Competitive African Rice Initiative -Phase II

Portfolio Information

  • Date :06 Feb
  • Tags :Tanzania

Competitive African Rice Initiative -Phase II

Status: Ongoing (2018 – 2021)
Funder: GIZ             
Scope: Tanzania

CARI II Project Intervention Areas
Project Summary

CARI-II strategy is to build on the identification, optimization and expansion of sustainable business models that integrate small-scale rice producers. CARI’s technical and financial assistance is based on a value chain approach. CARI’s strategy focuses on intervention areas that will result in the following objectives:

  1. Increased experience sharing amongst actors of the rice value chain
  2. Sustainably improved inclusive business relationships
  3. Improved access to financial services for actors of the rice value chain
  4. Improved policy framework for rice value chain
Expected Results
  • MAP opportunities are identified and pursued
  • Consortia matching fund projects are operational and improved business models for paddy production and supply are in use
  • Throughput of rice mills and market share of engaged CARI partners has increased
  • Paddy quality and quantity is increased
  • Increased volume of improved seeds available to farmers
  • Increased (pre) financing agreed between FBOs and financial institution e.g NMB Bank and others
  • Key recommendations up-taken by government
  • Membership base of rice industry platforms increased
  • Knowledge exchanged at regional level is enhanced
  • A platform for discussion of regional issues affecting rice intra-regional trade in place
  • Improved framework conditions through revised national rice development strategy
Overall Project Achievements so far
  • 4 consortia are operational and have integrated 17,063 smallholder farmers in their supply chain.  8,646 (50.6%) of which are women against a target of 30%
  • 14,945 (74.5%) of the integrated farmers have signed supply contracts with MG partners for aggregation of paddy.
  • 6 partnerships have been established i.e. CARI-II has active partnerships with; i)EAC Secretariat for the implementation of the CARI-EA program, ii) TADB to ease access to finance for MG partners, iii) ACRE Africa for potential collation and provision of insurance to farmers, iv) Bayer Crop science for synergies on promotion of high yielding rice varieties, v) ACT for the engagement of rice VC actors in national agricultural platforms and vi) Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture as a member of the task force to review and update the National Rice Development Strategy.

Contact Person

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

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