|Approval Date||30 Mar 2017|
|Signature Date||10 Apr 2017|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2022|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31220|
The Community Forest Management Support Project – Phase II (PAGEFCOM-II) covers the Atlantique, Zou, Collines, Borgou and Donga Départements (Districts). Three (3) of these Districts, namely Atlantique, Zou and Collines, already benefited from support during Phase I. The two others (Borgou and Donga) are contiguous to the first three and form Benin’s green belt. Since they mark the transition between the country’s arid and wet zones, the ecosystems here are fragile. Phase I of the project did not cover the entire green belt because of challenges related to available resources. This second phase will help to consolidate what was achieved in terms of forest cover and management infrastructure as well as complete the mechanism for stabilizing forest ecosystems in Benin. It will promote the value chains of green economy products (smart agriculture, non-timber forest products, ecotourism products, fishery products, natural resource development, payment of environmental services, etc.). The project’s total cost of UA 8.39 million (USD 11.19 million). Its implementation will span five years through three components: (i) Support for natural resource management; (ii) Development of green economy value chains; and (iii) Project management.
The global objective of PAGEFCOM-II is to help improve food and nutritional security, and reduce poverty through the development and rational management of natural resources. The project’s specific objective is to put in place tools and mechanisms for the rational management of natural resources.
The project will directly benefit over 180,000 people, 50.86% of them women, and indirectly 427,000 people living in the target area.
African Development Fund
Government of Benin
GOUVERNEMENT DE LA REPUBLIQUE DU BENIN MINISTERE DES FINANCES
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|