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, 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.

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’ ... "