Benin

Benin is located in West Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo. The country’s total land area is 112,622 sq km. In comparison, it is slightly larger than Honduras, or about the size of the state of Pennsylvania in the U.S. The climate in Benin is tropical in the south and semiarid in the north. Of the total land area, 23 percent is utilized for cultivated crops, while another two percent supports permanent crops such as fruit- and nut-bearing trees. More...

USAID WACIP Boosts Farmers' Incomes, Ginning Efficiency in West Africa

Cotton, the primary cash crop grown in the Cotton-4 (C-4) countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali, is a strategic component for food security and economic development in West and Central Africa. More...

IFDC-Led Project to Develop Agricultural Business Clusters in Benin

In October, aboard the Dutch marine vessel HNMLS Rotterdam, which was visiting Benin, IFDC and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) signed a contract for the implementation of a project that aims to increase food security and develop agricultural markets in Benin over the next four years (2014-2017). More...