Chaca Rice Processing Initiative
Supporting healthy eating, local farming communities and the environment.
The Chaca Rice Processing Initiative uses state of the art processing techniques to process grade brown/ white rice and rice by-products. Chaca is focused on creating a market for small scale rice farmers while creating revenue streams from its zero-waste processing approach.
They produce rice husk charcoal for rural and urban consumers, thereby reducing the indiscriminate cutting of trees, rice bran oil which is a healthy food alternative and rice bran cake and broken rice to feed small livestock. They are engaging and training local farmers and youth in climate change responsive agriculture practices land restoration initiatives.
Private Enterprise Programme Zambia have been financing business consultancy and supporting Chaca’s business establishment.
JESTC Business Consultants has been working with Chaca Rice Processing Initiative in providing them with practical hands-on business mentorship since March 2018.
Misamfu Regional Research Centre, working with Chaca in out-grower training, providing improved rice varieties and agronomic rice production techniques.
The SEED Africa Awards 2019 in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation Awards 2019 in South Africa are sponsored by the Government of Flanders.