PROMOTION AND DISSEMINATION OF SOIL PROTECTION AND REHABILITATION TECHNIQUES THROUGH ESOP NETWORK IN THE TARGET MUNICIPALITIES OF PROSOL IN BENIN (2015-2017)
Reference contract: 81194590/GIZ/Benin
Total duration: 2 years.
Start date – End date: 2015 – 2017
Budget: € 200 326 or 131 408 080 CFA francs or USD 235215.924
Project management: GIZ
Project manager: ETD (contractor)
Partners: GIZ, MAEP Benin, CCRB
ETD operation area: Departments of Zou (Djidja and Ouinhi); Collines (Bantè and Savalou) and Alibori (Gogounou and Kandi)
Beneficiaries and / or target groups: Soybean and rice farmers and their ESOP member organizations in different relevant departments (at least 40% young and 30% women). Indirect beneficiaries: farmers’ families, consumers, ESOPs, state technical services, banks and microfinance institutions, transporters, and exporters and the state local governments in the areas concerned.
Main expected results:
- Component 1: R1: Farmers of the six ESOPs in Benin have adopted integrated soil fertility management techniques. The expected effects are: (i) the dissemination of innovative techniques for integrated soil fertility management, including the introduction of combinations of legumes in rotations and the use of organic matter, and super granulated urea (ii) the partial reconstruction of soil fertility, and (iii) an increase in yields, productivity and income.
- Component 2: R2.1: Rice farmers of ESOP-Rice in Benin have adopted the intensive rice farming system as a mode of production. R2.2. Farmers adopt organic soybean production as a means of soil conservation and protection. R2.3. Good practices in the use of plant protection products and chemical fertilizers are applied by farmers.
Major achievements of the year 2016:
- 1 671, 99 ha of land protected and rehabilitated by 2 085 farmers who are members of target communes network.
- 287 ha of land under the rotation system including a legume crop sown by 777 farmers in the target communes.
- 568 ha of land under fertilizing crops sown by 777 farmers in the target communes.
- 192, 89 ha of land under the intensive rice farming system sown by 442 farmers in the target communes.
- 81 ha of land under mulch sown by 126 farmers in the target communes.
- 334, 58 ha of land under harvest residues sown by 218 farmers in the target communes.
- 264 farmers identified and sensitized on SRI techniques with 264 plots validated as experimental.
References: Moussilimi YESSOUFOU: in charge of the project: +229 21 15 95 47; Komi ABITOR, Director General of ETD, +228 90 02 71 45 – email@example.com