ESFIM-Benin News

Agrinatura, FUPRO and SNV met on Saturday September 11th in Cotonou to discuss further development of the ESFIM program in Benin. On the agenda were the following subjects : state-of-affairs, collaboration with SNV and Agriterra, research focus and planning of activities.

By October 2010, it will be clear whether the ESFIM action research activities will be matched to an action research program FUPRO elaborated with SNV to prepare farmer-led activities in the cereal sector, with a focus on maize. Collaboration would extend research capacity and create necessary synergies, both for policy development and the implementation of practical activities empowering farmers’ position in value chains and markets.