Thereof 18,000 women (54%)
  • yield increase of 120% between 2013 and 2020: from 2,000 kg/ha to 4,400 kg/ha (for rainfed production)
  • 13,200 farmers have received pre-financed inputs
Nigeria
Duration: 2013-2021
  • 105,000 farmers trained. Thereof 24,000 women (22%)
  • yield increase of 113% between 2013 and 2020: from 2,500 kg/ha to 5,300 kg/ha (for irrigated production)
  • yield increase of 150% between 2013 and 2020: from 2,000 kg/ha to 5,000 kg/ha (rainfed production)
  • 59,000 farmers have received pre-financed inputs
Tanzania
Duration: 2013-2021
  • 39,000 farmers trained. Thereof 16,000 women (41%)
  • yield increase of 185% between 2013 and 2020: from 2,000 kg/ha to 5,700 kg/ha (for irrigated production)
  • yield increase of 260% between 2013 and 2020: from 1,500 kg/ha to 6,100 kg/ha (rainfed production)
  • 19,700 farmers have received pre-financed inputs