Transforming Rice Production and Processing through Efficient and Renewable Energy in Benin

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Project title

Transforming Rice Production and Processing through Efficient and Renewable Energy in Benin

Project country/region

☐ East Asia & Pacific
☐ Europe & Central Asia
☐ Latin America & The Carribean
☐ Middle East & North Africa
☐ North America
☐ South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa - Benin

Project organisation

GIZ, Energy 4 Impact

Project description

The Green energy and finance to energize food production in Senegal and Benin project aims to improve the livelihoods and resilience of paddy rice farmers and processors through access to solar irrigation and processing technologies, technical assistance and holistic support services. The programme is a part of the collaborative initiative between GIZ and Energy 4 Impact. It aims at improving farmers' solar market knowledge, provide information on how energy efficiency improves profitability, demonstrate business models for scaling up, co-ordinate linkages with financial institutions for loans and suppliers for pay-as-you-go services, and furnish technical assistance. The support to farmers from GIZ and Energy 4 Impact will also encompass advice on agronomy, productive uses of solar energy in post-harvest processing and routes to market.

It is anticipated that such innovative clean energy solutions will boost farm profitability, local markets and the wider agricultural sector. For smallholder farmers, it will lead to increased productivity, higher incomes, increased resilience to drought, stronger agronomic and commercial skills, diversification of crops and easier access to finance.

Project related to following sources of energy


☐ Biomass

☐ Biofuel

☐ Biogas

☐ Wind

☐ Geo-Thermal

☐ Hydro

Energy Efficiency

☐ Other: /

Project primarily related to the following Commodity Groups


☐ Fruits and vegetables

☐ Nuts and berries

☐ Forage

☐ Dairy products

☐ Meat products

☐ Oil Seeds

☐ Roots and Tubers

☐ Eggs

☐ Pulses

☐ Fiber Crops

☐ Forestry

☐ Sugars

☐ Stimulants

☐ Spices

Other: Rice

Project primarily related to the following Agricultural Value Chain Steps

☐ Mechanization

Efficiency of Operation


☐ Transportation

☐ Controlled Atmosphere

☐ Controlled Temperature

☐ Mechanical Sorting

☐ Preservation

☐ Other: /

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