|Title:||Nigeria, IFAD-funded Value Chain Development Programme Phase II, November 2019|
Aishetu Idris is the treasurer of the the thriving Tuduu Wada Rice Processors Women’s Cooperative. A widow and mother of 12 children, Aishetu’s life has been transformed since she became a part of the cooperative. Thanks to the IFAD-supported Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), Aishetu, and women like her, is now able to provide education, safe accommodation and nutritious food her family.
In November of 2017, the VCDP provided the women with mechanized processing equipment. VCDP introduced innovative “false bottom” parboiling technology and mechanical de-stoners to help rice processors like Asebe boost the quality, competitiveness and market value of their rice. The new technology has enabled the women to work more efficiently and increase their daily production from one ton per day up to ten, twenty, even thirty tons. The cooperative is helping to meet Nigeria’s growing appetite for nice by providing quality, nutritious parboiled white rice. Business is so good that the women are using profits to expand their facility with additional milling houses and machinery, proving that the project is already sustainable.
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