Franchise model ignites entrepreneurship among women who process rice in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso the artisanal milling of edible rice is almost fully in the hands of about 16,000 women. To get the highest possible yield from the processed ‘paddy rice’, they mostly parboil the rice (‘riz étuvé). In 2014-2016 UDERD (the Departmental Union of Rice Milling Women) in Douna built a center for the processing of rice. This was possible thanks to the support offered by Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs among others. Representatives of UDERD have since taken over management of the center and handle the selling of the processed rice. These women have shown that they are indeed the backbone of economic growth.
 
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Searched budget € 90.400
NGO
Rikolto
Location
Burkina Faso (regio's Hauts Bassins en Cascades)
Project duration
2017 - 2018
Co-financing
JAFOWA Foundation
Project code
10003
Theme
Landbouw
Chain of parboiled rice in western part of Burkina Faso

PURPOSE

This project aims to encourage and develop entrepreneurship and the competitive edge of the women who mill the rice in the form of a franchise model.
 

BUDGET REQUESTED VIA ENTREPRENEURS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Donations requested
- 2019: € 32.050
- 2020: € 27.050
- 2021: € 31.300
 

SOCIAL IMPACT


Operationalization of the processing center sparks other questions, such as: “How do we unlock the entrepreneurial spirit in individual rice processors and rice growers?” The national union of rice millers in Burkina (UNERIZ) wants to use a new sustainable business model for this purpose which is adapted to the needs of the rice millers. The new business model will be developed in consultation with the women, the paddy rice farmers, credit institutions, buyers, Rikolto, etc. In 2018 the business model will be tested in practice with 10 rice millers.
 

KEY WORDS


- Rice
- Female entrepreneurs
- Cooperation
- Environment