The purpose of this study is to assess the local knowledge on the habitats and uses of Lippia multiflora in. Benin. A total of 180 households distributed in four ethnic groups in the Sudano-Guinean (Mahi, Bariba and. Peulh) and the Sudanian zones (Boo and Peulh) in Benin were surveyed. The perception of the local.
The use value of the species was 0.65 for food, 0.50 for medicine versus 0.03 for handicraft. Mahi ethnic group used mainly the leaves of the plant species for health care, while Boo and Peulh used mainly the inflorescences as food (sauce, soup and tea). Bariba ethnic group used the stems for handicraft. Diseases treated ...
30 juin 2013 ... Bariba estiment que l'érosion hydrique est le principal facteur de la fragmentation des forêts denses. Tandis que pour les Lokpa, et les Peulh, la fragmentation des forêts denses a pour cause la pauvreté des sols. De même, les groupes socioculturels estiment que la durée de la fragmentation des forêts ...
Des terroirs de deux aires culturelles du Bénin (Bariba au Nord et Nagot au Centre) ont été choisis en 1999 et 2000 pour étudier ce savoir faire, les méthodes utilisées et ... In the eight villages, the main purpose of domestication is not declared creation of new varieties but it is justified by (1) the search for good disappeared ...
Les origines de la diversité variétale des ignames et le maintien de cette diversité ont été étudiés dans 240 exploitations du Bénin réparties dans huit terroirs, 150 ans l'aire culturelle Bariba (sous-préfecture de Sinendé de juin à octobre 1999) et 90 dans l'aire Nagot (sous-préfecture de Banté, de juin à octobre 2000).
Traditional ecological knowledge-based assessment of threatened woody species and their potential substitutes in the Atakora mountain chain, a threatened hotspot of biodiversity in Northwestern Benin, West Africa.
Agbani, Pierre Onodje; Kafoutchoni, Konoutan Médard; Salako, Kolawolé Valère; Gbedomon, Rodrigue Castro; Kégbé, Ahuéfa Mauricel; Karen, Hahn; Sinsin, Brice
Atakora mountains in Benin are a unique but fragile ecosystem, harboring many endemic plant species. The ecosystem is undergoing degradation, and the woody vegetation is dramatically declining due to high anthropogenic actions and recurrent drought. This study aimed to (i) assess the diversity of threatened woody species and (ii) identify their potential substitutes in the three regions of the Atakora mountains namely East Atakora, Central Atakora, and West Atakora. The data were collected during expeditions on surveyed localities through semi-structured individual interviews. Free-listing was used to record threatened woody species and which were important and why. Alpha-diversity indices were used to assess diversity of threatened and important threatened woody species. A correspondence analysis was used to determine the reason supporting their importance. Differences in species composition were assessed using analysis of similarities. A number of potential substitutes were compared among species using generalized linear models. A total of 117 woody species (37 families and 92 genera) were identified. The most prominent families were Fabaceae (19.66%), Combretaceae (12.82%), and Moraceae (10.26%), and the richest genera were Ficus (10 species), Combretum (6), and Terminalia (5). Most threatened species differed across regions (East Atakora, Central Atakora, and West Atakora) and included Afzelia africana, Anogeissus leiocarpa, Borassus aethiopum, Diospyros mespiliformis, Khaya senegalensis, Milicia excelsa, and Pterocarpus erinaceus. Most socio-economically important species (K. senegalensis, Parkia biglobosa, Vitellaria paradoxa, and V. doniana) were used mainly for food, timber, and fuelwood purposes. Old and adult people, and Dendi and Fulfulde sociolinguistic groups had greater knowledge of threatened woody plant species. High intercultural differentiations in species composition were detected between Bariba-Berba and Bariba-Natimba. Knowledge of substitutes
Focus in this discussion of Benin is on the following: the people; geography; history; government and political conditions; economy; defense; foreign relations; and relations between the US and Benin. The population totaled 3.8 million in 1983 with an annual growth rate of 2.6%. The infant mortality rate is 45/1000 and life expectancy 46.9 years. The population comprises about 20 sociocultural groups. 4 groups -- the Fon, Aja, Bariba, and Yoruba -- account for more than half of the population. The name was changed from Dahomey to the People's Republic of Benin in 1975. 2 years after the military coup d'etat in 1972, Marxism-Leninism was declared the guiding philosophy of the new government. Marxism-Leninism remains the official doctrine, but the government has moved to take account of popular resistance to a radical social transformation, as well as problems encountered in attempting to establish a centrally directed economy. Benin is ranked as 1 of the world's 35 poorest countries. The commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors are all experiencing severe problems. The government's newest 5 year plan for 1983-88 places a stronger emphasis on developing agriculture. In so doing, the government hopes to assure its own domestic needs and to become a supplier of basic foodstuffs to the region. Benin's Armed Forces number about 3000 personnel. Benin is a member of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organization of African Unity. Relations with France are important because of historical, cultural, economic, and aid links. After 1972, relations between the US and Benin became strained as Benin moved to strengthen its ties with the Soviet Union and other socialist countries and mounted harsh propaganda attacks on the US.