Benin - The Milk and Meat Sectors Support Project (PAFILAV)

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Nov 2008
Signature Date 20 Feb 2009
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 43042
Commitment U.A 24,811,087.02
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Milk and Meat Sectors Support Project (PAFILAV) falls within the Growth Strategy for Poverty Reduction (SCRP 2007-2009), which lays emphasis on diversification policies aimed at accelerating economic growth, promoting good governance and strengthening the social sector in order to support poverty reduction and sustainable human development. The Project covers the main production basins and all the sector links. It will work, as a matter priority, with the most motivated stakeholders of the sectors. The project area covers the main production basins located in the Nord, Atocora, Douga, Zou and Collines Departments. Its implementation will help to increase production in the milk and meat sectors, substantially reduce the food dependency of Benin on the outside world, and improve the competitiveness of both sectors. The project is designed for a period of six years (2009-2014) and a cost of UA 31.06 million. It has four (4) components, namely: (i) improvement of milk and meat production systems; (ii) improvement of competitiveness of the milk and meat sectors; (iii) strengthening of organizational and institutional capacities; (iv) project coordination and management. The impact on the beneficiaries will led to: (i) increase in the incomes of stakeholders in the two sectors, including women; (ii) improvement of the nutritional status of the beneficiaries, especially among the vulnerable groups; and (iii) improvement of the living conditions of the rural populations.

Project Objectives

The sector goal of the project is to contribute to improvement of food security through diversification of agricultural production. Its objective is to increase the production and efficiency of the cattle, sheep and pig and dairy sectors by delivering quality products and increasing the incomes of their stakeholders.


The project activities will concern producers and their professional organizations, traders, processors and consumers. It will enable these target groups to improve production and market access conditions, process milk and meat products, and access better quality animal products. The project will mainly involve the population of the Departments concerned estimated at 2 150 000.

Participating Organization

Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'élevage et de la Pêche
Government Of Benin
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-AB0-005
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
9.16667 1.83333 Département de la Donga
10.75 1.66667 Département de la Atakora
6.36736 2.4225 Cotonou
9.0349 2.5169 Commune of Tchaourou
7.068 2.468 Commune of Ouinhi
7.431 1.938 Commune of Djidja
11.33966 2.45915 Commune of Banikoara
7.25 2.16667 Département du Zou
8 2.16667 Département du Collines