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Strengthening the Rice Sector in East Africa for Improved Productivity and Competitiveness of Domestic Rice

The overall goal of the project is to enhance food security and poverty reduction through improved productivity, market access and functional linkages in the rice value chains in East Africa.

The direct beneficiaries will include 3,000 farmers (18,000 beneficiaries in total in the three countries; 2,000 in Madagascar and 500 each in Kenya and Uganda who cultivate less than 2 ha of land), national agricultural research system (NARS) staff, seed producers, extension services and rice processors. Of the total beneficiaries, about 40 per cent will be women and 20 per cent youth aged between 15 and 35 years.

Status: Ongoing

Approval Date

08 December 2018

Recipient

Africa Rice Center

Duration

2018 - 2021

Total Cost

US$ 2 million

IFAD Grant Amount

US$ 1.5 million

Grant ID

2000002009


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