Benin - Oueme Rural Development Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 07 Oct 1999
Signature Date 13 Jan 2000
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 43042
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 10,632,452.53
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Oueme Rural Development Support Project is in line with Benin Government’s rural development policy. Its implementation will allow for consolidating the considerable achievements of the integrated rural development project (PDRIO) by strengthening and rendering farmers’ cooperatives accountable, in addition to giving necessary support to the development of local credit. Therefore, the project will contribute to enhancing food security and alleviating poverty. The key components are: (i) Rural development support; (ii) Improvement of basic infrastructure; and (iii) Support to CARDER and project management. Total project costs excluding taxes and duties is estimated at UA 14.64 million.

Project Objectives

The aim of the project is to strengthen food security and raise the living standard of the local people by capturing new markets and improving the competitiveness of the Beninese farmer. Specifically, the Oueme Rural Development Support Project aims at giving impetus to the institutional framework, especially farmers’ cooperatives and the rural credit system, with a view to sustainably increasing the production, processing and marketing capacity of Oueme’s rural sector.


The project will supervise about 16 000 farms growing food crops or about 20% of the population of the farms in the Province of Oueme. It will assist 50 modern farms originating from the CPRs, 50 market garden marshland farmers, 80 owners of fish holes, 100 owners of fish ponds, 50 pig farmers and will finance 30 oil palm extracting units benefiting about 300 people.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Benin
Centre Agricole Régional pour le Développement Rural


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-AB0-003
Last Update 31 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name FELLAH Hatem

Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
9.5 2.25 Benin