Strengthening the Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Rural Bénin

This research-action project aims to help populations reduce their vulnerability and better adapt to climate change. The project will act at three levels in the decision-making hierarchy by facilitating coordination frameworks in six departments, supporting surveillance committees in 35 communes and fostering farmer experimentation in two field-schools in each commune. The main border partners will be farmers and elected officials. A device for relaying meteorological information will be set up for each of the three levels (department, commune and field-school). In this way the project hopes to encourage optimal use of water and agricultural potential, available research results, and local knowledge, as well as stimulate experimentation on adaptation options including integrated soil management. The overall aim is to reduce food insecurity and rural poverty in Bénin.

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Start Date

Monday, April 23, 2007

End Date

Monday, October 24, 2011


48 months

IDRC Officer

Beaulieu, Nathalie

Total funding

CA$ 698,713


Benin, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Climate Change

Project Leader

Saïd H. Hounkponou

Project Leader

Mathias Dotou Ahounou


Initiatives pour un développement intégré durable

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