Benin

Benin

Cluster Officers

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Benin’s traditional agriculture is deeply rooted in its rich cultural heritage and diverse ecosystems. The agricultural sector plays a significant role in the country’s economy, employing a large portion of the population and contributing to food security and rural development.
Traditional agricultural practices in Benin often involve small-scale subsistence farming, with staple crops such as maize, cassava, yams, and rice being cultivated. Agriculture is primarily rain-fed, relying on seasonal rainfall patterns for irrigation.

Farmers in Benin traditionally use age-old techniques passed down through generations, including manual labor, hand tools, and minimal use of chemical inputs. These practices, while sustainable in the past, face challenges in meeting the growing demands of a rapidly expanding population and addressing the impacts of climate change.

In recent years, Benin has embarked on a progressive journey towards the adoption of green technology to enhance sustainability in agriculture. Recognizing the need to modernize agricultural practices while preserving the environment, the government and various stakeholders have implemented initiatives aimed at integrating green technologies into farming systems.