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.

Climate Smart


Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

The Market-Oriented Value Chains for Jobs and Growth in the ECOWAS Region (MOVE) project is a fusion of two former GIZ projects, ComCashew and CARI. MOVE supports the growth in competitivity of the cashew and rice value chains.   For rice, six ECOWAS countries are supported by MOVE-CARI (Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone).


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Climate Smart, Gender, Technology & Innovation

Bridging the Digital Gender Divide

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.

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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’ ... "

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