ACED is an independent non-profit organization created 10 years ago in Benin (West Africa). We contribute to a world where all communities live a decent life in a sustainable environment.

Our mission is to strengthen communities with sustainable solutions to poverty and hunger in a healthy environment. We combine research, policy and local action to reduce poverty and hunger in the most vulnerable communities.
We act as a think-and-do tank.

Why ACED?

  • In recent decades, the number of hungry people in the world had decreased, but this is no longer the case.
  • In Benin, 9.6% of the population, or more than one million people, is food insecure and chronic malnutrition affects 32% of young children.
  • While more than 70 per cent of the country’s population lives from agriculture – and therefore has the means to produce its own food – the limited diversity of production, the predominance of small farms and low productivity mean that farmers’ incomes have remained low and food insecurity is still high.
  • Pressure on natural resources is increasing and exacerbated by climate change.
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Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen communities with sustainable solutions to poverty and hunger in a healthy environment.

Our Vision

We contribute to a world where all communities live a decent life in a sustainable environment.

Our work is based on 4 pillars

1Improving Smallholder Farmers’ Access to Innovation and Markets
2Protecting nature and associated ecosystem services
3Putting scientific evidence at the service of society and nature
4 Building an effective and sustainable organization
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Our Team

Pascal Djohossou
President
Fréjus Thoto
Executive Director
Donald Houessou
Director of Operations
Pénélope Amoussou
Head of Finance
ACED is supported by a variety of partners.