Benin: agroecology for girls outside of school

Turn young Beninese out of school in rural areas into green entrepreneurs. This is the Women Agripreneures project, a project set up by the Les Jardins de l’Espoir association, which has been promoting agro-ecology in several places in southern Benin for four years.

There are four phases, funded by the American organization IREX: fifteen days of introduction to agroecology, internship on a farm for three months, training in entrepreneurship and monitoring of each participant. The goal is for them to become financially independent with a profitable and organic agricultural activity.

Reports during agro-ecology training in Tori Bossito, an hour’s drive from Cotonou, from our on-site correspondent.