Anne Floquet

Anne Floquet
University of Abomey-Calavi | UAC · Laboratoire d'Analyse des Dynamiques Sociales et du Développement (LADYD)

Dr en Sciences Agronomiques

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January 2013 - February 2016
University of Abomey-Calavi
Position
  • Maitre de Conférences
December 2011 - July 2014
University of Abomey-Calavi
Position
  • Joint Learning on Innovation Systems in African Agriculture
Description
  • Comparative analysis of smallholders innovation systems in Benin, Kenya and South Africa and joint learning about these IS; Short description of 20-30 innovation cases per country, their evolution over time; In depth description of 4 cases per country.
Education
January 1989 - January 1994
University of Hohenheim
Field of study
  • Agricultural Economics
September 1981 - September 1985
September 1973 - November 1977
Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieur des Techniques et Pratiques Agricoles
Field of study
  • Agriculture

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Publications (125)
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Pour contribuer à ralentir la dégradation de la fertilité des sols, le projet de «recherche pour le développement» YAMSYS développe des techniques de gestion intégrée de la fertilité des sols (GIFS), à base des fertilisants minéraux et organiques, testées par les agriculteurs dans leurs propres exploitations. Au regard, de l'exigence de l'igname po...
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Although agricultural productivity is often associated with food security, the interlinkages between agricultural productivity and food insecurity are less explored. The objective of this research is to analyse the interlinkages between agricultural productivity and food insecurity. It is based on a sample of 240 randomly selected farm households i...
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Although Agricultural productivity is often associated with food security, the causal links between agricultural productivity and food security ar less explored. The objective of this study is to test the approach of orthodox economists that agricultural productivity reduces food insecurity. The data used are collected from 240 agricultural househo...
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The objective of this study is to test the approach of heterodox economists that household food insecurity reduces agricultural productivity. It covers 240 agricultural households in the communes of Kérou and Boukombé, chosen by the quota method, where at least eight (08) agricultural households out of ten (10) suffering from food insecurity. The t...
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Reçu le 07 juin 2020, accepté le 11 juin 2020, publié en ligne le 15 juin 2020 RESUME Description du sujet. Au Bénin, l'agriculture alimente la croissance économique, offre des opportunités d'investissement et fournit des matières premières à l'industrie. La filière cotonnière par exemple représente 80 % des recettes d'exportation et concerne près...
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Au Bénin, l'agriculture alimente la croissance économique, offre des opportunités d'investissement et fournit des matières premières à l'industrie. La filière cotonnière par exemple représente 80 % des recettes d'exportation et concerne près de 325 000 exploitants agricoles. Ce sont pourtant des ménages agricoles qui sont les plus vulnérables et vi...
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RESUME Cette étude a analysé les déterminants de la dynamique de la pauvreté des producteurs agricoles des zones cotonnières au Bénin. Les données de panel utilisées, sur la période de 2003 à 2009, proviennent du Projet d'Appui au Monde Rural dans l'Atacora et la Donga. Le modèle logit multinomial non ordonné a été utilisé pour identifier les cause...
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This study aims to establish a causal relationship between agricultural productivity and food insecurity in Benin. It constitutes a theoretical and analytical basis on the simultaneity relation between agricultural productivity and food insecurity of the agricultural household of the communes of Boukombe and Kerou in Benin. Based on two theoretical...
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Producers in West Africa increasingly have to cope with climatic hazards, land pressure, and declining soil fertility. A major concern is the search for intensification methods adapted to various environments and types of farmers in order to ensure food security as well as a sustainable management of natural resources. Farmers have to innovate acco...
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Development in the agricultural sector conditions the sustainable economic development in African countries. Most of the intensification and modernization pathways require funding, which is neither internally nor externally available to smallholders. Lack of capital is a significant constraint to the development of the agricultural sector. Financia...
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Low access to financial services is known as a major constraint to development in the agricultural sector of both farms and small entrepreneurs within their value chains. This insufficient access is partly due to the lack of knowledge of the real uses and impacts of such credit upon its borrowers. Farm credit, for example, is expected to have a hig...
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Low access to financial services is known as a major constraint to development in the agricultural sector of both farms and small entrepreneurs within their value chains. This insufficient access is partly due to the lack of knowledge of the real uses and impacts of such credit upon its borrowers. Farm credit, for example, is expected to have a hig...
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The agroecological transition influencing food systems in Africa is mainly studied at farm level, while it is affected by changes in markets, processing and trade. This is the reason of the focus of this paper on a few cases of agricultural growth-poles and small-scale enterprise clusters in the root and tuber sector. Yam value chains and clusters...
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Sustainable land management is of utmost importance in Ethiopia and relies on Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) measures collectively implemented by smallholders through participatory processes. This paper contributes systematic evidence on how SWC strategies are implemented and how participation is operationalized. Drawing upon inductive, qualitat...
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Yam (Dioscorea spp.) is a tuber crop grown for food security, income generation, and traditional medicine. This crop has a high cultural value for some of the groups growing it. Most of the production comes from West Africa where the increased demand has been covered by enlarging cultivated surfaces while the mean yield remained around 10 t tuber h...
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Since 2004–2005 the cotton sector in Benin has been experiencing major problems that have caused a decline in production. To help the sector recover, the government intensified its intervention in the form of prices support. This study assesses the impacts of sharp increases in producer prices during the years 2009–2012 on cotton production and the...
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New farming technologies such as improved fallow of herbaceous legumes have been developed over the last 20 years as alternatives to traditional yam cropping systems in areas where shifting cultivation is no more possible. One aim of this research was to analyze actual adoption by smallholders of such a technology and influencing factors in the Sou...
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This paper presents insights gained from a cross-analysis of 13 agricultural innovation experiences in three African countries (Benin, Kenya and South Africa). The participatory assessment was conducted with a common analytical framework and inspired by the agricultural innovation system (AIS) perspective and focused on understanding how innovation...
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Les kluiklui ou kwlikwli sont des bâtonnets frits de pâte d’arachide partiellement déshuilée qui entrent dans la consommation alimentaire régulière des Béninois. Leur production dépend de savoir-faire artisanaux régionalisés. Les plus typiques sont ceux de la région Agonlin. Mieux connaître les préférences des consommateurs africains est une des co...
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The concept of Geographical Indication (GI) is a local development tool. In 2010, on ten thousand GIs identified in the world, Africa had none. However Africa has food products that have reputations or specific characteristics links to their origin. This is the case of two peanut food sub products (Agonlinmi and kwlikwli) in Benin, that undergoing...
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Traditional yam-based cropping systems (shifting cultivation, slash-and-burn, and short fallow) often result in deforestation and soil nutrient depletion. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of yam-based systems with herbaceous legumes on dry matter (DM) production (tubers, shoots), nutrients removed and recycled, and the soil f...
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La promotion des Systèmes Productifs Locaux est une stratégie majeure du Développement Economique Local. Ce manuel est destiné aux collectivités locales décentralisées, aux services techniques concourant au développement économique local, aux organisations professionnelles et aux divers fournisseurs d’appui qu’ils viennent du secteur de la finance,...
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La promotion des Systèmes Productifs Locaux est une stratégie majeure du Développement Économique Local. Ceci est la boite à outils du manuel ou "guide méthodologique de l'appui au développement des Systèmes Productifs Locaux" destiné aux collectivités locales décentralisées, aux services techniques concourant au développement économique local, aux...
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The consumption frequency, the consumer’s income, the specific quality attribute and the consent to pay Agonlin oil, an oil of high standard made with a traditional knowledge is transferred from generation to generation in Agonlin region. According to its attributes, this oil has been evaluated through 400 consumers from 5 different districts or mu...
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Access to grazing land and transhumance is usually analysed as an issue for livestock keepers who have to leave their arid and semi-arid zones to find grazing land, but this paper discusses in which terms it is also an issue for farmers and livestock keepers in the inflow areas of the semi-humid zones. In West Africa, it has been currently assumed...
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Résumé : Au Bénin, la production d’arachide représente environ 40% de la production totale de légumineuses (MAEP, 2012). Elle est assurée par de petites exploitations agricoles qui approvisionnent entre autres des unités artisanales de transformation locales. Pourtant, la production d’arachide arrive difficilement à satisfaire la demande sans cess...
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L'igname, culture dont l'importance économique est vérifiée, présente d'intéressantes potentialités pour améliorer les revenus des producteurs et atteindre l'autosuffisance alimentaire. Au Bénin, sa culture extensive et itinérante sur brûlis contribue à la déforestation. Des systèmes alternatifs pour sa sédentarisation émergent grâce aux efforts co...
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Door voortdurend te innoveren behoort Nederland tot de meest productieve en dynamische producenten van voedsel en agrarische producten ter wereld. Om het innovatievermogen verder te versterken zijn de topsectoren Agri & Food en Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen geselecteerd. Beide topsectoren zetten zwaar in op Nederlandse bijdragen aan een duurzame vo...
Technical Report
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This policy brief is the English summary of the Syscope Special on scaling innovation. It is one of the products of the research project ‘Innovation systems and scaling in practice’. This project was executed by Wageningen UR as part of the Knowledge Base research programme of the Ministry of Economic Affairs under themes: • Global Food Security pr...
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During last decades, numerous approaches of forest management involving local communities have emerged. Among them, the approach of community based forest management (CBFM) has been strongly recommended. However, capabilities of local communities to sustainably manage forest resources and improve their livelihood remain debatable. Thus, advocators...
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Purpose: Within the context of the European-funded JOLISAA project (JOint Learning in and about Innovation Systems in African Agriculture), an inventory of agricultural innovation experiences was made in Benin, Kenya and South Africa. The objective was to assess multi-stakeholder agricultural innovation processes involving smallholders. Approach: C...
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West Africa has major problems relating to the impact of slash-and-burn shifting cultivation on soil systems. In order to design more sustainable yam cropping systems, agronomy research in Benin has implemented trials in partnership with smallholders on alternative yam-based systems using shrubby (Gliricidia sepium) and herbaceous (Aeschynomene his...
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Traditional yam cropping systems are based on shifting cultivation and slash and burn which lead to deforestation and soil degradation. The objective of this study was to determine the productivity of cropping sequences with herbaceous legumes and their effects on the profitability of subsequent yam. We compared smallholders' traditional cropping s...
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Urban-rural linkages are analysed in relation to food trade circuits within a context of increasing informality of the economy in West Africa caused by the economic crisis and high unemployment. Comparisons between maize, yam, livestock and locally processed fresh food trade networks reveal some differences in their features and institutions. Howev...
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Une concentration d’entreprises d’un même secteur dans une même localité s’explique par les externalités positives générées du fait de leur proximité spatiale et sociale. Celle-ci favorise l’émergence de dynamiques de croissance et de différenciation au sein de ce secteur. Une telle concentration est connue sous la dénomination de cluster. Notre co...
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Relationship between production and consumption of fruit grown on the Allada plateau in southern Benin. Abstract — Introduction. In Benin, the diet of the population is deficient in vitamins and minerals; consumption of fruits and vegetables could be an effective way to prevent nutritional deficiencies and chronic disease. In this context, it was i...
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Poverty is a multidimensional, dynamic and continuous phenomenon. These characteristics of poverty showed that the poors are heterogeneous group and the necessity to target a specific kind of poors for an efficient struggle against poverty. That’s why the objective 1 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) foresaw not to struggle against poverty...
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The decomposition of the environmental degradation cost in Benin Republic revealed that the agricultural activities are responsible of the greatest amount of this cost (76.1%). This situation is strengthened by the fallow periods shortening (and even suppression) in the southern Benin in general, because of demographic pressure. The promotion of so...