Agricultural credit for farmers

The climate change impacts in Benin are expected to increase variability in crop yields and threaten food security. Research showed that farmers who had more access to productive resources (e.g. land, capital, and labour), were more likely to take adaptive strategies. Those without access to resources were more likely to suffer from the impacts of climate change. The results of this research project indicated that a lack of agricultural credit for farmers limited their ability to adapt.

Climate Related Risk

Increased variability of crop yields, Reduction in crop yields, Changes in precipitation, Change in water quantity

Form of Option


Country of Origin



Specific group in a society (e.g. women, Indigenous, slum-dwellers)


The option has been recommended within the project report but has not been implemented

Institution / Legal Reach

Change in economic instruments (e.g. subsidies, taxes)