Benin - Milk and Meat Sub-Sector Development and Livestock Enterprise Promotion Support Project (PRODEFILAV-PEL)

Project Summary

Approval Date 02 Dec 2021
Signature Date 23 Feb 2022
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2027
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31163
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 20,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed intervention involves a UA 20 million ADF financing comprising a UA 10.62 million loan and a UA 9.38 million grant to the Republic of Benin to finance the Milk and Meat Sub-sector Development and Livestock Enterprise Promotion Support Project (PRODEFILAV-PEL). The project will be implemented over a five-year period, from 2022 to 2026. It will prioritize climate-resilient and low-carbon solutions as well as the implementation of innovative financing mechanisms to involve the private sector in the creation and promotion of modern livestock enterprises. PRODEFILAV-PEL will provide livestock enterprises with: (i) easy access to financing and markets; (ii) easy access to best stockbreeding practices and innovative business models; and (iii) an enabling environment for job creation. The project will support young entrepreneurs in designing sound business strategies, thus helping to improve the productivity of milk and meat value chains. It will also contribute to implementing Benin’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Climate Agreement. It is one of the priority projects designed to support the implementation of the country’s revised NDCs.

Project Objectives

The project development goal is to improve the productivity and profitability of the milk and meat sub-sectors in a sustainable and climate-smart manner in its impact area. To achieve this goal, the project aims in the short term to: (i) improve access to quality factors of production; and (ii) improve access to production development equipment and infrastructure. To achieve these specific objectives, the project will seek to remove the main constraints on the development of the milk and meat sub-sectors.


The direct beneficiaries are: (i) agro-pastoralists; (ii) livestock traders; (iii) processors (butchers and women milk processors); and (iv) professional sub-sector organizations at the municipal, county and national levels. The project indirect beneficiaries will be the people who will consume the final products and benefit from sensitization on best nutritional practices, as well as the actors involved or associated at various levels. These are mainly the Territorial Agricultural Development Agency (ATDA) 2 and 4, the 12 Divisional Directorates of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (DDAEPs), the Directorate of Livestock (DE), the Directorate of Rural Legislation, Professional Organization and Agricultural Entrepreneurship Support (DLROPEA), the Directorate of Agricultural Extension, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training (DCAI FE), the Benin Food Safety Agency (ABSSA), the Central Food Safety Control Laboratory (LCSSA), Facultie s of Agronomy and Schools of Agriculture, the National Agricultural Development Fund, decentralized financial services (DFS) and trained health workers. The project will benefit 66 640 people (7 people/farming household) directly and about 1 409 515 rural dwellers indirectly.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-AAE-006
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name MANOMI Ibro

Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
9.33716 2.63031 Parakou
9.01667 1.66667 Bassila
9.643 1.896 Commune of Djougou
9.73027 2.45032 Ndali
9.95336 3.15601 Nikki
9.0349 2.5169 Commune of Tchaourou
10.36097 3.42087 Kalalè
10.22746 2.00192 Péhonko
10.82578 2.10479 Kérou
10.83861 2.83611 Gogounou