New West African rice market opportunity briefings papers

A series of six fact sheets detailing market opportunities in rice are now available. Commissioned by Grow Africa, the fact sheets cover; an overview of rice production and consumption; current organisation of the rice value chain and; opportunities for value addition. The fact sheets focus on West Africa, covering Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Senegal. There is an additional fact sheet covering ECOWAS countries. The fact sheets were commissioned as part of a broader initiative by Grow Africa to co-ordinate existing activities around the rice value chain, and increase multi-stakeholder dialogue with a view to supporting the establishment of national, and regional West African rice platforms.