Food Smart Cities @ Rikolto
How to provide affordable quality food in booming cities? City policies can offer opportunities for farmers and push food production and consumption towards more sustainability.
Last update (19/04/2019):
Hydroponics in Honduras: less risk, more food safety
East Africa Food Trade project
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 (18/04/2019):
Farmers have been earning 8 million dollars in the past two years
Premium quality rice for urban consumers in Indonesia and beyond
The booming demand for healthy and organic rice is an excellent opportunity for Javanese rice farmers.
Last update (11/04/2019):
Central Java As The Hub of Sustainable Rice Production in Indonesia
Rikolto’s Rice Cluster: Pushing for sustainable rice sector transformation
Through pilot projects with farmer organisations, Rikolto tests innovative practices and builds evidence to help answer crucial questions in the rice sector.
Last update (04/04/2019):
Making African rice competitive with Asian rice
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 (18/03/2019):
Intervention Framework Review Workshop & Updates on 2019 Action Plan
Supporting Tanzania and Uganda to have strong, competitive, sustainable rice markets
Significant opportunities remain for rice farmers and future investments must enable smallholders and processors to invest in their businesses and acquire new skills.
Congolese rice farmers conquer the local market
Eight rice cooperatives in the Ruzizi valley join forces and win the hearts of beer and rice fans.
Last update (21/02/2019):
Radioscopy of the irrigated rice sector in South Kivu
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.
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 (23/03/2018):
DGD visits Rikolto's partners in Burkina Faso