REGIONAL AGENCY FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
AGENCE RÉGIONALE POUR L'AGRICULTURE ET L'ALIMENTATION
AGÊNCIA REGIONAL DA AGRICULTURA E ALIMENTAÇÃO
RIFAC - Climate-smart rice growing project
In the communes of Toucountouna and Ouaké in Benin, rice is an important crop. The need to improve yields is felt by rice producers who see a decrease in yields and production over the years.
Promote a territorial approach in the management of water resources for productive purposes and in the dissemination of agroecological practices for sustainable land management and adaptation to climate change.
- The management of land and water in the ricegrowing areas is carried out in a participatory and community-based manner thanks to the implementation of the Smart-Valley approach ;
- Collective and sustainable agricultural practices, limiting greenhouse gas emissions and enabling the restoration of soil fertility, are promoted in the rice-growing areas supported by the project ;
- Experiences and knowledge are co-constructed, analysed and capitalised on through an approach that fully mobilises local actors and promotes the institutional anchoring of the project.