Prof. Bonaventure Rigobert HOUNDEKON

Prof. Bonaventure Rigobert HOUNDEKON


Special Attributions

Head of the Maritime Fisheries Department; Director of the Artisanal Maritime Fisheries Project; Responsible for Community Development / Monitoring & Evaluation at the Integrated Development of Artisanal Fisheries Pilot Project of the FAO; Responsible for fish farming at the Regional Center for Rural Development (CARDER Mono); Fisheries coordinator at the Regional Center for Rural Development (CARDER Atlantique); Consultant for several organizations (FAO, Roche International Office, Coyne & Belier –CEDA (Hydroelectric development of Adjarala on the Mono river).

Degrees Obtained

  • Diploma of Higher Studies in Social Practices
  • Diploma in Oceanography and Maritime Fisheries
  • Certificate in Management of Fisheries Cooperatives


  • 1987University of Moncton - Shippagan (Canada). Certificate on the management of fishing cooperatives.
  • 1983 - 1985University of Rennes 2. Cooperative College of Western Brittany (France) Diploma in Higher Studies in Social Practices; admitted in equivalence of Diploma of General Agronomy of the National University of Benin
  • 1975 - 1978School of Oceanography and Maritime Fisheries of Thiaroye (Senegal). Diploma of Technical Officer of Oceanography and Marine Fisheries
  • 1975Institute of Breeding and Veterinary Medicine of the Tropical Countries of Maisons Alfort. Diploma in Sanitary Inspection of fishery products
  • 1969-1973Ina Rural Training Center (Benin). Elementary Patent of Tropical Agriculture

Positions Held

  • March 2019 - PresentManager of the Fertility Fresh Products Company in Glo Aglansa - Abomey-Calavi -Bénin
  • December 2017- February 2019Farmer in Savè and Glo Aglansa –Abomey Calavi Benin
  • December 2013 - November 2017Consultant for the Agricultural Diversification Framework Program financed by the Government and the World Bank, located in Cadjèhoun, COMTEL building, Cotonou -Bénin
  • February 2008 - November 2013Consultant for the Emergency Food Security Program financed by the Government and the World Bank housed in the premises of the National Office for the Stabilization of Prices for Agricultural Products (ONS), Akpakpa -Cotonou and at the COMTEL Building, Cadjèhoun Cotonou (Benin)
  • January 2004 - February 2007Manager of a fishing vessel "Le Laffite" at the Cotonou Fishing Port
  • March 2007 - January 2008Rest. Address: C / 49 parcelle I Abomey-Calavi Maison HOUNDEKON, Quartier ZOCA
  • November 1973 - December 2003Official at the Directorate of Fisheries - Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAEP) - Public Administration-. Retirement. Directorate of Fisheries, Akpakpa, Cotonou; Regional Action Center for Rural Development (CARDER) Lokossa and Abomey-Calavi, Benin.

Computer Skills

MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)90%

Local Language


Language Skills