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Kindomihou Valentin

Kindomihou Valentin
FSA,UAC-Benin

PhD Agronomy

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January 2013 - July 2016
Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey Calavi
Position
  • Associate Professor, Laboratory of Applied Ecology
January 2013 - July 2016
FSA,UAC
Position
  • Associate Professor (Animal Production Systems and Agrostology),
January 2013 - September 2017
FSA,UAC
Position
  • Agrostology and forage ecophysiology

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Publications (90)
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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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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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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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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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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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The runoff and soil loss were assessed in situ at the scale of 2.12 m 2 plots during the rainy season of 2010 to better understand the determinants and magnitude of the massive soil loss and land subsidence (donga) in the sub-humid zone of Africa in Karimama, North Benin. The experimental design was a split plot with two factors: the topography in...
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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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Background: This research aimed at assessing the diversity of timber species used in wood carving in southern Benin, identify various sources of wood as well as most species used. We also stated that wood is recorded as the most used part for carving. The scarcity or availability of species with quality wood and their causes in recent years were as...
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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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Background Apiculture faces many constraints including the use of agrochemicals. Chronic exposure to chemical pesticide use results in the loss of honeybee colonies and alters detoxification mechanisms and immune responses, driving them more susceptible to parasites. This study aims at investigating the impact of agrochemical use on honeybee commun...
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Morphological characterization is the first step in studying the genetic diversity of cultivated plants. The present study examined agro-morphological performance of the pearl millet local accessions collected across the Niger country, aimed to: (a) characterize, (b) discriminate morphologically the pearl millet accessions groups and (c) identify t...
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Please note that following publication of the original article [1], Figs. 4, 5 and 6 in the article have been updated to remove oblique lines that were erroneously rendered in the figures.
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Background: An ethnobotanical study was conducted in the eight regions of Niger to identify local knowledge variation of millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br) uses. In fact, the level of individual knowledge can be affected by many factors such as gender, age, ethnicity, occupation, religious and cultural beliefs, etc. This study documented indig...
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Water erosion is a major land degradation process in Karimama in northern Benin. It leads to soil structure degradation, in particular, the functional attributes of the soil pores, which transmit and retain water to facilitate root growth. The objective of this study is to establish the typology of dongas according to the residual materials found i...
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Beekeeping is an alternative source of income for beekeepers and is included in the forestry management plan of Benin. The decrease in honey production was reported by beekeepers recently due to the proliferation of the honeybees Apis mellifera adansonii pests in beehives. The purpose of this study was to improve quantitatively and qualitatively th...
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L'objectif de l'étude est d'évaluer les modèles habituellement utilisés pour identifier les doses économiques des fertilisants N, P 2 O 5 et K 2 O. L'étude implique l'ajustement de chaque modèle aux résultats d'analyses chimiques des feuilles D et des rendements obtenus avec les niveaux de chaque fertilisant N, P 2 O 5 et K 2 O. On retient que la f...
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This research evaluates potential carbon capture of sweet sorghum, switchgrass, and corn grown in Portageville, Missouri, from 2007 to 2009. Our results showed that corn grain C content averaged 43%, whereas C grain captured was 1.3–4.7 Mg C ha⁻¹ depending on year and N rate. N fertilization significantly increased C capture, but not C content of g...
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Dans ce contexte de déficit fourrager, devenu structurel en terroir sahélien, du fait des changements climatiques et de la pression démographique, le mil est de plus en plus exploité comme une plante fourragère ou du moins une plante à double fin (grain et fourrage) dans le souci d’assurer la sécurité alimentaire du bétail. Au Niger, le mil se trou...
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Silica (SiO 2) in forage grasses has been found in reducing cell-wall digestibility. This study investigates whether: (i) the seasonal variability affects the silica and minerals accumulation and forage values of leaves of R. cochinchinensis and (ii) silica concentration is correlated with minerals and fodder value. In an itchgrass population selec...
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While waste management is given more care for protecting the environment and human health, agro industrial wastes are still a concern, in developing countries. This study quantitatively assesses the palm oil wastes generated by mills and describes their management in Southern Benin. Twenty four out of 335 regional palm oil mills were randomly selec...
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Les sites naturels sacrés regorgent d’espèces traditionnellement protégées. Cette étude menée de juin 2013 à décembre 2013 à Kandi (milieu soudanien) a permis de décrire les espèces de varans et d’analyser la structure morpho-métrique des varans sacrés. Les observations directes, les enquêtes ethnozoologiques semistructurées sur 74 chefs de ménage...
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La dynamique spatio-temporelle de l’occupation du sol et les facteurs de dégradation ont été analysés à partir des images Landsat de 1972, de 1990 et de 2008, de la télédétection et d’un système d’information géographique (SIG), dans le Parc National du W et sa périphérie dans le Nord-Ouest du Bénin. L’objectif de la présente étude est d’une part d...
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Objective: To evaluate the effect of shelter and different type of manure on degradation of palm oil mills wastes during composting and on growth and yield of African spinach (Amaranthus hybridus) grown on acrisol . Methodology and results: Palm oil mills wastes were composted, with poultry manure or cow dung with and without shelter. The experimen...
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Palm oil mill wastes (POMW) are well known to be rich in phosphorus, nitrogen, calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. This study was carried out in 2012 to assess farmers' practices on utilization of POMW in agriculture in the south of Benin. A total of 335 palm oil mills from the Communal Union of Palm Oil Producers were randomly selected and s...
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Water erosion, chemical degradation, wind erosion and physical degradation have been reported as main types of soil degradation in the world. In Karimama district water erosion is a major process for soil degradation. Nevertheless, water erosion can be a consequence of degradation of the soil structure, especially the functional attributes of soil...
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This research aimed to determine the optimum nitrogen fertilization rate on three soils for producing biomass sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor cultivar M81E) and corn (Zea mays cultivar P33N58) grain yield and to compare their responses. The research was conducted in Missouri in rotations with soybean, cotton, and corn. Seven rates of nitrogen (N) we...
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Objectives: The study was carried out on the site of Koussin and Lélé in the southern Benin, exploring the efficiency of the supply of the pearl and super granule urea (46%) and NPK 15-15-15 for rice production in the inland valley. Specifically, the study aims to assess the effect of the different forms of urea and NPK 15- 15-15 on the growth and...
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Response to nitrogen fertilizer of 2 grass species, Pennisetum polystachion and Setaria sphacelata, and one legume Tephrosia pedicellata was studied in northern Benin. The 3 species are native in Sudanian grasslands and occur on tropical ferruginous soils. The experimental plots were fertilized with a basal dressing of potassium chloride and triple...
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Les colonies sauvages d’abeilles jouent un rôle primordial dans la pollinisation et constituent également un moteur pour les productions apicoles dans les pays en développement. Au Nord-Ouest du Bénin, la chasse de miel par les apiculteurs traditionnels est l’une des causes de la réduction des productivités dans les ruchers. Une étude d’inventaire...
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Objectif : Cette etude examine les meilleures especes vegetales et les techniques d’amenagement et de conservation des eaux et sols (CES) utilisables pour elaborer les meilleures strategies de rehabilitation des ecosystemes soudano-saheliens degrades au Nord-Benin. Methodologie et resultats : Pendant 105 jours, un essai multifactoriel a ete execute...
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Savannahs are widespread vegetation type in Sudanian zone of Africa. As protected areas are often assumed to be the best way to conserve biodiversity, we assessed the effectiveness of the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve in Benin, for maintaining savannah woody species composition, diversity and structure. Square plots of 900 m2 were randomly established...
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The grassland resource could be better managed if the effect of different defoliation regimes on the amount of the dry matter and nutritive value was known. Consequently, 9 ecotypes of Panicum maximum were evaluated in central region of Benin with an average 1100 mm annual rainfall during 3 years for ley pasture without any fertiliser input. Three...
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Introduction. Shea tree (V. paradoxa C.F. Gaertn.), a species endemic to the Sudanian savanna woodlands, is dominant in the parklands of West Africa where it is of great socioeconomic importance. However, shea tree has been reported in recent decades to be threatened by plant parasites, Loranthaceae. Our study aimed to assess possible variation of...
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Background: Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a crop that holds promise for cellulosic biofuel production. To minimize fertilizer costs, farmers prefer to reduce crop removal of nutrients from the soil when biomass is harvested. The objective of this study was to monitor, from May 2008-November 2009 at Portageville (MO, USA), the nutrient concen...
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Environmentally induced variation in germination percentage and energy of naked caryopses of Loxodera ledermannii (Pilger) W.D. Clayton ex Launert in subhumid Benin (West Africa) ABSTRACT This study investigated the conditions for maximizing germination of Loxodera ledermannii, an earlier and nutritional tropical fodder grass species. We examined t...
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Savannahs are widespread vegetation type in Sudanian zone of Africa. As protected areas are often assumed to be the best way to conserve biodiversity, we assessed the effectiveness of the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve in Benin, for maintaining savannah woody species composition, diversity and structure. Square plots of 900 m2 were randomly established...
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This study tests the hypothesis that sustainable indigenous vegetable production can be achieved through organic fertilization. To that end, three tropical indigenous vegetable (Amaranthus caudatus, Celosia argentea, Corchorus olitorius) croppings were subjected to poultry manure fertilization in order to appreciate the plant’s response observed us...
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Brachiaria ruziziensis is an important grass forage species in humid subtropical areas, namely in western Africa. An experimental trial carried out in Benin compared (over a period of 3 years) the impact of 3 different row spacings (20, 40 and 80 cm) and nitrogen fertilizer applied at 4 different dose rates (0, 50, 100 and 200 units N/ha) on Brachi...
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The Diagnosis and Recommendation Integrated System (DRIS) is a potential method for interpreting plant foliar nutrient composition. It provides a reliable means of linking leaf nutrient concentrations to the yield of sorghum, and has been developed for this crop using experimental data from organic and inorganic trials carried out in the Upper Catc...
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This study aim to find the mostly used forest species for firewood, to establish predictive models for the wood potential and evaluates the needs and the potentialities of production of the ligneous in Velingara-Ferlo Rural Community (Senegal) in western Africa. Three mostly preferred firewood species (Combretum glutinosum, Pterocarpus lucens and...
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Silica in forage grasses has been found to be an important factor in reducing cell-wall constituents’digestibility. As the more the silica concentration, the less the grasses digestibility, techniques for silica reduction in grasses are needed. The silica rate reduction might induce other important nutrients ‘reduction. This study examines temporal...
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The use of critical concentration approach to diagnosis the nutrient status of plants is somewhat erroneous in that ‘critical nutrient concentrations’ are not independent diagnostics, but can vary in magnitude as the background concentrations of other nutrients increase or decrease in crop tissue. The Diagnosis and Recommendation Integrated System...
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: Silica in forage grasses has been found to be an important factor in reducing cell-wall constituents’ digestibility. As the more the silica concentration, the less the grasses digestibility, techniques for silica reduction in grasses are needed. The silica rate reduction might induce other important nutrients ‘reduction. This study examines tempo...
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In Senegal, people often used local plants for healing. Ethno botanical surveys conducted in several rural communities on a sample of 184 farmers were allowed to collect thirty three (33) native plants used to treat intestinal worms, malaria, hypertension, sexually transmitted infections, toothaches, menstrual cramps, hepatitis, cough and scar. The...
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The use of critical concentration approach to diagnosis the nutrient status of plants is somewhat erroneous in that ‘critical nutrient concentrations’ are not independent diagnostics, but can vary i n magnitude as the background concentrations of other nutrients increase or decrease in crop tissue. The Diagnosis and Recommendation Integrated System...
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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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Nitrogen fertilization and nutrient removal are some of the greatest challenges associated with the production of bioethanol from corn grain in the United States. The project was conducted in Missouri from 2008 to 2009 in a silt loam soil to determine the effect of N fertilization on the nutrient removal by corn grain. Corn grain removed 31 to 201...
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Background and aims – The Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa), a multi-purpose species highly valued for the oil obtained from its seeds, is commonly maintained in the semi-arid parklands in West African Sudanian zone. However, most of the trees were reported to be infested with mistletoes – plant parasites that may lead to death of the Shea tree and t...
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Nutritional diagnosis is an important tool for increasing fruit yield and fruit quality through efficient fertilization management. The aim of the study is to investigate whether there are specific DRIS norms for pineapple ‘Perola’ for a better soil fertility management in Benin. A preliminary Diagnosis and Recommendation Integrated System (DRIS) n...
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: Caesalpinia benthamiana est un arbuste sarmenteux fortement épineux. Ses aptitudes agronomiques et à la lutte antiérosive des retenues d’hydraulique pastorale ont été testées dans le cadre du Projet de Développement de l’Elevage (PDE) au Bénin. Il en est de même des conditions optimales de germination. Elles ont été déterminées dans le but d´une...