Benin - Project to Support Food Production and Build Resilience in Alibori, Borgou and Collines Departments

Project Summary

Approval Date 07 Oct 2015
Signature Date 16 Nov 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 17,945,535.3
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Food Production Support and Resilience Building Project (PAPVIRE-ABC) covers the departments of Alibori, Borgou and Collines. The project targets communities that are economically, socially and environmentally fragile and disadvantaged, but with significant agricultural and fish farming potential, whose sustainable development will contribute to improving food and nutritional security, increasing the incomes of vulnerable small producers, reducing the impact of poverty on rural households and strengthening the resilience of populations, especially women and youth. With a total cost of US$27,131 million, including US$24 million funded by the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP), the project will be implemented over a five-year period through three components: (i) Support for rural infrastructure; (ii) Development of Agricultural Value Chains and Resilience; and (iii) Project Management.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the PAPVIRE-ABC is to contribute to the improvement of food and nutrition security and poverty reduction. The specific objective of the project is to sustainably boost food production in the departments of Alibori, Borgou and Collines, through improved productivity, resilience to climate change, sustainable management of agricultural natural resources, reduction of gender inequalities and increase in household incomes, especially the most vulnerable in the project area.


The project will directly benefit 50,000 people (40% women), including 25445 farmers. They will be supported by the project on average areas of 1.5 ha for maize, 0.5 ha for rice and 0.25 ha for market gardening. The other beneficiaries of the project are women processors, craftsmen, traders and service providers, representing a total population of direct and indirect beneficiaries estimated at 400,000 people. Particular attention will be paid to women (and more so to heads of households) and young people, who constitute the main vulnerable groups. They will benefit from 35% of the developed land and 60% of the actions related to the processing and marketing of products.

Participating Organization

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
Government Of Benin
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAEP)


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-AA0-007
Last Update 22 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Ibro MANOMI

Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
8.34 1.872 Commune of Bante
11.33966 2.45915 Commune of Banikoara
8.174 2.233 Commune of Glazoue
8.561 2.523 Commune of Ouesse
9.0349 2.5169 Commune of Tchaourou
10.83861 2.83611 Gogounou
10.36097 3.42087 Kalalè
11.93816 2.75703 Karimama
9.73027 2.45032 Ndali