Feeding cities through rural agriculture
Feeding cities from the qualitative and quantitative improvement of family farming of local rice producers.
Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)
Feeding cities through the qualitative and quatitative improvement of family farming by providing organizational capacity building, technical, training and support of local rice producers so that they can produce more. Especially by supporting them with seeds of certified improved varieties of rice.
Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)
Local rice producers,
peasant women's groups
young grain farmers
How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)
In the face of climate change, faced with the disparity of rainfall, faced with the reduction of land in energy resources, nutritional crops. Our research has allowed us to support local rice farmers with improved and certified Rice Variety Seeds.
Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)
Pilot: I have started to implement the idea as a whole with a first set of real users.
Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)
GRACE AGRICOLE COTE D'IVOIRE is a company specialized in the research and development of agricultural solutions to boost the production of local farmers
Organization Filing Status
Yes, we are a registered company.
In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.
One day in my agricultural research I go to one of the biggest rice-producing village in western Côte d'Ivoire. And here the producers put a pertinent question. they say this "Despite the fertilization of land, the rational application of angrais, the rate of return of their production has never reached more than 40%?" It is these questions that have allowed us to discover that Seeds of Improved Rice Varieties accounted for more than 80% of rice success.
Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).
Developing prosperity is an essential link in the world and, above all, from the creation and development of farmers' incomes.
Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)
We have 3 technical partners
National Agency for Rural Agricultural Development (ANADER)
The Scientific Laboratory of Analyzes of Agricultural Results
The Agency of Supervision and Agricultural Training
Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)
- Increase in the rate of return of rice farmers from 40 to 85%
- Increase of their quarterly revenues by more than 65%
- Bring 100% quality rice to consumers
How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)
Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)