Benin - Communal Forests Management Support Project (PAGEFCOM)

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Jul 2005
Signature Date 25 Jul 2005
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2014
Last Disbursement Planned Date 29 Dec 2014
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31220
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 27,927,255.72
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Communal forests Management Support Project (PAGEFCOM) falls within the framework of the country’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and the decentralization process. It aims primarily at helping the Communes in the development and concerted management of the forests in their respective areas. The Project will be based on the Ecological and Forestry Information System (SIEF) conducted within the framework of the Fuelwood Project II (PBF-II). It focuses on the protection and regeneration of floristic and wildlife resources as well as urgent measures in the area of community infrastructure and control of soil degradation in the villages surrounding forests within the Project area. Hence, within the context of decentralization, the Project will provide local authorities (Divisional Offices, Communes, DAGRN and CeRPA) with the necessary information (maps, data banks, etc.) for an efficient management of the environment and effective development at grassroots level. This Project is therefore a logical follow-up to the activities of the PAMF which tested and popularized the local SIEF and to the PBF-II which adopted it for the national forest inventory. Its specificity lies in the empowerment of the Communes in their capacity as contracting authority for the plantation with a view to the sustainable management and tapping of forest resources. The two main thrusts of the Project activities will be : (i) protection and development of natural forest resources; and (ii) the creation of short-term profitable economic forest resources.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the Project is to contribute towards poverty reduction. Its specific objective is to contribute to the sustainable management of forest resources and to the improvement of the population’s incomes and living conditions.


The Project will benefit about 1 937 560 inhabitants of the intervention area, including about 650 000 directly, of whom nearly 360 000 are women.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government of Benin
Government Of Benin


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-AAD-003
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Léandre GBELI

Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
7.188 1.973 Commune of Abomey
6.508 2.325 Commune of Abomey-Calavi
8.34 1.872 Commune of Bante
7.345 2.273 Commune of Cove
7.431 1.938 Commune of Djidja
8.174 2.233 Commune of Glazoue
6.461 2.021 Commune of Kpomasse
7.862 1.849 Commune of Savalou
7.959 2.567 Commune of Save
6.538 2.143 Commune of Tori-Bossito