Expression of Interest (EOI) at the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI)

The Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) invites Private Sector Organizations / Partners to indicate interest by submitting EOI documents for the following works:

The Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) was launched in 2013. We, at CARI, support small-scale climate-friendly rice production, and advocate for cooperation on equal terms, between our target groups and the private sector.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Expression of Interest (EOI) & Short Concept – Market Oriented Value Chains for Jobs and Growth in the ECOWAS Region (MOVE-CARI)


MOVE-CARI wishes to announce a call for proposals for support through its Matching Fund. The Matching Fund is a co-funding mechanism for engaging private sector partners to co-invest in activities that strengthen the rice value chains in West Africa. Partners from Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone are invited to apply, either individually or as part of a consortium. Please see the Matching Fund Application Guidelines for more details on what support is available, who is eligible and the application process.

Private sector organizations from the rice value chain can apply for support (though public sector organizations and non-governmental organizations may apply as part of a consortium) and should have a strong interest in increasing the income of rice farmers through:

  • Increased productivity and quality of paddy rice and complementary crops;
  • Increased efficiency of local rice sourcing, processing, and marketing: and
  • Improved commercialization of rice and its by-products.

N/B: Please note that this is a multi-stage application process and proposals will be reviewed at the same time. Initially, all applicants are required to submit a short proposal and, for those applying as part of a consortium, a letter of intent signed by all members of the consortium. Please find the announcement, application guidelines, templates for the short proposal and letter of intent under the downloads tab on our website at

Application Closing Date
3rd June, 2022.

Submission of Documents

Applicants should submit these documents via email to: [email protected]

Please Note

  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for support from the Matching Fund.
  • If you have any questions regarding the Matching Fund or the application process, please reach out to the MOVE-CARI team directly via: [email protected]