From August 12 to 14, 2021, Savalou shone with the 2nd edition of the agropastoral fair of its commune. The BeninCajù project financed by USDA and implemented by TechnoServe and CRS was a partner in the event. Located in the south-central part of the country in the Collines department, Savalou is a municipality in Benin that stretches nearly 58 km from west to east and covers an area of 2,674 km², or 2.37% of the national territory. 17.84% of the commune's territory is cultivated, i.e. 30% of the cultivable area, which corresponds to 45,300 ha. Belonging to the agro-zone of high food crop production (yams, cashew nuts, maize, cassava, cowpeas, chili peppers and lowland rice), cattle and small ruminant farming complements the national livestock population available. The economic potential of the commune of Savalou is based primarily on extensive agriculture supervised by the Agence Territoriale de Développement Agricole Borgou Sud - Donga - Collines (ATDA 4), local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the Union Communale des Producteurs (UCP). There is at least one Village Group (GV) in all 52 villages of the commune. These increasingly dynamic GVs are organized into unions or cooperatives. All this potential of the Collines region deserves to be developed and highlighted. This was the reason for the Agricultural Days of the Commune of Savalou in 2020. Following these achievements, it proved useful to create an opportunity to promote and enhance the agricultural potential of the commune of Savalou through an Agropastoral Fair. This departmental fair, which was held from August 12 to 14, 2021, brought together the actors of the agricultural sectors of the Collines Department and its six (6) Communes. The House of the Association of Development of the Commune of Savalou (ADCS) served as a framework for the events of this agropastoral event which brought together farmers, breeders, fish farmers and processors of agricultural products, institutional actors such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the prefectural and communal authorities, technical and financial partners including the BeninCajù project. Read more here.