In Gbekon, Benin, summers come with flooding from the Mono River. Erosion of the nearby coast, along with more unpredictable rainfall, have made these floods worse over time. Each flood cuts…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Maria Sarraf, Simeon Ehui |

There is a lot of enthusiasm about the use of digital technologies to solve market failures in agriculture. A forthcoming report by the World Bank finds that by reducing transaction costs…

Mariella Goebl, Chris Weigl, Marie-Agnès Jouanjean |

Benin’s forests provide energy, food, medicine, places of worship and income that support the livelihoods of thousands of communities. They also regulate the air they breathe, the water they drink…

Maria Sarraf, Manuela Ravina da Silva |

By 2050, demand for meat and dairy products in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to increase by 327% and 270%, respectively, while demand for grains is projected to rise by 190%, in comparison with…

Caroline Plante |

In less than five months, Benin has achieved a disbursement rate amounting to more than 90% of the resources made available to respond to the health crisis. Just over $38 million, or CFAF 22…

Atou Seck |

Members of the World Bank-supported S4YE Youth Advisory Group (YAG) have stepped up to help manage the food crisis in their respective local communities.

Kavell Joseph |

Amina is a young Beninese woman. When she was 14, she left her village to escape a forced early marriage. She found refuge with an association that helped her stay in school.

Chanceline Gwladys Wangninan Mevowanou |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |

When I saw Agnès’s market garden while on a field trip to Logohoué a few weeks ago, I gained a greater appreciation of our obligation to help rural communities push back the frontiers of poverty.…

Atou Seck |