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Participated in poverty reduction by training and funding farmers in remote areas to feed the city with local and organic products

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Lead Applicant Organization Name


Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Farmer Co-op or Farmer Business Organization

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.

We signed a letter of intent between First financial of Africa and us who aim to work in partnership for the development of the African continent through agriculture. Cooperatives are being formed and we are going to produce bamboo on 1445 hectares and after the harvest we will set up factories for food processing

Website of Legally Registered Entity

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • 1-3 years

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

BENIN in the MONO department

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?


Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

BÉNIN, houéyogbé covers a total area of 290 km ^ 2

What country is your selected Place located in?


Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

I was born in this environment, I am the grandson of a local farmer with 60 years of experience in the agricultural field and since childhood I accompany him in the plantations hence the love for agriculture and at the same time it's like an obligation for me not to let all the hard work that my grandfather does and to be able to take over with the new technique and machine. 

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

Houéyogbé is a city in southwestern Benin, capital of the town of the same name and prefecture of the Mono department. most of the inhabitants are farmers, the most consumed food is corn, cassava flour, rice, etc.

In Houéuogbé we speak French, Sahouè and agriculture, animal husbandry and aquaculture play a very important role because it allows farming families to live

What is the approximate size of your Place, in square kilometers? (New question, not required)


What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?


Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

the problem that we face is the difficulty of farmers to sell their product and the lack of financing in rural areas of Benin, the lack of chic supermarket which offers only local and organic products and then contribute to growth and sovereignty food and nutrition of populations

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

SASF notes that almost 1 million small farms in Benin are in dire need of funding, training and structuring.

SASF offers the Benin cultivator to finance their production, with an annual return on investment of 27 to 39%. The selected farms are of medium size (2 to 10 hectares) and have unexploited production capacities due to a lack of capital and outlets. SASF thus bears all of the costs related to the operation of agricultural units

Additional, whether it be crops: pineapple, market gardening, rice, cassava, oil palm, soy, tomato and chilli

Throughout the harvest cycle, the grower is accompanied by SASF who trains him in modern techniques.

Once the harvest is sold, the profit is divided between the cultivator (50%) and the SASF (50%). , The SASF teams in the field work above all on training and the fight against bad practices (often erratic seed, lack of care - weeding and fertilizer - during the growth ...).

 SASF also provides mechanical equipment and tractors.

  Agriculture is a very promising sector and the statistics say in 2050 the African population will have doubled therefore more

mouth to feed

 "We make farming attractive to people who find a way to invest without getting their hands dirty",

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

the life of the farmers will be different because it will be accompanied on all the plans since the production has the marketing of the food products with modern technique

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

We will first start working in collaboration with farmers and then we will set up processing factories that can allow us to prove more for our people all by producing Bio. We will respect the environment because our products will be natural

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