Tag: Benin

ACMA2 Engages Young Farmers in Benin

In 2018, the Youth, Agribusiness, and ICT4Ag team of the ACMA2 program, through a tour in the departments of Ouémé and Zou, sensitized young farmers involved in the peanut, maize, soya, chili, cassava, palm oil, and fish value chains, ACMA2’s plans to engage young entrepreneurs. This activity made it possible to massively enroll young people in the ACMA2 youth strategy,…

ACMA2 Participates in Thematic Commission

IFDC Press Release For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 12, 2018      Constitutive General Assembly of the Intercommunal Concertation Framework (CCIC) of the Collines Department / Installation of the Thematic Commission (CCIC Collines)   Contact: Olga Kokode ((00229) 97 18 98 31/95 96 46 42 okokode@ifdc.org)   Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – The Communal Approach to Agricultural Market Access in Benin Program…

International Youth Day: Agricultural Entrepreneurs in Benin Increase Incomes

Nassirath Arobadade, a 32-year-old producer, processor, and tradeswoman of palm nuts in Adja Ouèrè, Benin, shares her story of working with IFDC’s ACMA 2 project, funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Benin “I am Nassirath Arobadade, and I proudly work across the entire palm oil value chain as a producer, processor, and tradeswoman. My palm…

IFDC Staff Witness Impact of ACMA Project in Benin

September 7-9, 2017 – Scott Hudson, IFDC’s Director of Operations, and Andrew Thigpen, IFDC’s Communications Supervisor, recently visited staff of the Local Government Approach to Agricultural Markets in Benin (ACMA Benin) project in Cotonou, Benin. Project leaders discussed ACMA Benin’s achievements with the IFDC visitors, who are based in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA. Local authorities in the Pobè commune elaborated…

Africa Director of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Visits Benin

September 4, 2017 – Pobè, Benin – The Africa Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Robert Jan Siegert, visited the office of the Local Government Approach to the Agricultural Market in Benin (ACMA) project in the Commune of Pobè. This trip is part of his working visit to Benin during September 3-6, 2017. The aim is…

USAID C4CP Project Organizes Regional Workshop

March 30, 2017 – Cotonou, Benin – In collaboration with the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) and Cultural Practice LLC, the Four-Country Cotton Partnership (USAID C4CP) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Better Nutrition in Benin

Kangkong, also known as water spinach or swamp cabbage, is popular in Asia but previously unknown in Benin. 2SCALE introduced the crop in a pilot program that began in 2013 and has grown steadily. Fresh vegetables are too expensive for most low-income families in Benin. The pilot program, in partnership with East West Seed, brought in high-quality seeds for field trials…

Bolstering Trade in Benin

IFDC’s ACMA Benin project strengthened farming clusters and initiated trade for producers in Benin. View the ACMA Benin infographics.

Tricks of the Trade: Collaboration Pays off in Ifangni

Since 2013, staff with the Communal Approach to the Agricultural Market in Benin (ACMA) project have worked with regional actors, including the Dutch Embassy, local policy-makers and tens of thousands of producers, traders and smallholder farmers, to facilitate trade with major corporations based in Nigeria along Benin’s western border. The project encouraged the farmers and traders to organize into agribusiness…

USAID C4CP Empowers Women Farmers

Training is an essential component to reaching C4CP’s project goal. Read the project update to find out more.

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