Fifanou Vodouhe

Fifanou Vodouhe
University of Parakou | UP · Faculty of Agronomy

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Introduction
1. Promoting Value Chains for Non-Timber Forest Products to support Biodiversity Conservation in Benin (West Africa) 2. Increase local communities’ awareness about biodiversity conservation within protected areas by assessing the factors influencing their conservation attitudes.
Additional affiliations
October 2013 - May 2017
University of Parakou
Position
  • Professor
February 2011 - December 2013
Laval University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
January 2005 - September 2013
University of Abomey-Calavi
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (40)
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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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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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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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Bananas and plantains production is an important income source for millions of small farmers. The increased demand for bananas and plantains on national and international market would justify its value chain development. However, its value chain faces several constraints, of which production and marketing turn out to be the most important. This stu...
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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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Humans rely on plants in their environment for food and medicine. Understanding how humans select plant species will help us anticipate what plant species will be valuable for society in the future. However, previous approaches to study the drivers of plant selection have been criticized. We explored medicinal plant selection using a refined method...
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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 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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In northern Benin, several agroforestry species are nectar-producing, with high medicinal and food values. These species are currently threatened by the destruction of their habitats caused by deforestation and agriculture, mainly cotton production. Considering their importance for humans and beekeeping, this investigation was carried out in one of...
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This study was carried out around two forest reserves (Alibori-Supérieur and Ouénou-Bénou) in Northern Benin. It aimed to highlight the knowledge of the surrounding communities and their perceptions about the importance of the ecosystem services provided by these forest reserves as well as the factors that influence their knowledge and perceptions.
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Background: Ecosystems provide humanity with goods and services known as ecosystem services. The value of these services represents a basis for political decision-making. To be sure that these decisions are made on a valid basis, policymakers require an understanding of the biophysical processes involved. This study was carried out around two fore...
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Many causes are suspected to explain the decline of medicinal plant species. This study aims to understand the threats on Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloïdes and Morinda lucida in Benin in order to plan sound conservation strategies. A total of 247 respondents of the Southern and Central Zones of Benin were interviewed based on the uses of each target speci...
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Understanding the socio-cultural importance of indigenous fruit trees (IFT) and its determining factors is a prerequisite for developing their value and making management decisions. This study documented traditional knowledge (TK) and the cultural importance (CI) of Lannea microcarpa, a neglected and underused indigenous fruit tree found in Benin’s...
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This study investigated the importance of mangrove to dwellers of Ouidah and Grand-Popo Districts, Southern Benin and focused on the medicinal exploitation of mangrove plant species. Data were collected through individual and group interviews on forty respondents. The respondents comprised traditional healers, fishermen, salt preparation specialist...
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Description du sujet : La présente étude vise l’étude des perceptions et des attitudes des populations riveraines sur la conservation de la forêt sacrée de Kpassè. Objectifs : Nous testons l’hypothèse selon laquelle les attitudes des populations favorisent la conservation de la forêt. Méthodes : Un échantillon aléatoire de 66 acteurs composé d’ho...
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Findings are available on termitaria and their vegetation in the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve and other Sudanian regions in West Africa, but research without dissemination and impacts on communities seems not to be useful. This work aims at providing non-governmental organization (NGOs) and forestry advisers with useful data for environmental educati...
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This study assesses the financial value of one hectare of savannah vegetation in Sudanian region of West Africa based on the potential extraction of Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs). Our methodology provides multiple estimations of NTFPs production from each species for two years and also takes into account variation in NTFPs prices. Given the re...
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This work explores factors supporting people perception about mine site restoration and phytoremediation. Phytoremediation is one of the most eco-friendly restoration strategy emerged since the last two decades but studies on local people perception on this restoration strategy are scarce. To fill in this gap, data were collected from mining stakeh...
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Medicinal plants are important in the life of African populations and there is nowadays an increasing need to gathering information related to them. In order to highlight the importance of termitaria to local populations, we investigated within the Pendjari Biosphere reserve the medicinal uses made from plant species found in association with them....
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The present research aimed at assessing the biodiversity of wild edible trees and cultural values that support their maintenance in the traditional agroforestry 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 a semi-structured survey am...
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We analyze the contribution of Parkia biglobosa fruit harvesting as source of income for local communities around the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve in Benin and the role that this exploitation plays in improving the conservation status of this species. We interviewed 124 farmers in five villages and conducted field surveys on 80 plots of 50 m* 50 m. R...
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Wild edible trees are expected to play a significant role in the crop diversification programs and agroforestry development in Africa. In the present study, the diversity of wild food species and socio-economical factors that support farmers' choice for the species used in these systems were assessed. A number of selected sites in each of the 3 cli...
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This is a review article on Piliostigma reticulatum (DC.) Hochst. It contains information on the species origin and geographic distribution in tropical Africa, production and international trade, properties, adulterations and substitutes, a detailed botanical description of the plant, propagation and planting, diseases and pests, harvesting and pos...
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In the past, the conservation of biodiversity has been mostly understood in terms of the management of protected areas and natural forests, ignoring the possible role of farm areas and the ways through which rural communities have promoted biodiversity in their subsistence agricultural production systems. The present study focused on the floristic...
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African communities traditionally use medicinal plants for their primary healthcare. To ensure the sustainable use of these species one of the crucial issues is to document African communities' indigenous medicinal knowledge. To achieve this goal, the present study evaluated the use frequency and the knowledge of local Beninese communities on the e...
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Estimating the Local Value of Non-Timber Forest Products to Pendjari Biosphere Reserve Dwellers in Benin. This paper uses an indices method based on participant ranking of species to quantify use–values of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and the socio-economic factors that influence these values for people living around the Pendjari Biosphere Re...
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This paper assesses the effects of the marketing of seven commonly-used medicinal plants on their sustainable use. Data were collected from a sample of 100 marketing agents by direct interviews and ANOVA (analysis of variance) was used to test profit margin distribution across actors involved in the marketing of medicinal plants. Results show that...

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Projects (6)
Project
Assess Ethnobotanical Utilization, Ecology of the species in Benin as well as Conservation Straegies for its sustainable exploitation.
Archived project
Mieux appréhender les facteurs liés à la vulnérabilité et accessibilité des populations vivant au Sud-Bénin, Afrique de l'Ouest. En déduire les facteurs concourant à la pauvreté et proposer des axes de développement pour sortir les populations de cette pauvreté.