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Benin Selected projects


18/01/2017 - Il est dit au Bénin que la Vallée de Wémè (francisé Ouémé) est classée deuxième vallée la plus riche au monde après le Nil en Egypte. C’est assurément une vallée très fertile, dotée d’un important potentiel agricole qui s’élève à plus 70.000 ha, mais moins de 30% de cette superficie est actuellement exploitée. Dans la continuité de ses efforts pour réduire la pauvreté et améliorer la sécurité alimentaire au Bénin, la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a lancé, en 2014, le Projet d’Appui aux infrastructures agricoles dans la Vallée de l’Ouémé (PAIA-VO) qui vise à accroître la productivité et à mettre en valeur les terres agricoles situées dans la vallée.

Categories: Benin, Agriculture & Agro-industries


03/05/2016 - Every year, Africa imports one third of global rice production, with West Africa alone importing nearly 20% (5.2 million tonnes). By 2020, if domestic production continues to be outstripped by growing demand, Africa will need an extra 17 million tonnes of husked rice, costing several billion in already rare foreign exchange. Any increase in the price of rice on the international market will have a negative impact on food security, particularly for poor households.

Categories: Benin, Nigeria, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Guinea, Gambia, Agriculture & Agro-industries


28/03/2012 - Aquatic plant proliferation is an environmental scourge. These weeds invade waterways and irrigation channels, impeding their economic operation. Fishermen have suffered rising costs, and farmers have to spend more time cleaning their irrigation canals, resulting in lost production and productivity.

Categories: Benin, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Climate Change, Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Initiative, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Environment, Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Initiative


01/04/2010 - Given the shortage of health research, health personnel and health services, particularly in rural areas, the Government of the Republic of Benin sought to create a public health institute in Benin with support from the World Health Organization.

Categories: Benin, Human Capital Development, Education, Health