Sustainability as the key to strong and competitive rice markets in Tanzania and Uganda
Significant business opportunities remain for rice farmers. Future investments must enable smallholder farmers and processors to build their businesses in a sustainable way and to acquire new skills.
Last update (25/01/2021):
Finding new ways to promote sustainable rice cultivation in covid-19 times
Transforming Northern Uganda into a regional food basket
Empowering smallholder farmers of rice, cassava and soybean to transform Northern Uganda into a food basket for Uganda and its neighbouring countries.
Last update (22/01/2021):
Tender: Designing and printing of training materials in Uganda
Rice farmers in Iringa step up their climate smart agriculture game
Climate change is a challenge for farmers around the world. This is no different for rice farmers in Iringa, Tanzania. Climate smart agriculture is the future; it is sustainable and profitable.
Producing quality rice for Burkina Faso's markets
Rice farmers and rice mills in the Centre-East region of Burkina Faso take up the challenge of maximising their production potential to offer better quality rice on the local market.
Last update (10/12/2020):
The rice mills bringing quality rice to Burkinabe consumers
Promoting sustainable and inclusive rice value chain in Indonesia
Empowering Javanese smallholder rice farmers to improve their businesses through sustainable rice cultivation.
Last update (17/11/2020):
Central Java Premium Rice Consortium meets the Central Java Governor
Sustainable and inclusive rice in Vietnam
Working together with farmer organisations, authorities and businesses to mainstream inclusive business practices for sustainable rice across the Vietnamese rice sector.
Last update (13/11/2020):
Rice production in Dong Thap: Towards sustainable agriculture
Promoting the future of Benin’s rice
Local supply does not cover the needs of Benin’s population, and half of the rice on the urban markets comes from abroad.
Last update (26/06/2020):
Sustainable rice cultivation in the Collines area of Benin
East Africa Food Trade project - Completed
Smallholders produce around 80-90% of maize, rice and other staples in East Africa, many are net buyers of staples, with less than a third selling their produce. Through the establishment of Village Stores, organising collective sales and other initiatives, market access of the farmers improved significantly.
Last update (28/05/2020):
Farmers have been earning 8 million dollars in the past two years
Burkinabe women design an innovative, sustainable business model
Franchising allows them to improve the quality of home-parboiled rice, and sell it at a higher price
Last update (04/05/2020):
DGD visits Rikolto's partners in Burkina Faso