Competitive African Rice Initiative

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The Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) is a matching fund grant project supported by the German Cooperation, the Bill and Melinda Gate foundation and Wal-Mart foundation with Technoserve as the implementing agency. The Christian Rural Aid Network (CRAN) is one of the recipient organisations of the project. The project among all things seeks to enhance the level of production and productivity of local rice producers who are largely women in the Volta region. It also seeks to enhance the quality of rice produced in the country. The project also seeks to enhance the livelihoods of the women rice farmers by introducing beneficiary farmers to enterprise diversification and good eating habits. The project is being implemented in a number of Districts across Ghana, with the Volta region as one of the implementing regions, the project is being implemented in four districts and Municipal assemblies in partnership with other civil society organisations (CSOs). These includes Hohoe Municipality Afajato South, Kpando and the North Dayi in the volta region. Christian Rural Aid Network is of such NGOs partnering with Technoserve in the implementation of the project in the region. Christian rural aid Networks core mandate in the implementation of the competitive African Rice Initiative project in the Volta region is to ensure the smooth implementation of the CARI project in the following districts in the region, Hohoe municipality, Afajato South, Kpando and North Dayi disticts.