Constant Dangbégnon has more than 27 years of development experience, working in eight West African countries.

Dangbégnon is the Chief of Party of the Local Government Approach to the Agricultural Market Phase 3 (ACMA3) program in Benin, a program he has led since its second iteration in 2019. Previously, he served as deputy project director and technical coordinator of the first project from 2013 to February 2019. He provides strong leadership to guide the implementation of the project, which empowers value chain actors to increase their sales by promoting trade in Benin and cross-border trade with Nigeria.

Dangbégnon joined IFDC’s Africa Division in June 1999 as a socioeconomist and extension specialist in the Input Accessibility Program. He provided technical assistance to national research and extension system partners and development specialists in the implementation of soil fertility management projects. He also served as a social scientist in IFDC’s Natural Resource Management Program, a Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge Program project in northern Nigeria, developing innovation platforms to improve land productivity and farmers’ access to markets. Prior to IFDC, he worked on Benin-Netherlands-Israel inter-university cooperation projects at the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin.

Dangbégnon holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Innovation Studies (Social Sciences) from Wageningen University.