- AfricaYam: Enhancing yam breeding for increased productivity and improved quality in West Africa
- Bio-efficacy evaluation of a bacteria-based biopesticide on fall armyworm
- Clean tomato – Identification, selection, and conservation of natural enemies with pest suppression capacity focusing on the invasive tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta
The IITA Benin station is currently developing Jatropha-based biofuel value chains in the country. The project aims at promoting the economy and rural conditions of small-scale farmers through equitable access to financially and economically profitable and sustainable renewable energy. The AfricaYam project is also being carried out in the Station, with the goal of increasing yam productivity while reducing costs and environmental impact by developing and deploying end-user preferred varieties with higher yield and greater resistance to pests and diseases.
Currency: CFA franc
Area (total): 112,760 km2
Population: 10.87 million (2016)