Competitive Africa Rice Initiative (CARI) Phase 1

Portfolio Information

  • Date :14 Dec
  • Tags :Tanzania

Competitive Africa Rice Initiative (CARI) Phase 1

Status: Concluded (2014 -2018)
Funder: GIZ and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Scope: Tanzania

CARI 1 Project Intervention Areas
Project Summary

Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) was a 4 year pan African programme commissioned in 2014 and was covering Tanzania, Nigeria Ghana and Burkina Faso. In Tanzania CARI was implemented by Kilimo Trust whose goal was to double incomes of at least 30,000 rice small

holder farmers. The project was supporting actors in the rice value chain, using the millers as anchors to link farmers, consumers and service providers for mutual benefit as equal agribusiness partners.

CARI high level results were:
  1.  Increased productivity and quality of paddy rice based on the development of sustainable and competitive rice production systems
  2.  Increased efficiency of local rice sourcing, processing and marketing through structured value

chain linkages, improved technology and process management.

  1. Improved access to financial services for all value chain actors served
  2. Improved policy framework for rice sector development

CARI project established 8 Consortia led by the following private sector companies: Biosustain Company, G2L Company, Kilombero Plantation Ltd, Kimolo Super Rice Company, Mamboleo Farm Ltd, Musoma Food Company, Raphael Group Company Ltd, ZANRICE-Faki Enterprises Ltd

Overall Project achievements so far
rice produce177,000MT
of paddy rice was sourced by millers from CARI participating farmers

OverUSD 4 Million
accessed by 14,847 farmers and 6 off-takers from financial institutions

Over 53,000 farmers accessed improved inputs and mechanization services i.e. 11,356 farmers accessed improved seed, 1,513 accessed pesticides, 14,694 accessed fertilizers, 15,497 accessed tractor services, 6,255 accessed power tiller services and 4,007 accessed combined harvester services
EAC rice sector report adopted by EAC secretariat
RCT supported to develop position paper on rice smuggling in East Africa
Over44,000 farmers (41% females) received CARI supported trainings i.e. 31,642 farmers trained on Farmer Business School, 42,475 trained on Good Agricultural Practices, 40,523 trained on Post Harvest Handling.
Yield and income increased by 97% and 132% respectively.

Contact Person

Rachel Ajambo
Country Team Leader – Tanzania
rajambo@kilimotrust.org

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Kilimo Trust Head Quarters
 Plot 42 Princess Anne Drive, Bugolobi, Kampala Uganda
  Telephone: +256 392 264 980/1/2
  Email: admin@kilimotrust.org

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