Our Efforts in Benin

Catalyste+ has been working in Benin since 2007. We’ve contributed to community economic development and well-being by strengthening the capacity of partners primarily in agriculture, microfinance, and health and nutrition. We’re focused on climate-smart agribusiness, a sector that accounts for more than 80% of the country’s exports. We integrate gender equality into all our efforts, driven to ensure equal access to opportunities for social and economic prosperity.

Country Contact

Cécile Azonhitode, Country Representative

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Our Focus

Strengthening Agribusiness

Women make up 60% of workers in agriculture. Our Accelerating Women’s Empowerment program provides technical assistance to women farmers and women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), organizations, and associations to increase productivity, competitiveness, income generation, employment and climate change resilience.

How We’ve Made a Difference in Benin

▪ Our partnership with Biscuiterie Biskara led to the creation of nutritional biscuits that combat hunger and malnutrition.

▪ Our partnership with Fédération Nationale des Communes Pastorales du Bénin empowered farmers to adopt agroecological practices, including the use of biopesticides that they produced themselves.

▪ The Centre Songhai strengthened their food, beverage and hospitality training program, helping clients enhance service quality.

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