CARI Project I
CARI was commissioned to significantly improve the livelihood of smallholder rice farmers by increasing the competitiveness of domestic rice supply and to meet increasing regional demands.
CARI is based on a value chain approach. The principal aim is to improve coordination, to create better linkages among rice value chain actors, and as a result, increase the expected economic returns for all stakeholders. MFCL is one of the Matching Fund Partners of CARI I which started 2013-2017.
A lot of achievements at MFCL were remarkably noted such as improved in productivity and quality of paddy rice based on sustainable and competitive; improved access to financial services for all value actors along the chain, established value chain linkages (increased efficiency of local rice sourcing, processing and marketing through structured value chain) and
improved framework for rice value chain. As of now, MFCL works with 5,521 smallholder rice farmers.