AFRIS was created to institutionalize an operational framework for innovation and youth employment at large scale.
The operational framework was successfully used to boost productivity in 21 of 77 districts in Benin reaching out to over 50000 producers. It was developed by AficaRice in interaction with research, extension, educational and farmers national organizations and with support from BMZ in the framework of the Green Innovation Centre Projects (ProCIVA). The national partners are the founding members.
AFRIS is a nonprofit profit and none governmental organization (NGO) based in Benin. It is a network that facilitates innovation, equitable economic development and sustainable resource management in a large number of districts and municipalities. Core values are independence, transparency, accountability and objectivity.
AFRIS positions itself between research and development (R&D) and aims to facilitate interinstitutional collaboration to better serve the actors of the various value chains and to amplify the impact of the technical and financial partners on the development objectives.
Donatien Vieyra President / Président
Richard Pliya Directeur Executif / Directeur exécutif
Natacha Agbo Knowledge Management / Gestion des Connaissances
Sylvestre Denahin Finance & Administration / Finance et Adminitration
Frejus Gnanvossou Management of Services / Gestion des services
Bastatou Lai da Gloria Secretariat / Secrétariat
Jonas Hinvi Project and Partnerships / Projet et Partenariats