growing Rice

A clear pathway to self-reliance

According to a 2013 World Bank report, a trillion-dollar food market can be achieve by 2030 in Africa, if African farmers obtain increased access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow food.    

Africa holds almost 50 percent of the world’s uncultivated land which is suited for growing food crops, comprising as many as 450 million hectares that are not forested, protected, or densely populated. Africa uses less than 2 percent of its renewable water sources, compared to a world average of five percent. Its harvests routinely yield far less than their potential and, for mainstay food crops such as maize the yield gap is as wide as 60 to 80 percent. Post-harvest losses run 15 to 20 percent for cereals and are higher for perishable products due to poor storage and other farm infrastructure.

Our select region sits on one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. 


Lake Volta, Ghana is the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area. It is also the 4th largest in terms of volume. The Volta Lake was formed as a result of the construction of the Akosombo Dam when the Volta River was dammed to produce hydroelectric power for Ghana.


The size of Lake Volta spans 4 distinct regions in Ghana namely the Volta, Eastern, Brong-Ahafo and Northern Regions. The Lake Volta alone covers about 3.6 % of Ghana’s land space. It is an area of about 8,502 square kilometres and extends in length to over 400 kilometres 

Cultivating Rice in The Volta Region



The BCB Social Enterprise Incubator aims to support innovative and creative local entrepreneurs --a majority who are farmers-- to generate ideas that can be scaled to generate income and raise the community out of poverty.  The idea being currently developed as the focus of our incubator component due to country and region we are working, is RICE.  BCB’s incubator agenda will focus on aiding and assisting village communities to organize, secure the resources and tools they need to achieve this goal.

Agribusinesses - 


fighting TO survivE

Patience could only crawl along the floor by dragging her legs and pulling herself along with her hands.          Learn More​

The dream of Sustainable rural communities in West Africa