The Ivory Foundation supported the association “Compétences Solidaires,” a network of volunteer consultants who offer their professional expertise to assist NGOs in their development projects.

The objective of this project was to train 200 farmers in cultivating endangered vegetable plants. The training took place in the 12 departments of Benin, through experimental gardens established by the association. As part of this project, a campaign was conducted to promote traditional vegetable plants among consumers.

A targeted communication effort towards consumers and restaurateurs was also organized, with the aim of involving 10 restaurateurs around each of the 12 conviviums spread across Benin to showcase recipes based on traditional varieties. Additionally, consumers had the opportunity to source from display shops and sign up for periodic home delivery of seasonal vegetables.