Agricultural Development and Market Access Support project (PADAAM)

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Agricultural Development and Market Access Support Project

The Government of Benin has focused on a value chain approach to bring about economic growth and improved food security in the country. Priority is being placed on rice, maize and cassava. PADAAM aims to contribute to the Government strategy to reduce food imports and increase value addition so as to improve the competitiveness of these products in national, regional and international markets.

PADAAM will target 51,000 households in the departments of Atlantique, Collines, Couffo, Mono, Ouémé, Plateau and Zou. Critical among the target value chain actors are women and young people, who will account for 40 per cent and 30 per cent of the beneficiaries, respectively, to create employment opportunities and increase incomes while promoting food and nutrition security. In addition, PADAAM will focus on derisking agriculture through adaptation to climate change and putting in place an insurance scheme that primarily targets smallholder farmers.

Status: Ongoing
Approval Date
13 September 2018
2018 - 2025
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 106.41 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 60.3 million
Co-financiers (International)
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 10 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 9.77 million
Other Local US$ 1.28 million
Beneficiaries US$ 3.31 million
Private sector local US$ 5.6 million
Financing Gap
US$ 14.7 million
Financing terms
DSF Grant/Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Pascal Jean Kabore

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President’s report - Agricultural Development and Market Access Support Project Type: Programme and project document
Region: West and Central Africa

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Benin and IFAD to boost food and nutrition security and create jobs for rural people

February 2019 - NEWS
Over 51,000 households in Benin will benefit from a US$104.4 million project that aims to reduce rural poverty through a value chain approach, which can contribute to reducing food imports and improving the competitiveness of small farmers’ products in national and global markets.