Benin - Participatory Artisanal Fisheries Development Support Programme (PADPPA)

Project Summary

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
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 11,981,355.61
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
International Fund for Agriculture Development
Government of Benin
Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Elevage et de la Pêche (MAEP)


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-AAF-001
Last Update 31 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name GBELI Léandre

Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
6.48047 2.62129 Porto-novo
6.36736 2.4225 Cotonou
7.18286 1.99119 Abomey
6.44852 2.35566 Abomey-Calavi
6.36307 2.08506 Ouidah