Put Agricultural Research into Use to Accelerate the Impact on Income and Productivity for Farmers (Example Benin)
Andrea Wilhelmi-Somé1, Marc Bernard2
1Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Program Green Innovation Centers for the Agriculture and Food Sector, Germany
The linkage of results delivered by research institutes of tropical agriculture to the implementation activities of development agencies in order to address development goals such as food security more efficiently is getting closer. In Benin, the GIZ programme “Green Innovation Centre for Agriculture and Food Sector (GIAE)” selected innovations which were developed and validated by AfricaRice, a leading pan-African rice research organisation, and its national partners. The innovations include the ASI Thresher, GEM parboiling, mechanical weeders, enhanced power tiller, reaper harvester, transplanter, manual seeder, rice milling unit and rice husk briquetting machine amongst others.
Keywords: Benin, cooperation, innovations, rice
Contact Address: Andrea Wilhelmi-Somé, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Program Green Innovation Centers for the Agriculture and Food Sector, Friedrich Ebert Allee 136, 53113 Bonn, Germany, e-mail: andrea.wilhelmi-somegiz.de