The overall component objective is to increase the farmers´ knowledge and competencies in rice cultivation to produce higher quantities (yield) and better quality (value) leading to enhanced farmers’ incomes and food security. Furthermore, market linkages will be strengthened along the rice value chain.
The achievement of the objective will be measured using the following indicators:
- The youth has improved their knowledge in sustainable rice cultivation and communities are aware of business opportunities in the rice sector;
- 7,500 farmers have increased their profit derived from rice farming by at least 10% within four years;
- Market linkages are established and strengthened among various actors along the rice supply chain through a partnership farming approach engaging rice millers and traders as partners of the project.