Benin - Ouémé Valley Agricultural Infrastructure Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Oct 2013
Signature Date 25 Nov 2013
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 40,305,695.83
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Ouémé Valley Agricultural Infrastructure Support Project (PAIAVO) is the fruit of a participatory approach involving all stakeholders, particularly farmers’ organizations, municipal councils and decentralized technical services. Consultations with these stakeholders helped to conduct a thorough overview of the prevailing situation and to identify agricultural development needs and the most suitable project implementation arrangements. Largely, the design of PAIA-VO also took into account lessons learned from implementing Bank projects in Benin and in the sub-region as well as operations financed by other development partners by taking advantage of past experiences while building synergies and complementarities. Given the strategic orientations of the country and the Bank, project design focused on: (i) food and nutrition security; (ii) development of value chains; (iii) youth employment; and (iv) climate change. The project has three main components, namely: (1) Structuring Agricultural Infrastructure Development; (2) Development of Value Chains; and (3) Project Management.

Project Objectives

The project’s sector objective is to contribute to food and nutrition security, and to strong and inclusive economic growth in Benin. The specific objective is to contribute to a sustainable increase in agricultural productivity and production by promoting growth subsectors in the Ouémé Valley.


The beneficiaries of the project are the populations of the project area, which spans 4 770 square kilometres, has a population of over 1.4 million. Traditional and family farming face various problems, particularly lack of land development and drainage in the valley, difficulties in procuring inputs, inadequate tillage and post-harvest equipment, isolation of production zones, etc. Women are involved in all rural agricultural activities and participate actively in farm work (harvesting, straw collection, storage, etc.), product processing and marketing.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAEP)


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-AA0-005
Last Update 28 May 2020


Contact Details

Name MANOMI Ibro

Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
7.22097 2.38335 Zagnanado
6.58333 2.68333 Kétou
6.71182 2.49399 Commune of Adjohoun
6.86938 2.47934 Bonou
6.58039 2.49927 Dangbo
7.345 2.273 Commune of Cove
7.068 2.468 Commune of Ouinhi
7.254 2.392 Commune of Zangnanado
7.018 2.183 Commune of Zogbodome
6.48047 2.62129 Porto-novo