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Creating an agricultural entrepreneurship strategy for youth in Benin

KIT is providing technical assistance to Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Communal Approach for the Agricultural Market (ACMA) project. Together with consortium partners, our work includes monitoring and evaluation, developing and implementing the project’s youth strategy and advising on the strategic direction.

Improving agricultural performance in Benin

Building on the achievements of the project’s first phase (2013-2017), ACMA2 aims to improve the food and nutritional security of rural populations (40% women and 20% youth) in four departments (Collines, Ouéme, Plateau and Zou) in Benin. The core objective is to increase the agricultural incomes of economic actors (producers, processors and sales persons) at the local level through:

A holistic approach to boosting agricultural performance

The project’s implementation strategy is based on five integrated activity areas: 1) access to inputs and agricultural innovations, 2) market access and professionalization, 3) agricultural finance access, 4) ICT for agriculture, and 5) public-private partnerships. Gender and youth integration are cross-cutting issues throughout the project.

Access to Inputs and Agricultural Innovations

Market Access and Professionalisation

Access to Agricultural Finance

ICT for Agriculture

Activity area 5: Private-Public Partnerships

Anticipated Results

Monitoring & Evaluation Technical Assistance

KIT and ACMA jointly develop and implement monitoring and evaluation activities for the project. We have operationalised the Food and Nutrition Security Framework indicators for the project’s activities, expected outputs, outcomes and impact. This translates into: 

Services delivered

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact Assessment

    Monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment are powerful tools to assess health, social, and economic impact. They allow us to learn what works and why. Our expertise and track record in these areas make us well-equipped to evaluate your work.

  • Policy & Programme Design

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute operates at the intersection of theory and practice and between policy and implementation, translating good intentions into meaningful social and economic impact.

  • Project Implementation

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute has more than 80 experts specialising in public health systems, epidemiology, sexual and reproductive health and rights, agricultural innovation, food value-chains, gender relations, and inclusive finance. The combination of this expertise and process-related skills not only leads to better projects, it also builds competencies in project design, implementation and management

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