Benin - Community Forest Management Support Project - Phase II (PAGEFCOM-II)

Project Summary

Approval Date 30 Mar 2017
Signature Date 10 Apr 2017
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31220
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 5,631,927.43
Status Implementation

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government of Benin


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-AAD-004
Last Update 02 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name KABORE Youssouf

Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
9.75 2.75 Borgou Department
8.0 2.16667 Collines Department
7.25 2.16667 Département du Zou
9.33333 1.78333 Donga
9.01667 1.66667 Bassila
7.188 1.973 Commune of Abomey
6.508 2.325 Commune of Abomey-Calavi
8.34 1.872 Commune of Bante
7.163 2.094 Commune of Bohicon
7.345 2.273 Commune of Cove