The PASDeR programme (Programme d'Appui au Secteur du Développement Rural) supports economic actors in rural areas in order to promote economic growth at grassroots level. The aim is to encourage family small-scale and agricultural and craft businesses in the Borgou and Alibori departments to make a sustainable contribution to socio-economic development in order to reduce poverty by 2027.
In the current phase, project activities are concentrated on the:
- consolidating and extending the achievements of the previous two phases
- scaling up through the spatial extension of the programme to all municipalities in the departments of Borgou, Alibori, Atacora and Donga, i.e. a total of 27 municipalities
The aim is to promote local initiatives in agriculture and livestock farming that will boost productivity and increase the income of the rural poor.
Various approaches to promote the agri-food sector support the achievement of the objectives. These include the creation of infrastructure for technical and financial support for farmers' organisations, genetic improvement in livestock breeding, agricultural mechanisation and the implementation of the inclusive market (IM) approach to improve the marketing system for arable and livestock products.
The direct beneficiaries of the programme are farmers' organisations and family farms.
Unions Départementales des Producteurs (UDP) ;
Unions Départementales des Organisations Professionnelles d’Eleveurs de Ruminants (UDOPER).