Cooperative Society

Microveg Project has encouraged and supported the formation of 61 cooperative societies among vegetable farmers in Benin and Nigeria. Vegetable producers and marketers need access to basic resources which can be shared among farmers.

  • In Benin Republic, we established 15 operational Innovative Platforms and 5 strategic IPs. One (01) national level strategic IP is being established. In Nigeria, we have established 34 operational IPs at village level and 15 IPs at district level with an operational central IP at the Southwest level.
  • In Benin Republic, the Satellite Dissemination Approach(SDA) is being implemented in 3 districts with a total of 90 demonstrations established in 9 villages while in Nigeria SDA is being implemented in 7 States consisting of 12 districts and 125 demonstrations and meetings with stakeholders.
  • The direct beneficiaries of our project are 390 farmers (65% women) in Benin while in Nigeria, the direct beneficiaries are now 5116 farmers (47.7% women). These numbers are rising very fast.
  • The land area under cultivation in Benin across the project locations is 97.5 ha while in Nigeria, the total land area under cultivation is 331.7 ha across the project locations.