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.


Impact Study. Deep Dive.

Given the important role parboiling training plays in the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI), CARI commissioned an impact study on the economics of rice parboiling in the following Nigerian states: Jigawa, Kano and Kebbi as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

While the main objective of the study was to assess if and how these reached parboilers economically benefit from the trainings, initial attempts are also made at understanding the degree to which these women are empowered beyond mere economic benefits.

Cooperation, Impact

Insights from Rice Cooperatives in Burkina Faso

Cooperatives are considered to have a great potential for the Agricultural Supply Chains. But why, how and what role does CARI play?

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.


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

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

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.