Our projects

In this section you will find more information about our projects and their partners. Our success is built on a multi-stakeholder approach including numerous local and international partners both from the private and public sector.

ComCashew

The Competitive Cashew initiative - ComCashew (formerly African Cashew initiative - ACi), launched in 2009, supports smallholders in five Sub-Saharan countries (see interactive map). Currently in its third phase, ComCashew focuses on building a sustainable cashew value chain. Cashew nuts are consumed worldwide and the demand increases by about 10 percent per year. However, cashew smallholders in Africa rarely benefit from this trend. They are often at a disadvantage due to their lack of market information, low negotiation power and insufficient business knowledge. Due to limited capital and few purchased inputs their productivity and incomes remain low. The projects main objective is to increase the competitiveness of African cashew smallholders, processors and other actors of the value chain to achieve a lasting reduction of poverty. By constituting a new era of multi-stakeholder partnership in development cooperation, ComCashew aims to increase the annual income of cashew farmers, to create new jobs and increase the rate of processed raw cashew nuts in the project countries. Therefore the project promotes the whole cashew value chain – from the production of the raw cashew nut through processing and marketing to export. The main activities of ComCashew include: (i) training of farmers on Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) and other key topics for increased productivity and quality, and to meet international quality standards (ii) capacity building in processing concerning efficiency and quality and food safety standards (iii) create business linkage from farm to fork. The Matching Fund is an important element for the implementation of business linkage and production activities. (iv) advise public and private actors for enabling business environment,regulation and organization of the sector.

SSAB

The Sustainable Smallholder Agri-Business Programme (SSAB), launched in 2009, is implemented in five African countries (see interactive map). Since 2014, the Cocoa-Food Link program is implemented with support of European Union. Cocoa is one of the main agricultural products and export good of the five project countries. Over three million smallholders produce three quarters of the world cocoa supply. Yields for cocoa and food crops remain low due to lack of technical and entrepreneurial skills, limited access to inputs, technical and financial services. Moreover, the high dependency on cocoa as source of income and price volatility lead to impoverishment, malnutrition and social problems such as child labour. The daily per capita income in cocoa smallholdings is below 1.69 USD. The goal of SSAB is to increase the incomes of 475,000 cocoa smallholders (35% women) and to improve food supply from diversified production. SSAB builds on strong partnerships with over 50 organizations and companies. The main activities include: (i) Support to public and private extension services to provide business skills training to smallholders following the Farmer Business School approach, (ii) improve the access to inputs, market information and financial services (iii) support cost-effective extension of viable Good Agricultural Practice including ICT-media to intensify cocoa and food production, (iv) enhance learning on proven approaches and upgrading of sector strategies and (v) support interested programmes, organizations and enterprises to introduce the Farmer Business School approach in Africa.

COMPACI

The Competitive African Cotton Initiative (COMPACI) was launched in 2009 and supports 900,000 smallholder farmers in twelve countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (see interactive map). In 2015, around 17% of the world cotton trade originated from SSA, the third largest cotton exporter. However, 80 % of the African cotton farmers have an income per day of less than 1.5 USD. Due to lack of knowledge of appropriate methods of sustainable cotton production, weak access to services, a poor linkage to international markets and often unfavorable political framework conditions, inadequate use has been made of the potential the cotton sector holds for poverty alleviation and economic development. The main goal of the project is the integration of smallholders into an effective cotton sector and to increase their revenues from agricultural production through higher productivity. To meet the targets the project builds on strong partnerships with over 40 public and private partners across the region. The main activities of COMPACI include: (i) Training of smallholders in sustainable production/ cultivation techniques according to Cotton made in Africa (CmiA), (ii) business management training following the Farmer Business School approach and (iii) facilitate the access to financial access. Especially the financial contribution of private local companies with a share of over 50% to the project is an important element of COMPACI's success.
After eight years of activity, the COMPACI project is phasing out. However, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA), the largest standard for sustainable cotton production in Africa, will continue its work started in 2005. CmiA’s aim is to continuously grow the sustainable cotton business in Africa by connecting various partners along the cotton and textile supply chain from field to fashion worldwide. For more information, please visit www.cottonmadeinafrica.org

CARI

The Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) project, launched in 2013, is currently being implemented in four African countries (see interactive map). Rice is one of the most important staple crops in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the past decades, demand for rice in the region has been growing faster than anywhere else in the world. Unfortunately, these increases in demand cannot be met by local or regional production. Average yields in Sub-Saharan Africa stagnate and lag far behind those of other rice producing areas. Moreover poor processing and marketing infrastructure, missing access to high quality inputs as well as weak markets disadvantage local production systems. As a result the income of smallholders is low and most of the population depending on rice production live in poverty. Beyond that, Africa imports more rice than any other region globally. The goal of CARI is to significantly improve the livelihoods of rice farmers (30% female) and to increase the competitiveness of the domestic rice supply to meet the increasing regional demand which is crucial for regional food security. In order to meet these goals, the project builds on strong partnerships with local public and private stakeholders. The activities of CARI focus on: (i) production increase, (ii) improved supplier relationship management, (iii) access to finance, and (iv) improvement of the policy framework for the rice sector. Especially the Matching Grant Fund is an important tool for the implementation of project activities.

 

OUR PARTNERS

FURTHER PARTNERS

Cashew

African Cashew Alliance
http://www.africancashewalliance.com

Associacao Dos Industriais de Caju
AICAJU, Associação dos Industriais de Caju is an association of industrial players in the cashew sector in Mozambique. AICAJU is responsible for the promotion of industry interests, consistent policies and practices among its members.

BENIN GOLD CASHEW INDUSTRIES
Benin Gold Cashew Industries is a private cashew processing company in Cotonou, Benin

Caro Nut
http://caro-nut.com/

Cashew Promotion Institute
http://incaju.gov.mz/

Centre National de Recherche Agronomique


Centre National de semences forestières
http://www.cnsf.bf/

Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana
http://crig.org.gh/

Conseil du coton et de l'anacarde de Côte d'Ivoire
http://www.conseilcotonanacarde.ci/

Direction Générale de la Promotion de l'Economie Rurale, Burkina Faso
http://agriculture-bf.info/

Gebana AG
https://www.gebana.com/en/

Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles de Burkina Faso


Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin
http://inrab.org/

Intersnack Group GmbH & Co.KG
http://www.intersnack.com/standards/home/

Intersnack Procurement B.V.
http://www.intersnack.com/standards/home/

Laboratoire de Physiologie Végétale Université FHB
http://univ-fhb.edu.ci/fr/

Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana
http://www.mofa.gov.gh/

Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana
http://www.mofa.gov.gh/

Olam International
http://olamgroup.com/

Red River Foods, Inc
http://redriverfoods.net/

The Kraft Heinz Company
http://www.kraftheinzcompany.com/

The sustainable trade initiative
https://www.idhsustainabletrade.com/

Tolaro Global SARL
http://whitesunrise.com/tolaro/

Trade & Development Group
http://www.tradedevelopment.nl/

Union Nationale des Producteurs d'Anacarde
UNPA, Union Nationale des Producteurs d'Anacarde is a union of cashew growers in Burkina Faso

Union Régional des Producteurs d'Anacarde du Borgou-Alibori
URCPA-BA, Union Régionale des Coopératives de Producteurs d'Anacarde Bourgou-Alibori is a union of cashew growers in North-East of Benin

Union Régionale des Coopératives de Producteurs d'Anacarde Atacora Donga
URCPA-AD, Union Régionale des Coopératives de Producteurs d'Anacarde Atacora Donga is a union of cashew growers in North-West of Benin

United States Agency for International Development
http://www.usaid.gov

Walmart Stores
http://corporate.walmart.com/

SSAB Cocoa

(BSC) Boutique Lessiri
The Boutique Lessiri sells quality inputs and hosts a Business Service Centre. As such, the Boutique Lessiri provides information services on GAP, quality inputs and establishes linkages to financial institutions.

(BSC) Cooperative ECOGA
The Cooperative ECOGA sells quality inputs to their members and others and hosts a Business Service Centre. The cooperative provides information services on GAP, quality inputs and establishes linkages to financial institutions.

(BSC) Firmagro
The input dealer Firmagro sells quality inputs and hosts a Business Service Centre. As such, Firmagro provides information services on GAP, quality inputs and establishes linkages to financial institutions.

(BSC) Kayanne Ets
The input dealer Kayanne sells quality inputs and hosts a Business Service Centre. As such, Kayanne provides information services on GAP, quality inputs and establishes linkages to financial institutions.

(BSC) Phytobusiness
The input dealer Phytobusiness sells quality inputs and hosts a Business Service Centre. As such, Kayanne provides information services on GAP, quality inputs and establishes linkages to financial institutions.

(BSC) SowChem
The input dealer SowChem sells quality inputs and hosts a Business Service Centre. As such, SowChem provides information services on GAP, quality inputs and establishes linkages to financial institutions.

Agence National d´Appui au Dévelopment Rural
http://www.anader.ci

Agricultural Development Bank of Ghana
http://www.agricbank.com/

Agricultural Development Program Abia State
The ADP Abia is in charge of public extension at Abia State. They provide FBS and GAP training for cocoa and food crops. Additionally, they enhance linkages with promotion schemes and support emerging producer organisations that have formed after FBS training.

Agricultural Development Program Cross River State
The ADP Cross River is in charge of public extension at Cross River State. They provide FBS and GAP training for cocoa and food crops. Additionally, they enhance linkages with promotion schemes and support emerging producer organisations that have formed after FBS training.

Agricultural Development Program Edo State
The ADP Edo is in charge of public extension at Edo State. They provide FBS and GAP training for cocoa and food crops. Additionally, they enhance linkages with promotion schemes and support emerging producer organisations that have formed after FBS training.

Agricultural Development Program Ekiti
The ADP Ekiti is in charge of public extension at Ekiti State. They provide FBS and GAP training for cocoa and food crops. Additionally, they enhance linkages with promotion schemes and support emerging producer organisations that have formed after FBS training.

Agricultural Development Program Kano
The ADP Kano is in charge of public extension at Kano State. They provided FBS and GAP training for tomato production as part of NIRSAL co-financing to GIZ.

Agricultural Development Program Katsina
The ADP Katsina is in charge of public extension at Katsina State. They provided FBS and GAP training for cotton production as part of NIRSAL co-financing to GIZ.

Agricultural Development Program Ondo
The ADP Ondo is in charge of public extension at Ondo State. They provide FBS and GAP training for cocoa and food crops. Additionally, they enhance linkages with promotion schemes and support emerging producer organisations that have formed after FBS training.

Agricultural Development Program Osun
The ADP Osun is in charge of public extension at OsunState. They provide FBS and GAP training for cocoa and food crops. Additionally, they enhance linkages with promotion schemes and support emerging producer organisations that have formed after FBS training.

Association des CVECA et CECA du CENTRE (BSC hosted by 5 CVECA Téate, Tchamongo, Bivouna, Talba, Endiguili)
Village banks in the Central Region that host Business Service Centres and provide risk-reduced loans for inputs.

Blommer Outspan
http://www.blommer.com

Cameroon Credit Cooperatives Union League Ltd
http://www.camccul.org

Conseil du Café-Cacao
http://www.conseilcafecacao.ci

Conseil Interprofessionnel du Café et du Cacao - Cameroon
http://www.cicc.cm

Conseil Interprofessionnel du Café et du Cacao - Togo
https://fr-fr.facebook.com/interprofessioncafecacaotogo/

Crop Life Cote c´Ivoire
CropLife Côte d'Ivoire is the umbrella association of the agro-chemical industry in Côte d'Ivoire. As part of the collaboration with GIZ CropLife Côte d'Ivoire provides information on legally approved pesticides and inputs, enhances access to quality inputs and supports the Business Service Centre.

Délegation Regional du Ministère de l´Agriculture et du Développement Rural, Centre
http://www.minader.cm

Délegation Regional du Ministère de l´Agriculture et du Développement Rural, Littoral
http://www.minader.cm

Délegation Regional du Ministère de l´Agriculture et du Développement Rural, Sud
http://www.minader.cm

Délegation Regional du Ministère de l´Agriculture et du Développement Rural, Sud Ouest
http://www.minader.cm

Dioceses Ebolowa
The Diocese Ebolowa provides FBS Training as part of its own agricultural development programme.

Dioceses Obala
http://www.dioceseobala.net

Dioceses Sangmélima
The Diocese Sangmélima provides FBS Training as part of its own agricultural development programme.

Dizengoff Ghana
http://www.dizengoffgh.com

ECOM Agroindustrial Corp. Ltd
http://www.ecomtrading.com

European Union - Development Commission
https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/general_en

Fédération des Unions de Producteurs de Café-Cacao du Togo
The federation of cocoa and coffee smallholder unions in Togo represents 16 associations and 18 exporters. They provide FBS training as well as GAP training on cocoa and selected food products to their members. Equally, they offer technical business services such as GPS measurement, spraying and pruning.

Fidelity Bank Ghana
http://www.fidelitybank.com.gh

Ghana Cocoa Board
http://www.cocobod.gh

Institut de Conseil d´Appui Technique and Unité Technique de Café et de Cacao
ICAT and UTCC contribute to the adaption and delivery of FBS in Togo. They provide GAP training on cocoa and food products as well as FBS training.

Microfinance et Development
MIFED has developed a network of 72 village banks. They contributed to the development of the FBS concept and ist linkage to financial services. MIFED provides FBS training with 4 trainers.

Mondelez International
http://www.mondelezinternational.com

Mutuelle des Groupements des Producteurs et Café et de Cacao
This credit union provides financial services (savings, loans) to ist members, amongst them cocoa producers. In collaboration with GIZ, MGPCC has developed a financial product for cocoa production (input loan).

Nigeria Incentive-based Risksharing System for Agricultural Lending
https://www.nirsal.com/

Office National de Cacao et de Café


OLAM International
http://olamgroup.com/locations/west-central-africa/cote-divoire/

OLAM Nigeria
http://olamgroup.com/locations/west-central-africa/nigeria/

Rainforest Alliance
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org

Société de Transformation industrielle de Manioc de Sangmélima
The cassava processing company provides the smallholders with good quality cassava cuttings and guarantees to buy the produce at a guaranteed minimum price. Complementarily to this SOTRAMA provides FBS training as well as GAP training for cassava.

Solidaridad
http://www.solidaridadnetwork.org

Touton
http://www.touton.fr

Union des Coopératives d'Epargne et de Crédit de la Côte d'Ivoire
http://www.unacoopec.com

World Cocoa Foundation
http://www.worldcocoafoundation.org/

COMPACI - Cotton

African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation
http://www.actifafrica.com/

Agricultural Institute of Mozambique


Aid by Trade Foundation
http://www.cottonmadeinafrica.org/de/ueber-uns/die-stiftung

Alliance Ginneries
https://www.allianceginneriesltd.com/tanzania

Association des Producteurs de Coton Africains
http://www.aproca.net/

Birchand


Cargill
https://www.cargill.com/worldwide/zambia

Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement
http://www.cirad.fr/

Compagnie Ivoirienne de Coton
http://www.coic-sa.com/about.php

Confederation Nationale des Producteur de Coton du Cameroun


Cotton Association of Zambia
http://cotton.org.zm/

Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft
https://www.deginvest.de/Internationale-Finanzierung/DEG/

Ethiopian Cotton Producers, Ginners, and Exporters Association


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
http://www.fao.org

Gatsby Foundation
http://www.gatsby.org.uk/

Great Lakes Cotton Company
https://plexuscotton.wordpress.com/production-operations/

Internation Cotton Advisory Commitee
https://www.icac.org

MASARA N'ARZIKI
http://www.wienco.com/modules/caa/masara_index.html

NWK Agri-Services
http://nwkzambia.com/

Olam International


Parrogate Ginnery
https://www.parrogate.com/zambia-1

Plexus Mozambique
http://plexus-cotton.com/

Promotion of Agriculture in Benin (GIZ)
https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/18997.html

Seco Belongs to Olam
http://olamgroup.com/locations/west-central-africa/cote-divoire/

Société Cotonnière du Gourma dénommée
http://socoma.net/coton/

Société de développement du coton


Walmart Foundation
http://giving.walmart.com/

Western Uganda Cotton Company


Wienco
http://www.wienco.com/

CARI - Rice

Africa Rice Center
http://www.africarice.org/

AJIFA Rice & Agro Allied Processing Company Limited
Ajifa operates in 3 LGAs of Kogi State, Nigeria. They have been able to train about 5,040 farmers in FBS and GAP programs initiated by CARI with 85% of their farmers effectively practicing the GAP approach in the farming practice. Furthermore, they have been able to improve on the access to finance of its farmers.

Atafi Agro Merchandise Services Ltd.
Atafi Agro Merchandise Services Ltd. operate in Jigawa State. They have registered 444 Farmer-groups (of 30 farmers per group). They have effectively partaken in CARI farmer extension programmes like GAP/FBS trainings of over 15,000 farmers.

Babban Gona Farmer Services Nigeria Ltd.

Babban Gona operates in Kaduna State. They relate with their farmers in groups which ensures good cooperation practices and discourages side-selling of their produce.

http://www.babbangona.com/

BioSustain Tanzania Limited
Bio-sustain Tanzania Limited is a rice processing and trading company that has business relationship with 5,229 smallholder rice farmers in Ikungi district, Singida region, so as to have a guarantee of the supply of high quality rice, at a very competitive price, to consumers around the country. The business relationship is projected to increase the profitability of the smallholder farmers from the current € 455/ha to more than € 950/ha.

Christian Aid
http://www.christianaid.org.uk/whatwedo/africa/index.aspx

Christian Rural Aid Network
http://www.cran.org/desktop.html

Coopérative de transformation et de commercialisation de produits agricoles de la rizerie Wendyam de Bobo
The rice mill WendYam de Bobo (RWB), based in Bobo-Dioulasso, is a white rice processing unit known under the brand name "Horse Rice". The supply of RWB in paddy rice is based on the principles of contract farming with a network of more than 3000 producers in the Hauts-Bassins and Cascades regions. RWB submitted a project to CARI in order to be able to market white rice to the major urban centers. Through this project, RWB receives training in marketing, is accompanied in administrative and financial management, and supported in accessing finance, etc. The producers of Sindou, Douna, Nionfila, Fofara, Banzon and Sana, which are its suppliers, benefit from training on Good Agricultural Practices, Farmer Business School, crop diversification, etc. They also receive quality kits such as tarpaulins, moisture meters, threshers.

CropLife Ghana
https://croplife.org/case-study/croplife-ghana-starts-container-management-programme/

CropLife Nigeria
https://croplife.org/case-study/croplife-ghana-starts-container-management-programme/

Farmer Lane
Farmer Lane is located in the Central Region, an area not known for its rice cultivation but with a vast potential. Therefore, Farmer Lane is tasked with raising awareness about rice cultivation in communities known for its cocoa production. The company owns a rice mill, warehouses and mechanization equipment. It is progressively creating the expected change and developing the rice value chain in the area.

Fysso Ghana

FYSSO is based in Sogakope in the Volta Region where, under the CARI project, it hopes to work with 5,000 smallholder farmers. The farmers work in both rain-fed and irrigated fields which guarantees year round production. For FYSSO, this marks an opportunity for continued engagement with the farmers which it trains with the hope of increasing productivity and quality. FYSSO is deploying an innovative solution to major a challenge for farmers – access to finance. Through the Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) scheme, Farmer Based Organizations (FBO) are trained to created savings pools from which they can lend to each other to support their operations. There has been market success in this regard for FYSSO farmers. 

http://www.fyssoghana.org/

G2L Company Limited
G2L Limited is a medium sized rice processing company in Mbarali District with 60MT/day mill and warehousing capacity of 2,000MT and has established rice markets in Njombe, Mbeya and Dar es Salaam that are currently absorbing 2,200MT per year and this demand is rapidly expanding. Under CARI, G2L has built sustainable business linkages with 6,000 smallholder farmers to ensure consistent supplies of high quality paddy of up to 13,241MT and sunflower of upto 800MT by Sept 2017.

Green Sahel and Rural Development Initiative (GSARDI)
Green Sahel and Rural Development Initiative operates in 5 local council areas of Jigawa State, Nigeria. They have been able to register over 6,453 farmers and have done trainings for them on GAP, FBS, etc. Based on the large number of animals, their farmers have been trained on how to prepare compost by themselves.

Kebbi Agricultural & Rural Development Authority
Kebbi Agricultural & Rural Development Authority operates from Kebbi State covering 5 local government areas with LABANA as its Off-Taker. They have reached about 167 farmer groups of 30 persons per group and have trained them on GAP, FBS, etc. All their farmers have access to inputs provided by good service providers and can pay up after harvest.

Kilimo Trust
http://www.kilimotrust.org/

Kilombero Plantations Limited
Established in 2008, KPL is a 5,000 ha commercial farm. KPL’s core businesses are production, aggregation, processing and marketing of wholesale branded and packaged rice, as well as beans and maize under irrigation in the dry season. KPL under CARI project targets to maintain productivity of paddy (3.5MT/ha and above) produced by 2,000 smallholder farmers who have been trained on System for Rice Intensification (SRI) and other Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).

Kimolo Super Rice Company Limited


Mamboleo Farm Limited
Mamboleo Farm Ltd (MFL), is a medium scale nucleus farm of 408.2ha. The company is located at Ikwiriri in Rufiji district, Coastal Region of Tanzania. The company is currently utilizing 10% of its farm (41 ha) for rice production and 15% of installed capacity of the rice mill. MFL aims to bring together 5200 farmers and other rice value chain operators to meet an estimated demand of over 2,000MT of rice in the coastal region.

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
http://www.agriculture.gov.bf/

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
http://www.kilimo.go.tz/index.php/en

Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana


Musoma Food Company Limited (MFCL)
Musoma Food Company Limited (MFCL) is one of the leading suppliers of grain and cereal food products in the Lake Zone area (Shinyanga, Mwanza, Kagera and Mara regions). The Company’s main market segments are households, schools, retailers, wholesalers and cross-border traders from Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi. By engaging with CARI, the company envisions to grow its rice business from the current 6,500MT to over 20,000MT in the next 2 years.

Niger State Agriculture & Mechanisation Development Authority
Niger State Agriculture & Mechanisation Development Authority operates in Niger State with Popular Farms and Mills as their Off-Takers. They have been able to help advance small-holders farming in Niger State. Furthermore, they have been able to improve on the access to finance to ensure the farmers have all year round farming practices.

Niger State Rice Investment Consortium
Niger State Rice Investment Consortium operates from Niger State with Onyx Mills as their Off-Takers (but currently have merged to form a Cooperation Partners). They have the Anchor-Borrowers Scheme as a means to empower the farmers and help them access funds.

Okata Farms and Food Processing
Based in Volta Region, Okata Farms works with 3,000 smallholder farmers in a comprehensive program that seeks to address challenges in the entire rice value chain. Okata provides inputs and mechanization services as well as training and technical support. All farmers are enrolled in the GAPs and Business Skills training programs. They also receive training in Family Nutrition and Crop Diversification. Under the crop diversification program, the farmers are being trained on okra cultivation as an alternative to rice production in the offseason. The company pays strong attention to paddy aggregation, which it processes into forms such as biscuits, flour and however, Oka Rice, is it flagship product, and can be found the top retail shops in Ghana.

Popular Farms & Mills Ltd.
Popular Farms & Mills Ltd. are located in Kano State. It is an Off-Taker, providing services for NAMDA (Niger State Agriculture & Mechanisation Development Authority) farmers. As miller, it supports the CARI objective of adequate food availability and supports lives in the terms of job creation.

Raphael Group Limited


Rizerie Faso Malo DYAS
Located in Bama, 25 km from Bobo-Dioulasso, the Faso Malo Rice Factory (DYAS) sources its paddy rice from a network of over 4,500 producers for the production of its white NAFALA rice for large urban markets and semi-urban areas. Its suppliers are based in the Kou Valley in Bama, in the lowland of N'Dorola and in the surrounding villages of these two communes. In order to have a quality rice paddy, Faso Malo, in collaboration with CARI, provides capacity building activities for producers. These include training on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), harvesting and post-harvest aspects, crop diversification, contracting, and entrepreneurship through the Farmer Business School (FBS).

Rizerie Wend Konta
The rice mill Wend Konta is located in Bagré. Its supply of paddy rice is based on the principles of contract farming with about 3000 producers of the rice-growing area of Bagré. In order to be able to market high-quality white rice, the "RIZ NOONGO" rice, to major urban centers, and to guarantee the 8000 tons of paddy rice that it needs for its operation each year, the WEND KONTA rice factory of Bagré was able to convince CARI to support it for its project "Bagré white rice for Burkina". Thus, through this project, the producers of its network benefit from training in Good Agricultural Practices, crop diversification, Farmer Business School, cooperative management and so on. The staff of the company receives support in administrative and financial management, marketing support.

Savannah Agricultural & Trading Ltd.


SAVBAN Processing and Marketing Company Ltd.
The Savanna Marketing Company (SAVBAN) is an active participant in the rice value chain in the Northern Region of Ghana. The organization employs a joint commercial and socially driven approach to assists farmers and to develop them into viable agribusinesses. It operates in the districts Tamale Metro, Sagnarigu, Mion and East Gonja where it has successfully integrated over 4,000 farmers under the CARI program.

Syngenta Foundation for sustainable agriculture
https://www.syngentafoundation.org/

Syngenta Foundation Nigeria


Tanzania Rice Council
http://ricecounciltanzania.weebly.com/

TechnoServe Inc.
http://www.technoserve.org/

Union Nationale des Etuveuses de Riz du Burkina
The National Union of Rice Strippers in Burkina Faso is made up of 11 steaming centers distributed throughout the rice-producing areas of Burkina. It regroups more than 3000 rice steamers. The various steaming centers source from over 4000 rice producers in the Central, Hauts-Bassins, Cascades, Center-East, East, Central Plateau and Boucle du Mouhoun regions. The project with CARI allows UNERIZ to strengthen the capacities of its members through mass training on steaming techniques, credit management, contracting etc. The steamers also benefit from quality kits such as tarpaulins, moisture meters, ovens, pots, buckets, etc. Producers receive training on Good Agricultural Practices, the Farmer Business School and also the quality kits through their groups / cooperatives.

WACOT Limited

WACOT Ltd. operates in Kebbi State. They have been able to gainfully engage 38 farmer groups of 30 farmers per group and have trained them in GAP, FBS, etc. They have their farmers registered with insurance companies.

http://www.clicktgi.net/wacot

Walmart
https://www.walmart.com/

Wienco Ghana Ltd.
http://www.wienco.com/

Women Farmers Advancement Network

Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) operates in Kano State with 4 local government areas fully implemented. They are working on ensuring women are engaged in meaningful activities to help them cater for their homes and have more than 85% women in their structure and beneficiaries. WOFAN has been able to improve on the access to finance of its farmers through the Anchor-Borrowers Scheme.

http://www.wofan-ng.org

Worawora Rice Company Limited
Worawora rice mills produces one of the top rice brands in Ghana. The organization has been active since 2003, after it was acquired from state control to be privately run. It has been engaged with CARI since the program’s inception in 2014. Until today, Worawora has successfully enrolled 3,000 farmers who received training, input support and marketing services.

Yara International
http://yara.com/