Brice Sinsin

Brice Sinsin
University of Abomey-Calavi | UAC · Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (FSA)

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Background: African pangolins are currently experiencing unprecedented levels of harvesting, feeding both local demands and the illegal international trade. So far, the lack of knowledge on the population genetics of African pangolins has hampered any attempts at assessing their demographic status and tracing their trade at the local scale. We con...
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Most African women spend a lot of time on housework unpaid works, such as collecting fuel, cooking at home, and looking after children. They spend around 3.5–8 h a day collecting firewood from a long distance, sometimes coming back very tired. New technologies are using to reduce women time spent for unpaid working including solar cookers that also...
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Agroforestry systems are the last refuge habitats for many large old trees. This study assessed the management and the protection of Milicia excelsa (Iroko) trees in agricultural landscape of Dogbo district in southern Benin. A socio-economic survey with 288 respondents combined with an inventory of M. excelsa trees in agricultural lands were carri...
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Vegetable soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) is a highly nutritious crop in Africa whose attributes make it a product of choice to formulate diets with numerous human health benefits. The crop is still novel in West Africa, but is making inroads in many countries of the region. The objective of this study was to evaluate selected vegetable soybean vari...
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The ethnobotanical utilization of five neglected herbaceous species, Argemone mexicana L., Heliotropium indicum L., Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn., Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth and Schrankia leptocarpa DC. was investigated in Southern Benin to determine the ethnomedicinal and magic knowledge on them. Thirty-six herbal medicine traders were...
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L'utilisation de l'occupation du sol des parcours de la Basse et Moyenne Vallée de l'Ouémé (BMVO) au Bénin ne suit pas une rationalité pour une productivité durable. La présente étude vise à analyser les changements spatio-temporels de l'occupation du sol des parcours et à modéliser cette dynamique. Dans ce cadre, les images Landsat ETM de 1998, La...
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Background and aims- Atacora Mountains (AMs) are a geo-morphologically, ecologically and floristically important ecosystem in Benin. Unfortunately, nearly entire the area remains without official protection. Considering the high pressure on the flora and vegetation during last decades, identification of suitable conservation areas at finer scale is...
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This study investigated the socio-economic benefits and the relationships in terms of dependence or resources between the W Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (WTBR) in Benin and adjacent communities, over the period from 2000 to 2017. The methodological approach included a survey of opinions and incomes conducted among 340 households. The statistical...
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This study examines biological and agronomic responses of Loxodera ledermannii to the compost application. A complete random block of 3 treatments (0 t/ha, 5 t/ha and 10 t/ha of organic fertilizer in 3 replicates was designed. Each plot (1.5 m x 2 m) is seeded 24 tussocks acclimated in the Botanical Garden of the UAC from 2011 to 2013. Leaf morphom...
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Understanding what shapes the mammal species poaching in protected areas is critical to developing targeted management strategies for reducing poaching. We collected the data for poaching incidents on the GPS coordinates from 2011 to 2017 to map poaching incidents in the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve. Poaching incidents were then related to environmen...
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Socio-demographic factors are often responsible for the persistent neglect of orphan crops such as Kersting’s groundnut (Macrotyloma geocarpum) in sub-Saharan Africa.The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of socio-demographic factors on production of Kersting’s groundnut (KG), as a basis for informing policy and development ef...
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Understanding the effect of seed size and maturity level on their germination capacity is essential to propagate a species effectively. This study assessed variations in seed germination of the indigenous fruit tree species Lannea microcarpa in relation to seed maturity levels and morphotype traits. Three fruit maturity levels (green, green-red, an...
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This research focuses on Kigelia africana in Benin where it is widely used in traditional medicine but receives little attention from researchers. In addition, this species has recently been recorded as threatened in the country. The aim was to gather ethnobotanical knowledge using a printed semi-structured questionnaire to collect data from herbal...
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Mangroves are one of the most threatened ecosystems globally. Likewise, they benefit many restoration efforts. However, these efforts have often disregarded potential effects of climate change on selected species and foreseen changes in physico-chemical conditions of mangrove ecosystems. This study aimed to model current and future climatic and phy...
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Abstract: Large old trees (LOTs) are emblematic elements of the cultural landscape and can live for hundreds of years. They represent an intermediate aspect of cultural heritage, linking spirits and humans. They can also provide a range of ecosystem services. In spite of their importance, declining numbers have been reported. This study examined th...
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Edamame , has many nutritional and human health benefits and is likely to overcome malnutrition, a common scourge among West African populations. This study aims to identify sensory preference criteria in order to select edamame varieties that meet the organoleptic needs of potential consumers in Benin. Ten soybean varieties were selected on the ba...
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Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) G. Don, Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir, Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C. C. Berg, Prosopis africana (Guill., Perrot. and Rich.) Taub., Afzelia africana Sm. and Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss. are the most highly valued indigenous tree species in the agroforestry systems of the Ouémé catchment area. However, information on the pop...
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Illegal hunting of wildlife is one of the major issues in tropical ecosystems, especially when it occurs in highly degraded habitats with forest cover fragmentation. In this study, we assessed the impact of bushmeat hunting in a large forest patch (the Lama Natural Forest; LNF) and 11 nearby forest islands, using Traditional Ecological Knowledge fr...
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The study of probabilistic regimes of decadal rainfall in Banikoara commune revealed the existence of stochastic dependence, which was analyzed on the basis of Markov chains applied to two sub-periods (1971-1990) compared to (1991-2010). The results revealed (i) low rainfall variability characterized by a 5% increase in rainfall heights from the fi...
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In West Africa, dairy production plays a vital role in the economy and the wellbeing of the population. Currently, dairy production has become vulnerable due to climate variability. The main objective of this study is to investigate dairy farmers’ perceptions and adaptation strategies towards climate variability and change in West Africa. Individua...
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The African baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) is a multipurpose orphan tree species of the semi-arid and sub-humid Sub-Saharan Africa where it plays an important role in rural livelihoods. Its wide distribution and dense nutrition properties make it an important species for food and nutrition security in Africa. However, despite the increasing interes...
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Understanding tree species autecology and population structure supports effective conservation actions. Of particular importance are multipurpose trees that provide non-timber forest products (NTFPs). We assessed the population structures and morphologies of two species of NTFP trees in the genus Mimusops across bioclimatic zones in Benin by sampli...
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We conducted in the Dahomey Gap (DG) a pioneer study on the genetic tracing of the African pangolin trade. We sequenced and genotyped 189 white-bellied pangolins from 18 forests and 12 wildlife markets using one mitochondrial fragment and 20 microsatellites loci. Tree-based assignment procedure showed the ‘endemicity’ of the pangolin trade, as stri...
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Le changement climatique s’est fait observer dans la commune de Banikoara par une tendance à la hausse des hauteurs annuelles de pluie sur la période 1970 et 2014. Toutefois, le nombre annuel de jours de pluies a considérablement baissé. La conséquence est la survenance régulière de fortes pluies (R25 : Pluie journalière supérieure ou égale à 25 mm...
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Identification and assessment of the influence of socio-cultural beliefs in the perception of ecosystem services values are increasingly important for the management of forest resources. In this paper, we present a comparative study of local perceptions of the diversity of ecosystem services, values and priorities between communities living near sa...
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Little is known about folk perception of pearl millet livestock fodder status across the Niger republic. Thus, this work assesses farmers' perceptions of the main pearl millet accessions fodder performance features in Niger. To that end, we: (i) Identify farmers' criteria for choosing pearl millet accessions fodder-profile, (ii) Analyze the farmer...
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Cowpea [Vigna ungriculata (L.) Walp] is a main legume food cultivated for its leaves and grains in Benin. However, cowpea production is limited by insect pests with flower bud thrips being the most damaging and can cause up to 100% yield loss. Host plant resistance is the best strategy to control the pest. This study aimed to screen Benin cowpea ge...
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The study on milk quality in relation to climate adaptation was conducted in West Africa in order to assess the performance of dairy production systems’ climate adaptation strategies on milk microbiological and physico-chemical quality. 54 samples of raw milk, pasteurized milk and local cheese collected from three dairy production systems (extensiv...
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Beninese protected areas are under pressure which is felt more on the W Cross-border Biosphere Reserve in Benin (RBTWB) located in an area with high agricultural production. Knowledge of the factors of degradation and measures to reduce this pressure is necessary for optimal conservation of natural resources. The présent research aims to analyze...
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The financing of income-generating activities (IGR) microprojects to alleviate pressure from populations on the W Benin Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (RBTWB), appears to be important for improving the living conditions of households. The objective of this study is to assess the socio- economic impacts of IGAs from the Protected Areas Management...
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Benin’s coastal area is still teeming with important forest relics despite various human pressures on ecosystems. The objective of this research is to analyze the spatio-temporal dynamics of land use at the periphery of the forest relics around the Benin coastal lagoon between 1982 and 2017 as well as the measures that ensure their protection. The...
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In West Africa, dairy production plays a vital role in the economy and the wellbeing of the population. Currently, dairy production has become vulnerable due to climate variability. The main objective of this study was to investigate dairy farmers’ perceptions and adaptation strategies towards climate change in West Africa. Individual interview and...
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Promoting ecological and organic agriculture (including livestock) requires biological resources and alternatives. Cymbopogon schoenanthus is a sudano-sahelian grass species whose crude leaf essential oils, in addition to their antifungal, antimicrobial, antibacterial and acridifuge or acridicide properties, can be an alternative to chemical insect...
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Background. Ethnobotanical knowledge on four herbaceous species, Acmella uliginosa (Sw.) Cass., Momordica charantia L., Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn., and Scoparia dulcis L., in Benin was investigated. Methods. Herbal medicine traders in six different markets were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. The linear regression test...
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Water erosion threatens large areas around the world. Donga is one of the witness of Gully erosion in northern Benin which induces serious threats to the natural habitats. This study was conducted to evaluate soil moisture content in different donga type (microdongas, mesodongas and megadongas) and its variation at different topographic level. The...
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Health risks associated to the use of tropical wildlife have so far been envisioned through the lens of zoonotic pathogens spread by the bushmeat trade, putting aside the equally vibrant network of traditional medicine markets (TMMs). We collected information on the preservative techniques used for animal body parts from TMMs in Benin through a sem...
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La perte de la biodiversité végétale, liée à la dégradation des parcours est l’un des défis pour les pays d’accueil des transhumants. La présente étude visait à analyser les caractéristiques structurales et la diversité floristique des groupements végétaux dans la Basse et Moyenne Vallée de l’Ouémé (BMVO). Les données phytosociologiques, collectées...
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Woodlands in the Sudanian zone are under different management regimes, including total protection and controlled use mainly for feeding livestock and collecting fuelwood. This study conducted in Sudanian woodlands of Benin, around the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari (BRP) aimed to: (i) determine the effect of selective stem thinning and branch prunin...
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The sustainable conservation of forest resources in a context of climate change and population growth would be compromised in their current form of exploitation by rural communities. The objective of this study is to assess the impact of climate change on the dynamics of habitats favorable to species of conservation priority in the forests under ON...
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Background Pangolins are trafficked in unsustainable volumes to feed both local and global trade networks for their meat and the medicinal properties of their derivatives, including scales. We focus on a West African country (Benin) to assess the medicinal and spiritual values of pangolins among different ethnic groups and identify the cohort of bu...
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Understanding the niche and habitat requirements of useful and threatened species, their shifts under climate change and how well protected areas (PAs) preserve these habitats is relevant for guiding sustainable management actions. Here we assessed the ecological factors underlying the distribution of two multipurpose and threatened species, Mimuso...
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The conservation of wildlife populations requires regular studies for effective monitoring. However, although necessary, these studies are difficult to implement, particularly in the developing countries where the lack of financial resources and appropriate material are felt. Nowadays, the use of drones has grown steadily, opening up new avenues fo...
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The paper focuses on soil erosion problems in the W National Park and its Land use areas. Dongas is a gully erosion that occurs in Karimama district and can be classified into three main types according to their size (i) microdongas (0.20 m ≤depth≤ 1 m), (ii) mesodongas (1 m <depth≤ 3 m), (iii) megadongas (depth> 3 m). The study accessed the water...
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2nd Edition of International Conference on Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies. Letter of abstract acceptance and invitation.
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Heat stress, increased morbidity and mortality most often characterize the direct impact of climate change on livestock farming and modify the conditions of animal production. The present study aims to analyze the influence of climate change (CC) and breeding modes on the reproductive parameters of cattle herds in the cotton zone of North Benin ove...
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Research on Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in West Africa has made considerable progress. This provides a collection of hug number of scientific evidences that can be pooled in the form of book for the characterization and monitoring of changes in NTFPs. Numerous observations point out the difficulties in efficiently pooling data in view of the...
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Research Application Summary The present research aimed at assessing the biodiversity of wild edible trees and cultural values that support their maintenance in the traditional agroforesty systems of Benin. A number of selected sites in each of the 3 climatic zones of the country were surveyed and data were collected through a field exploration and...
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Background Ethnobotanical knowledge on four herbaceous species, Phyllanthus amarus, Spilanthes uliginosa, Momordica charantia and Acalypha ciliata in Benin was investigated. Methods Thirty-six herbal medicine traders in six different markets were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. The Relative Frequency Citation, Fidelity Level, Use...
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In urban areas, anthropogenic factors are a source of pressure on street trees and sometimes cause damage to the road landscape. This study, carried out in the city of Porto-Novo in Benin, aims to describe the forms of pressures observed on street trees. An inventory of the forms of mutilation observed on the tree species has been realized. It’s...
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La jacinthe d’eau (Eichhornia crassipes) est une plante aquatique à fort potentiel d’invasion qui empêche les milieux humides de jouer leurs rôles écologiques, économiques et sociaux. Pourtant, cette plante est valorisée à diverses fins dont la production d’engrais organiques, très prisée par les maraîchers. Une fois le site et la méthode de compos...
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Kersting’s groundnut is an orphan legume crop which area of distribution is limited to West Africa. Beside the high protein content, Kersting’s groundnut has appreciable levels of essential minerals and vitamins. This added to its palatability and physical appearance of dishes prepared out of its grains, gives to the crop a high market value. Howev...
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Kersting’s groundnut is an orphan legume crop which area of distribution is limited to West Africa. Beside the high protein content, Kersting’s groundnut has appreciable levels of essential minerals and vitamins. This added to its palatability and physical appearance of dishes prepared out of its grains, gives to the crop a high market value. Howev...
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This research aimed at assessing the diversity of timber species used in wood carving in southern Benin, impact of this activity on forest conservation, and carvers’ willingness to contribute to species conservation. A preliminary survey was conducted to determine the number of wood carvers in three districts of Southern Benin. Then, a semi-structu...
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Background: This research aimed at assessing the diversity of timber species used in wood carving in southern Benin, identify various sources of woods as well as their ranking as most used. We also stated the relative importance of species of which woods were recorded as the most used. The scarcity or availability of species woods and their causes...
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Climate change is one of the most important challenges for human society and, to a large extent, affects agricultural forecasts with consequences for food and nutritional security. Indeed, in order to develop more adequate adaptation strategies in the short, medium and long term in response to the problems, this study aims to simulate future climat...
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en Bowé (hardened ferricrete soils formed by erosion, drought or deforestation) are often associated with termite mounds, but little is known about these mounds and their role in the restoration of soils and plant biodiversity on bowé. This study examined termite mounds on bowé and their effects on soil depth and plant richness. Sixty‐four sampling...
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Background This research aimed at gathering knowledge on the medicinal exploitation and magic utilization of Kigelia africana in Benin. The species has received very little attention in Benin where it is widely used in traditional medicine to treat diseases and recently recorded as a threatened speciesMethodsA semi-structured questionnaire was used...
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Studies on how biodiversity influences ecosystem multifunctionality (EMF) help elucidate ecological mechanisms (e.g. niche complementarity and selection) underlying provision of multiple ecosystem services. While it is acknowledged that biodiversity contributes to EMF, the relative importance of functional traits diversity (niche complementarity) a...