According to trade statistics, rice consumption in Côte d’Ivoire is around 70 kilograms per capita per year (i.e., nearly 600,000 tons of local paddy and imported and locally husked rice)*. Source - commodafrica.com
Despite these potential local consumption needs, rice cultivation in Côte d'Ivoire faces enormous production and processing difficulties. Low yields due to the non-use of improved inputs, disparities in access to means of production, and the low processing capacity of existing units are the main constraints.
In order to contribute to the improvement of local rice production, 2SCALE has facilitated the introduction of several innovative agricultural technologies within its syndicated rice partnership composed of four Ivorian SMEs involved in the processing and marketing of rice and its by-products. These are Katio Akpa in Katiola, Espoir Riz du Cavally in Guiglo, Locagri in Agboville and Capi in Daloa.
In line with its approach, 2SCALE connects the value-chain actors included in its partnerships to innovative agricultural service and solution providers. In the context of green innovations, whether it is improved seeds, fertilizers, crop protection products or other proven agricultural technologies, many solutions have been introduced within our rice partnership in Côte d'Ivoire to improve productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers, including digital solutions. AFRICA RICE, CNRA, BAYER, SYNGENTA, CIDT and UPL-CALLIVOIRE are some of the innovative organizations that have been linked to the partnership to transform agricultural operations in the different rice producing basins.