Guy Apollinaire Mensah

Guy Apollinaire Mensah
National Institute of Agricultural Research of Benin | INRAB · Agricultural Research Centre of Agonkanmey

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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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Gnansounou, S.C.; Abdul-Kareem, R.; Castro Gbedomon, R.; Valre Salako, K.; Apollinaire Mensah, G., and Gll Kaka, R., 2022. Impact of Covid-19 on coastal fishing and stakeholders' response strategies in Benin, West Africa. Journal of Coastal Research, 38(2), 279288. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208. Coastal fishing is of immense importance in...
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Résumé Adansonia digitata L., Afzelia africana Sm., Dialium guineense WiIld., Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex A. De., Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A. Juss., Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth., Tamarindus indica L., sont sept espèces ligneuses autochtones du Bénin d'importance socio-économique et médicinale, mais vulnérables et ayant des graines récalc...
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Human pressures have accelerated the degradation of protected areas, especially in developing countries where populations depend heavily on forest resources. In order to limit the pressures on these areas, governance models are implemented. The present study aims to assess the impact of the governance experienced by the W Transboundary Biosphere Re...
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Maggots are a beneficial protein source for feeding monogastric animals of rearing. However, their production by natural oviposition of flies can induce an environmental impact and microbiological hazards for both animals and humans. In order to access the abundance of flies and the spread of pathogens agents in a maggot production system, a fly de...
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National parks are of great interest for the biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services delivery. However, their effectiveness in achieving the objectives that motivated their establishment depends on the performance of the governance model. Using the case study of the Transboundary Biosphere Reserve of W, Benin (TBRW/B) for the period 2000-2...
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An inventory of the population of local chickens in the village of Hessouhoué in southwestern Benin is being carried out for the economic development of chickens. The objective of the study was to characterize the local chicken populations encountered in the study environment. Observation and measurement are used for qualitative and quantitative va...
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Le but de ce travail est de rechercher le contenu pollinique et d’évaluer l’importance des pollens de Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp dans du miel collecté dans un champ de Cajanus cajan, dans la commune de Djida ; au Sud du Bénin. De décembre 2018 à avril 2019, l’inventaire des plantes mellifères sur le site d’étude a été réalisé simultanément à la réco...
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Le monde entier subit des changements profonds surtout de son climat ces dernières décennies. L’agriculture béninoise n’échappe pas à ces perturbations climatiques. La présente étude a pour objectif d’inventorier les stratégies d’adaptation des opérations culturales face aux changements et variabilités climatiques et de présenter le calendrier de s...
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The snail meat is very appreciated by the Beninese population, however, its quality is not under control. This study aims to evaluate the morphological characteristics, technological, organoleptic and nutritional quality of snail meat marketed for consumption. For this purpose, 120 giant African snails (Archachatina marginata, Archachatina ventrico...
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The use of insects such as black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) and common housefly (Musca domestica) as an alternative source of protein in animal feed has gained interest in recent years. This study investigated the effect of four growing substrates on the biomass, crude nutrient and mineral composition of M. domestica larvae. After a 5-day grow...
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In West Africa, African locust bean (P. biglobosa (Jacq.) Benth.) and Shea (V. paradoxa (Gaertn. F) are among the most important multipurpose plant species commonly found in traditional agroforestry systems. Most of research on these species are dominated by patterns and properties of their food uses, and additionally cosmetics for the shea. Yet, t...
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Protected areas play an important role in the sustainable conservation of biodiversity. In southern Benin Republic, the Lama Forest Reserve is a refuge for wildlife. It also generates significant incomes for the local population. However, anthropogenic activities together with uncontrolled hunting are increasingly threatening the sustainability of...
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Diet plays an important role in satisfying the vital needs of most animal species, including Phacochoerus africanus and Potamochoerus porcus, two suids found in Benin. It is also a determining factor in the habitats selection in protected areas. We identify the preferred habitats and detect the diet of the red river hog and the common warthog throu...
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Suids are key species in terrestrial ecosystems, particularly in Africa where they are subject to threats and, at the same time, are sources of income for populations. This study has summarized the literature on suids, highlighting the various aspects that have not yet been clarified for new research perspectives. To achieve this objective, scie...
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Background Despite the number of wild animals that are useful to the local population and have served as a basis for ethnozoological research in Benin, others such as Phacochoerus africanus and Potamochoerus porcus remain poorly documented according to their uses. They are already facing threats to their proper conservation in ecosystems where they...
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Fish farming is developing in Benin since more than ten years, particulary with the implementation of aquaculture projects as part of benino-japanese cooperation projects. One of the constraints registered is the lake of good quality feeds made with local ingredients. So, the principal protein source that is fish meal is imported and expensive with...
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In Benin, the major constraint to aquaculture production is related to the availability of good quality and locally accessible feed. This constraint is due to the high cost of the raw materials used in the manufacture of feed. The objectives of this study are to develop effective feed formulas containing garlic for the grow-out of juveniles of C. g...
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L’étude aborde la dynamique de l’évolution des emblavures, de la production et l’incidence des activités agricoles sur les conditions de vie des populations. L’objectif global était, d’évaluer les incidences socio-environnementales et économiques des activités agricoles dans le département de l’Atacora au nord-ouest du Bénin. Les méthodes utilisées...
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Dans les pays en développement, la demande en lait et produits laitiers ne cesse de croître. Face à une telle demande, les principaux défis à relever dans les élevages bovins sont sanitaires et alimentaires. Pour cela, une expérimentation a été menée à la Ferme d'Elevage d'Okpara (FEO) au Bénin pour évaluer l'effet de la complémentation à base de l...
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Background Housefly ( Musca domest ica L. 1758) larvae are used in various parts of the world for animal feeding either by exposing substrates for natural oviposition or in industrial systems involving an adult rearing unit to produce eggs that are then placed in a substrate suitable for larval development. In order to develop M. domestica rearing...
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L’étude aborde la dynamique de l’évolution des emblavures, de la production et l’incidence des activités agricoles sur les conditions de vie des populations. L’objectif global était, d’évaluer les incidences socio-environnementales et économiques des activités agricoles dans le département de l’Atacora au nord-ouest du Bénin. Les méthodes utilisées...
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Pages (pp.) 10-19. echerche Agronomique du Bénin (BRAB)-Numéro 86-Le BRAB est en ligne (on line) sur le site web http://www.slire.net et peut être aussi consulté l'Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin (INRAB) http://www.inrab.org ISSN sur papier (on hard copy) : 1025-2355 et ISSN en ligne (on line) Bibliothèque Nationale (BN) du Béni...
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In tropical Africa and particularly in Benin, the feeding of ruminants in the dry season is a major problem for breeding. Understanding the eating behaviour and ingestion of cattle on pasture is necessary for the rational management of pasture and herds. Brerwer’s are cereal co-products available and valuable as food supplements. Thirty-one scienti...
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Ruminants feeding, especially smalls ruminants, is a major problem in tropical Africa. The availability of local foods does not often attract the attention of farmers and these foods are not properly studied. Baobab is a plant that is widespread in Northern Bénin and whose organs can be incorporated into the diet of these animals. This revealed the...
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L’amélioration des techniques d’extraction d’huile et la production de palmiers sélectionnés ces dernières décennies a entraîné une augmentation des déchets issus de la transformation des noix au niveau de certaines huileries qui peinent à les valoriser. Ces déchets sont donc accumulés dans certaines usines et posent des nuisances environnementales...
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Le compost est l’engrais organique le plus facile à produire par le producteur. Sa production est recommandée sur un sol inondable, en tas dans les zones subhumides et en fosse dans les zones sahéliennes. Par contre, le compostage en bac se fait sur tout type de sol et dans toutes les zones agro écologiques. La fiche technique présente la méthode d...
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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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Work on fuelwood plantations has often focused on wood productivity as a result of the wood production objective and disruptions associated with development and harvesting activities. However, in fuelwood plantations, wildlife contributes to overall diversity and plays a key role in the biodiversity conservation and assessment process. The study ai...
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Understanding of herbivorous eating behavior on pasture bid interest for breeding and environment. Therefore the objective of the study was aimed to study eating behavior of mixed cattle (Gir x Borgou) on Panicum maximum C1 in North Benin. Twelve young bulls and twelve suckler cows are respectively distributed in three lots of four animals each. Al...
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The handling, capturing, butchering, and transportation of wildmeat can increase the risk of zoonoses, including the Ebola virus disease (EVD). Guinea, West Africa, experienced a catastrophic outbreak of EVD between 2013 and 2016. This study aimed to understand local people's sources of information concerning EVD, their perceptions of potential wil...
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The present study aimed to assess the physical and chemical properties of the agro-processing by-products decomposed by fly larvae and to be promoted as soil amendment. The biodegradation process was performed using larvae of Musca domestica and Hermetia illucens during 30 days on corn bran, a mixture of soybean bran and corn bran (1:1 ratio), and...
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Hunting is an important activity for the survival of local communities. However, unregulated hunting threatens the sustainability of wildlife and subsequently affects the same populations. This study investigated bushmeat hunting practices and their implications in wildlife sustainable management in Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina-Faso). A total of 226 hun...
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Maggots represent an alternative to deal with the inaccessibility of protein source inputs in poultry farming. The study aimed at analyzing the feeding behaviour of local guinea fowl which received dried maggots and other feeds in cafeteria feeding. Twelve adult guinea fowls were assigned individually in a completely randomized block design with th...
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The study examines economies of scale and sources of total factor productivity growth on poultry farms producing table eggs in Benin Republic. We use panel data on commercial poultry farms from 2010 to 2018 and the flexible translog production function to estimate a stochastic frontier and economies of scale. The results showed that there were sign...
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Benin’s domestic production of pork is deficient because of the animals’ low productivity. This study aimed to evaluate the zootechnical performances of pigs reared in south Benin. Data on zootechnical performances and reproduction management were collected from 63 farms in the departments of Ouémé and Plateau. These data were analyzed with SAS sof...
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RESUME Trente variétés améliorées de riz de bas-fonds ont été introduites par la sélection variétale participative, dans les communes de Dangbo, de Covè et de Zogbodomey dans la Vallée de l'Ouémé au Sud-Benin. Les riziculteurs ont choisi les trois meilleures variétés. Une évaluation paysanne a été conduite dans une parcelle d'expérimentation au sta...
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L’étude aborde la dynamique de l’utilisation des terres à travers l’évolution des emblavures et de la production des principales cultures, puis l’impact des activités agricoles sur l’environnement et les conditions de vie des populations. Objectif : L’objectif global de l’étude était d’évaluer les impacts socio-environnementaux des activités agrico...
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Objectif : L’élevage du canard de Barbarie est moins développé au Bénin comparativement aux poulets et à la pintade. L’objectif de l’étude est de caractériser cet élevage dans le Sud du Bénin. Méthodologie et résultats : Ainsi, une enquête a été réalisée de Juin 2015 à Août 2016 dans 213 élevages de canard de Barbarie répartis dans trois zones agro...
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Pages (pp.) 54-69. gronomique du Bénin (BRAB)-Numéro Agricole Durable (DAD)-Août 2019 Le BRAB est en ligne (on line) sur les sites web http://www.slire.net & http://www.inrab.org ISSN sur papier (on hard copy) : 1025-2355 et ISSN en ligne (on line)
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Bien que l'autruche soit élevée en captivité durant de nombreuses années, son comportement a fait l'objet d'une attention limitée. L'étude a permis d'observer, de décrire, d'inventorier et de quantifier les divers paramètres des comportements du Struthio camelus australis élevé en captivité dans un ranch privé au nord-ouest du Bénin dans le but d'é...
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Water reservoirs are the most numerous fishing environments in the north part of Bénin. The study investigates on the economic profitability determinants of fishing activity in northern Bénin water reservoirs. At this end, with the aid of personal questionnaire, focus-group and direct observation, data were collected from 84 fishermen and 28 water...
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Feed digestibility indicates how much the body uses feed and its nutrients. This study aims to make a literature review on the digestibility of balanced feed given to farmed rabbits in Africa. Data used for this literature review were collected through many scientific papers published from 2008 to 2018 and uploaded to Google Scholar, Pubmed, Agora...
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La production de l’anacarde (Anacardium occidentale )s’est intensifiée ces dernières années au Bénin (Gnonlonfin et al., 2010a et 2010b ). Sa production permet de résoudre les problèmes complémentaires de développement tels que l’économie, le social et l’environnement (Adéoti et al., 2010 ). La production de la pomme cajou ou le faux fruit est est...
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The current ram-fattening scheme in Benin requires to feed-intensive using agro-industrials by-products, such as cottonseed cake. The high cost and the inaccessibility of this feed constitutes a contraint of the wide adoption of this fattening technique. The use of some locally available feed resources such as Okara, whose the availability, the acc...
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L’insémination artificielle est une technique de fécondation sans intervention directe du mâle, par dépôt de sperme dans les voies génitales de la femelle. Elle est utilisée pour la diffusion du progrès génétique et permet à l’éleveur de gagner du temps dans l’exploitation. Elle est également un outil de contrôle des pathologies vénériennes de cont...
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Background: The improvement in pig zootechnical performances is a common practice in Benin. This improvement of the performances is made by the choice of the best reproducers in farms and the crossbreeding between the different breeds. Aim: This study aims to characterize practices related to consanguinity management in pigs reared in Ouémé and...
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Feeding the herd is one of the main obstacles to the development of the livestock sector, especially in the dry season. It would therefore be interesting if food supplements were brought to the sheep in order to allow them to externalize their production capacities. The research was carried out at the sheep's national center of the stock farm of Be...
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A field study with a completely randomized design was carried out to evaluate the antiparasitic activity of dried seed meal of unripe mature papaya fruit on gastrointestinal parasites of the traditional chicken farming system in Ketou district. The targeted parasites were Ascaridia galli, Eimeria sp., Capillaria sp. and Heterakis sp. Nine chicken f...
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Most Benin's pig farmers do not have access to commercially feeds due to its high cost, which obliges them to make their own diet using available local feedstuffs in their localities. The study assessed the nutritional values and chemical composition of the diets composed by farmers and the raw materials used to prepare such diets. For this purpose...