Message from the Director
The year 2020 – which was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic – was very different compared to what most of us have ever experienced. Following the detection of the first case of COVID-19 in Benin on 16 March 2020, the government put in place movement restrictions and imposed measures to limit the spread of the disease. These measures proved successful in the fight against the pandemic. Although goods were spared, the restrictions nevertheless created distortions in the food supply chains with losses of income for economic actors in the food systems. At ACED, we have been monitoring the situation and helping the producers we support to acquire inputs and market their products.
Despite these challenges, we experienced some happy events and progress towards achieving our mission. We celebrated 10 years of existence and launched our new Strategic Plan 2020-2024. As we embark on the second year of implementing this plan, we are pleased to share our key achievements of 2020.