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Coalition for African Rice Development (CARD) is a consultative group of bilateral and multilateral donors and African/international institutions, namely AGRA, AfricaRice, AfDB, FAO, FARA, IFAD, IRRI, JICA, JIRCAS, NEPAD and WB.

With the aim of doubling the rice production in ten years from 14 million tons in 2008, thereby closing the demand-supply gap and contributing to the food security as well as poverty reduction in the continent, the CARD Initiative tries to promote more dialogues among partners interested in the rice development in Africa so that their interventions improve both in quantity (resources allocated) and quality (more coordination). 

CARD was launched by the initiatives of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at the margin of the Fourth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD IV) in May 2008.  


·         CARD initiative (May 2008) (EnglishPDF/239KB) (French: PDF/237KB)

·         CARD Brochure (July 2016) (English: PDF/1.6MB)(French: PDF/1.3MB)

·         Achievements for first 5 years (June 2013) (English: PDF/757KB) (French: PDF/759KB)

·         CARD Newsletter (April 2018) (English: PDF/767KB)

·         CARD Final Review Assessment (March 2018) (English: PDF/9.0MB)


For the trend of rice production in Sub-Saharan Africa and rice-related data for each CARD member country, PLEASE CLICK HERE for the details.