Georges Djohy

Georges Djohy
University of Parakou (Benin)

PhD

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Introduction
Georges Djohy is graduated with a Diploma in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology from the University of Parakou (Benin). He was awardee of African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP). In 2012 he won a Deutsche Akademiker Austache Dienst scholarship, making it possible for him to complete his doctoral research at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Georg-August University of Göttingen (Germany).
Additional affiliations
April 2013 - present
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Project: Pastoralism and socio-technological transformations in northern Benin: implications for environmental change policies
Education
October 2004 - July 2009
University of Parakou
Field of study
  • Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

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Publications (41)
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Studying gendered power relations among Fulani pastoralists in Benin
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Le projet « Décentralisation des fonds climat » (DFC) est actuellement mis en œuvre au Sénégal et au Mali, afin de promouvoir la mise en place d’un mécanisme décentralisé pour la collecte et la gestion des fonds climat. Pour ce faire, il doit renforcer, les capacités décisionnelles des collectivités et communautés locales. L’hypothèse établie par l...
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The Decentralising Climate Funds (DCF) project is currently being implemented in Senegal and Mali to promote a decentralised mechanism for raising and managing climate funds, by strengthening the decision-making capacities of local authorities and communities. The DCF hypothesis is that social inclusion in decision-making further enhances community...
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The shifting of power from international humanitarians to local actors is currently seen as the right direction to increase the impact of aid and improve its effectiveness. Our ethnographic study on the configuration and dynamics of humanitarian aid in the flood-prone areas in extreme northern Benin analyzed the organization and functioning of aid,...
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Aim/Purpose: This article uses the enrollment approach contained in the Actor-Network Theory (ANT) to challenge the deterministic perspectives of doctoral socialization and offers a new perspective based on co-construction between social and technological entities mobilized during the doctoral education as a driver of success. Background: Most stud...
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This study uses the perspectives of political ecology and of science and technology studies to highlight how socio-technological change over recent decades has influenced cultivation and livestock-keeping in northern Benin. The introduced agricultural technologies are negotiated and adapted in use to shift power relations to the benefit of some rur...
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P astoralists throughout Africa face increasing pressures. In Benin, governmental development policies and programmes in crop farming are changing power relations between herders and farmers to favour the latter. How are the Fulani pastoralists responding to these threats to their existence? Georges Djohy explores the dynamics in local use of natur...
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La transhumance, dans un environnement en mutation, est devenue un motif de préoccupation internationale. En effet, les facteurs climatiques s'ajoutent aux facteurs anthropiques pour accentuer ces dernières décennies la dégradation des parcours pastoraux. Les aires protégées et les écosystèmes contigus qui représentent des espaces convoités par les...
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The mobile phone has spread recently in rural Benin as one of the new technologies most widely adopted by Fulani pastoralists, who have generally been regarded as hostile to novelty. This article analyses the logic and forms of appropriation of mobile phones in connection with the socio-economic transformation that accompany it. An ethnographic app...
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The Republic of Benin strives to become an agricultural power and emerging economy in the medium term. Many reforms were undertaken in various sectors to achieve this vision and numerous partnerships created regionally and internationally. However, the implementation of state policies involves different interpretations that can empower some actors...
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Climate perceptions, impacts and responses: a synthesis of lessons from eight African countriesEdited by Tracy Cull and Katherine Vincent
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The cooperative mini‐dairies spread across West Africa in the recent decades. These are generally initiatives endowed with national and international funds promoting food security and market access from milk locally produced. Benin Republic also implemented various pilot projects that led to the creation of SOCOLAIG mini‐dairy which worked successf...
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We aim at analyzing the social representations of meningitis in a changing environment. The socio-anthropological study conducted in Northern Benin revealed that meningitis might be caused by the sun, the wind, the dirt or falls sometimes into the unknown. It is described as neck disease targeting especially innocent people like children. Local pot...
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Popular representations of epidemic meningitis in a context of climatic change in Northern-Benin We aim at analyzing the social representations of meningitis in a changing environment. The socio-anthropological study conducted in Northern Benin revealed that meningitis might be caused by the sun, the wind, the dirt or falls sometimes into the unkno...
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The agricultural sector was liberalized in Benin since the 90s. The government took back the sector in 2007 and the public-private partnership was canceled. This led to a conflict between public and private actors who use various strategies to undermine each other.  Therefore, the State was faced with huge difficulties in supplying, in due time, i...
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The district of Karimama in Northern Benin, occupied by the W Park on about five-sixths of its surface, evokes a land characterized by a lack of farmland, the severity of the climate with recurrent extreme events (droughts and floods) and the lack of access roads. This paper investigates the perceptions of communities on their territory and some on...
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Rangelands have undergone drastic deterioration in recent decades due to environmental changes and anthropogenic factors. The protected areas and their surrounding ecosystems, spaces coveted by both herders and farmers are areas of inter-professional clashes, despite the formal regulations that are being exerted. The present study in northeastern B...
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Benin Republic suffered a lot from a kind of warring and abusing transhumance during the last decades. Both National and Sahelian visiting herders rely on somehow weak local and regional institutions, leading assaults against opponent or competing groups. The absence or the occupancy of animal corridors was one of the conflicting concern within hos...
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Our study sets forth the vulnerability of rural communities in northern Benin to meningitis. Climatic and epidemiological series were mobilized on a period of 30-years from 1983 to 2012 through the respective databases of the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). For conve...
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Our study sets forth the vulnerability of rural communities in northern Benin to meningitis. Climatic and epidemiological series were mobilized on a period of 30-years from 1983 to 2012 through the respective databases of the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). For conve...
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Ce papier analyse les stratégies de protection des ressources naturelles à la lumière des pratiques locales d'accès aux ressources productives.
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Agricultural production, pillar of food security and economic growth in African low-income countries, is genuinely affected by climate change. Nowadays, index-based risk transfer products occupy an important place in international discussions on coping and adaptation strategies. This study was carried out in rural Benin to investigate adoption proc...
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Animal production plays a crucial role in the economy of West African countries. However, in the context of climate change, the scarcity of water resources due to drought and high spatio-temporal variability of precipitations, influences considerably pastoral activities. This has driven conflicts among herders in most arid and semi-arid areas espec...
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This paper outlines the processes through which farmers of Northern Benin build and manage their production network by using mobile phone communications. The empirical data were collected on 120 farmers in the district of N’Dali, one of the main producers of cotton for export and food in the country. The socio-anthropological method used for the da...
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L’amélioration des services énergétiques, qui s’inscrit implicitement dans les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement, est fortement corrélée avec la réduction de la pauvreté (SMDD, 2002 ; ESMAP, 2002). Il est démontré que l’accès à une source d’énergie fiable et accessible est indispensable en zone rurale pour la transformation et la valori...
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Le Nord-est du Bénin de par sa position stratégique, a vu se succéder dans le temps, plusieurs politiques de gestion des ressources naturelles essentiellement basées sur les aires protégées qui sont des espaces convoités aussi bien par les communautés d'éleveurs que celles des agriculteurs. L'approche coercitive mise en oeuvre en 1995 a conduit au...

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