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Support to the agroecological transition/DEFIA: First stage of training-of-trainers in Benin’s pineapple sector

As part of the project “Support to the agroecological transition of the pineapple sector in Benin”, COLEACP organised a training of trainer’s session in Cotonou from 28 to 30 March 2022.

About twenty selected experts participated in this session, which is part of a training cycle planned in three stages and which aims to strengthen the skills of relay experts on technical and pedagogical subjects so that they can subsequently accompany DEFIA’s partner clusters in their agro-ecological transition projects.

This first session focused on the basics of sustainable agriculture and was led by expert trainers in various fields (sustainable management of soils, water resources, biodiversity, waste, and emissions; organic farming; integrated pest management; and social responsibility).

The next two sessions of the training cycle for relay experts will focus on the basic principles of agroecology, and on accompanying clusters on their journey towards agroecology.

As a reminder, through the project “Support to the agroecological transition of the pineapple sector in Benin”, COLEACP intends to facilitate reflection and the initiation of a process of agro-ecological transition of the sustainable production system for the pineapple sector in Benin, by providing Beninese operators with qualified service providers in key areas such as agro-ecological practices, preservation and restoration of soil fertility, crop associations, etc.

This activity was organised within the framework of the Support to the agroecological transition of the pineapple sector in Benin, financed by ENABEL through its Development of Entrepreneurship in Agricultural Sectors Programme (DEFIA) and implemented by COLEACP.



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