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OWN RICE IS TOP PRIORITY FOR GUINEA

An African country does not want to have to live by the volatile world market for its main food crop.  For this reason alone Guinean rice farmers deserve every support in their competition against rice from Thailand and Vietnam. Both production volume and quality need to be raised as soon as possible.

Step 1: We increase the production yield

Rice farmers in Guinea have little or no access to mechanisation. That is why we train small scale rice farmers to work the land with a pair of oxen. This allows them to increase their production and thus harvest more rice.

Step 2: We support rice processing at farmers' organisations

Manually peeling grains of rice is painstaking work. Rice milling machines are a better alternative to get good and edible rice but the price tag is very high. Trias helps farmers' organisations draw up a business plan and apply for a credit. This allows them to purchase such an expensive rice milling machine.

Step 3: We improve the precook techniques for women

The preparation of precooked rice takes up a lot of time and requires a great deal of wood. Improved furnaces reduce the working hours, the physical effort and the environmental impact. It gives women more time for other activities and enables them to sell parboiled rice on the market.

Many thanks for your support to the Guinean rice farmers!

Support us, as a private individual

By making a one-off donation you support the self-development of rice farmers in Guinea.

Support us, as an organisation

We would be delighted to develop a customised support package for businesses or other organisations that would like to help small rice farmers in Guinea move forward. Give Koen Brebels a call on +32 (0)2 548 01 26.

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