|Approval Date||06 Dec 2001|
|Signature Date||20 Feb 2002|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Sep 2011|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Mar 2012|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31320|
The present program of support for the participatory development of artisanal fisheries (PADPPA) was initiated because of the willingness of the Government of Benin and the African Development Bank to provide a rapid response to the problems of over exploitation of fisheries resources. This problem has reduced the purchasing power of the fishermen who operate in the water plans of southern Benin and the PADPPA should propose measures to convert fishermen to other income-generating activities (agriculture, fish farming and others small trades). In addition, the program should contribute to the strengthening of national skills in supervision, extension and monitoring of fishing and fish farming activities in order to ensure the adoption of technical and technological innovations for the sustainable development of the two sub-sectors. The PDPAP's main activities comprises four (04) components, namely: (i) institutional capacity building; (ii) rehabilitation of water plans; (iii) rationalization of the fishing industry; (iv) program coordination and management.
The sectoral objective of the Program is the fight against poverty and the improvement of the living conditions of people living mainly in fisheries. The program specifically aims at the sustainable restoration of the fishery resource, water plans, capacity building of the target communities and diversification of their livelihoods in order to reduce the fishing effort on the plans water.
Artisanal fishermen, industrial fishermen, fish farmers and women fishmongers, processors and fish traders are the main beneficiaries of the PADPPA actions. The other beneficiaries are the managers and agents of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and the Program's partner organizations which would see their human, financial and logistical resources strengthened.
African Development Fund
International Fund for Agriculture Development
Government of Benin
Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Elevage et de la Pêche (MAEP)
|Last Update||31 Jan 2023|