What we do

Our projects aims to support the actors in the rice value chain in a holisitic manner. On the following page you can read insightful stories and reports, highlighting our continuing work on technology and innovation, gender, our partner cooperation, our impact and efforts to make climate friendly rice a reality. You can also read about the various events and happenings that have taken place through the CARI project.

Cooperation, Impact

Collaboration and partnership for working towards rice self-sufficiency in West Africa

Low yields, weak processing and poor value chain linkages characterize the rice value chain in Africa. The above are obstacles that need to be overcome, to lessen import dependency and to support multiple African countries in becoming self-sufficient.

Cooperation, Gender, Technology & Innovation

Women as protagonists of change

To mark the 2021 International Women’s Day, WOFAN rewarded 300 smallholder women farmers from Dogon Bauchi and Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria, with input and processing equipment, to motivate them to take their development into their own hands.

Climate Smart, Gender, Technology & Innovation

Advancing Adoption to Climate Change through ICT Solutions for Nigerian Rice Farmers – a Changemaker’s Story

For years, this divide was assumed to be symptomatic of technical challenges: The thinking went that women would catch up with men when the world had cheaper devices and lower connectivity prices, due to the limited purchasing power and financial independence of women compared with men.

Cooperation, Technology & Innovation

Baseline Survey on Rice Farmers' Affinity towards ICT solutions in West Africa

The goal of this survey was to explore the smartphone penetration rate amongst rice farmers in Nigeria and Burkina Faso and attempt to understand their affinity towards ICT solutions.


CARI's model has gained much interest internationally. Read what renowned media outlets report about CARI in French, Spanisch and German.


A short introduction to CARI

CARI's main objective is to increase the competitiveness of small-scale rice producers, millers and other actors along the rice value-chain and achieve lasting reduction of poverty in Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Tanzania. But what does the work in these countries entail?


Women with rice

How curiosity leads to yield and quality increase

Bumpy roads, small villages and elephant grass, line the route from Accra down to the rural area called Fievie in the Volta Region. Only one hundred kilometres east of Ghana´s capital, you will find rice fields stretching across hundreds of hectares.


Collaboration and partnership for working towards rice self-sufficiency in Africa

Lead. Measure. Grow. This year’s theme of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Kigali, Rwanda aimed at enabling new pathways to turn smallholder famers into sustainable agribusinesses.

Cooperation, Impact, Technology & Innovation

Let us take you on a virtual fieldtrip to Nigeria ...

Enjoy a descriptive and informative video on CARI's work in Nigeria

Climate Smart, Cooperation, Technology & Innovation

Advice on field-specific rice management practices

The Japanese-funded ‘RiceAdvice’ App project, benefits over 16,000 African farmers: "Thanks to a 1-year project supported by the Government of Japan, 200 trained service providers have helped more than 16,000 rice farmers in Mali and Nigeria benefit from ‘RiceAdvice’ ... "


A visit to Thailand

Rice is one of the leading food crops in the world, and rice production in Asia is very advanced. We visited our Thai colleagues in 2017 to ask the question what we all can learn from each other.

Cooperation, Impact

7th Stakeholder Conference in the rice sector

An important meeting of stakeholders in the rice sector opened on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, in Ouagadougou under the chairmanship of the representative of the Minister of Agriculture and Water Development, Moussa Maïga.