Benin - Fire Wood Project - Phase II (PBF II)

Project Summary

Approval Date 31 Oct 2001
Signature Date 21 Dec 2001
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2011
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 8,339,378.82
Status Completion

Project General Description

The second phase II of the Fire Wood Project (PBF-II) is part of the Government's development policy, one of whose fundamental objectives is the protection of the environment. It lays emphasis on an ecologically sustainable exploitation of timber resources and reafforestation. The project will contribute to supplying the country's urban centres with sustainable and varied domestic energy. It is fully in sync with the objectives of Benin's 1998 - 2002 Orientation Plan with regard to sylviculture since it will share in: (i) developing forestry products; (ii) defining a forestry management programme for wood supply; (iii) preparing participatory development plans for enhanced forestry resources management; and (iv) promoting SMEs in the wood sub-sector. The project components include: A) development of sustainable production; B) promotion of alternative energy sources and energy economy; C) accommodating measures; and D) project management.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of the project is to reduce poverty through sustainable forestry resources management. The project objective is to improve the supply/demand of fuel wood and promote alternative energy sources.


Project beneficiaries belong to several social categories and are active in all fields of endeavour in the fuel wood sub-sector. The project targets the following beneficiaries: (i) forestry operators (lumberjacks, charcoal makers); (ii) rural dwellers and private plantation owners; (iii) sub-sector professionals (timber, stove and alternative source sellers, transporters); (iv) forestry administration; (v) consumers; (vi) rural women and women fuel wood sellers. Each profession is organized into cooperatives that can play an active role in the project.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Benin


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-AA0-002
Last Update 30 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name GBELI Léandre

Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
6.856 2.181 Commune of Toffo
6.46 2.26 Ouédo
6.39 2.21 Pahou
6.91667 2.16667 Lama