Benin

Africa

Benin is currently in the process of working on its TNA. It has prioritised its key sectors, and work is now underway to determine which technologies to prioritize.

Located in West Africa, Benin shares borders with Togo, Nigeria and Burkina Faso and has a short coastline on the Gulf of Guinea. Like most coastal nations, a large share of Benin’s population and its largest city are located on the coast. Even with a short coastline, coastal erosion and rises in sea level are threatening vulnerable communities and the country’s economic hubs. Benin’s agricultural sector is predominantly engaged in cotton production, which accounts for roughly 40% of its total exports.

Apart from rising sea levels, climate change threatens Benin on several fronts. The agricultural and forestry sectors are vulnerable to rising temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns. Flooding, drought and strong winds are increasing, and the northern areas and southern areas in particular, home to the majority of the population, are vulnerable to these changes.

Benin’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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Key sectors for adaptation

  • Agriculture
    • Mulching
    • Agro pastoralism
    • Integrated management of rice-growing lowlands
  • Water
    • Development of watersheds to improve safety food and nutrition for the benefit of vulnerable populations
    • Multi-purpose drilling

Key sectors for mitigation

  • Agriculture/Forestry
    • Integrated soil fertility management
    • Production and use of manure
    • Reforestation of forest land
  • Energy
    • Solar water heater
    • Bus-boats for river-lagoon transport and associated infrastructures
    • Light diesel-electric trains for interurban transport
    • Small butane gas cooking equipment

Get in touch

Aminou Raphiou

TNA coordinator