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Development of Agricultural Value Chains (AVCS) and Agricultural Entrepreneurship in Benin in the Pineapple sector (DEFIA)

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Credit: DID

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Enabel (Belgian Development Agency)

Period of Implementation

April 2020 - April 2023

Geographic scope

Africa: Benin


$ 1,537,480
€ 1 464 267


Bilateral Aid: Enabel


Agriculture & Fisheries, Rural Development

Type of Activity

Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits


Results as of December 31, 2021: 1) 6 inclusive finance institutions were onboarded 2) The commercial and agricultural EFC was opened 3) 3 tailored credit products were created 4) A new mobile solution for savings collection was rolled out and is currently used by 53,667 people

Project Objectives

This project aims to support agricultural entrepreneurship by strengthening the financial services offered by inclusive finance institutions to pineapple processors and crop producers in the sector.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG13 - Climate Action

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Food Security, Gender