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Collective Selling: Gari Cluster in Benin Benefits from Cooperation

IFDC’s ACMA program in Benin has assisted cassava producers and those who process it into gari (cassava flour) located in Kétou, a municipality of Plateau Department in Benin. Over the course of the project’s two phases, these beneficiaries have learned to sell their product in bulk, and by doing so, better market their product. “Previously we used to work each…

ACMA2 Delivers Processing and Storage Equipment to ABC Stakeholders

On Thursday, June 06, 2019, a ceremony was held to deliver processing and storage equipment to partners of the Communal Approach for the Agricultural Market in Benin – Phase 2 (ACMA2) Program. The ceremony took place at the storage and marketing warehouse built by ACMA2 with funding from the Embassy of the Netherlands for the benefit of the Federation of…

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,…

A Driven Woman Takes Hold of Her Destiny

Pauline Fadonougbo, a 41-year-old mother of four, is the president of a group of women processors in the village of Zoungo, commune of Ouinhi, in Benin. This group, named Soedja (i.e., “we have confidence in the future”), has worked in the cassava and palm oil sectors for 22 years. The group is composed of eight women who process cassava into…

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…

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