|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|
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.
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.
African Development Fund
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAEP)
|Last Update||28 May 2020|
|6.71182 2.49399||Commune of Adjohoun|
|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|