Ensuring food security by enhancing rice value-chain Benin (PARCR)
Aim: This project “Ensuring Sustainable and Sustained Food Security by Enhancing local parboiled rice value-Chain Competitiveness in Gogounou and Banikoara areas in Benin (PARCR)” aims to develop an adapted model of rice intensification, promoting the best rice-processing practices at local level and developing collective marketing mechanisms for the processed rice in Benin.
Objective: To develop a national partnership on novative practices promoting local rice that contribute to ensuring a market-oriented food security.
Method: A participatory research-action approach in which researchers, extensionists, development organisations and operators of the sector will pool their knowledge to stimulate innovations for the production of sustainable food.
Dutch policy goals: Increased sustainable agricultural production; Improved access to better nutrition; More efficient markets; and A better business climate.
Duration: April 2015 – April 2018