Strengthening Local Value Chains

OC Global provides comprehensive support to strengthen the value chain of locally produced rice

OC Global provides comprehensive consulting services for strengthening the domestic rice value chain targeting the Boke region in western Guinea.

OC Global is working together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Guinea in surveying the value chain structure, planning and implementing pilot projects, and strengthening of the agriculture extension system. The pilot projects cover a wide range of activities including enhancement of production quality/quantity, postharvest processing, commercial branding, and sales trials, in order to verify what activities are truly effective to improve the value chain.

Moreover, a profound feature of the pilot projects is that it supports multiple sales trials to obtain continuous feedback on what should be further improved to enhance the sales of rice and rice products. Technical transfer is also promoted through this process, by gradually handing over the tasks to Government staff.

Pilot projects are now ongoing to verify necessary interventions for improving the domestic rice value chain. The findings from the pilot projects will be further analyzed, in order to develop an Action Plan and Approach Guideline for promoting domestic rice.

Official Title
Project Type
Technical Cooperation
Project Period

2021 – Present

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The project contributes to “Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” by increasing the amount of domestically produced rice in the Republic of Guinea and reducing the rate of dependency on imported rice.

This project aims not only to strengthen capacities, but also to improve the quality and increase the volume of local rice production, while promoting a substantial increase in sales income for targeted Farmers' Organizations.
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of the Republic of Guinea