Roch L. Mongbo

Roch L. Mongbo
University of Abomey-Calavi | UAC · Laboratory of Social Dynamics Analysis and Development Studies (LADyD)

PhD, Full Professor Development Sociology

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October 2010 - August 2015
University of Abomey-Calavi
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Purpose Wagashi Gassirè (WG) is a traditional cheese produced from cow milk following local processing methods in Benin. The aim of this study was to describe the milk processing methods and the preservation practices with the objective of improving WG production and sanitary quality. Methods A survey was carried out among 390 actors (84 dairy far...
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This article attempts to understand and analyze the logic behind the "Patanti". The research context is the municipality of Cobly (Atacora-NorthWest Benin), especially the M'belmè area. The article was developed from a case study. The empirical work has been informed by observations, document analysis and about twenty in-depth interviews. These las...
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Projects often aim to provide new services and to introduce new knowledge and expertise in agricultural matters, management of family farming and peasant organization. It was the case for the projects named LISA 1 and PAMRAD, conducted in the municipality of Cobly in the northwest of Benin. Their operational approach involved intermediary NGOs. The...
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Un consensus semble avoir été trouvé en sciences sociales pour dire que l’innovation ne peut se réduire à une invention technique ou organisationnelle mais résulte du processus social qui mène à son adoption ou son rejet. Cet ouvrage s’attache précisément à décrire ces déplacements qui peuvent concerner les frontières juridico-professionnelles tout...
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Yam (Dioscorea spp.) is a tuber crop grown for food security, income generation, and traditional medicine. This crop has a high cultural value for some of the groups growing it. Most of the production comes from West Africa where the increased demand has been covered by enlarging cultivated surfaces while the mean yield remained around 10 t tuber h...
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Les kluiklui ou kwlikwli sont des bâtonnets frits de pâte d’arachide partiellement déshuilée qui entrent dans la consommation alimentaire régulière des Béninois. Leur production dépend de savoir-faire artisanaux régionalisés. Les plus typiques sont ceux de la région Agonlin. Mieux connaître les préférences des consommateurs africains est une des co...
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Parmi les contraintes au développement de la pisciculture au Bénin, les problèmes liés à l’alimentation occupent une place importante. Ainsi, aussi bien le coût des aliments que leurs qualités et valeurs nutritives constituent des préoccupations soulevées à toutes les rencontres ayant trait à l’aquaculture. Par conséquent, la présente étude a été r...
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The concept of Geographical Indication (GI) is a local development tool. In 2010, on ten thousand GIs identified in the world, Africa had none. However Africa has food products that have reputations or specific characteristics links to their origin. This is the case of two peanut food sub products (Agonlinmi and kwlikwli) in Benin, that undergoing...
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The consumption frequency, the consumer’s income, the specific quality attribute and the consent to pay Agonlin oil, an oil of high standard made with a traditional knowledge is transferred from generation to generation in Agonlin region. According to its attributes, this oil has been evaluated through 400 consumers from 5 different districts or mu...
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Access to grazing land and transhumance is usually analysed as an issue for livestock keepers who have to leave their arid and semi-arid zones to find grazing land, but this paper discusses in which terms it is also an issue for farmers and livestock keepers in the inflow areas of the semi-humid zones. In West Africa, it has been currently assumed...
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Résumé : Au Bénin, la production d’arachide représente environ 40% de la production totale de légumineuses (MAEP, 2012). Elle est assurée par de petites exploitations agricoles qui approvisionnent entre autres des unités artisanales de transformation locales. Pourtant, la production d’arachide arrive difficilement à satisfaire la demande sans cess...
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Rice production in inland valleys in Southern Benin was initiated by the public sector. The subsequent devolution of responsibility for maintaining the collective irrigation infrastructure to farmers created an opportunity to study the factors that affect cooperation in canal maintenance. We used a social dilemma perspective to compare three rice p...
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In the oil palm-based cropping system on the Adja Plateau, land titling plays an important role. Landowners argue that oil palm fallow (dekan) restores soil fertility, but in the long-term it is also an instrument in the struggle for control over land. A land-titling programme in the study area allowed an analysis of the relationship between titlin...
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During last decades, numerous approaches of forest management involving local communities have emerged. Among them, the approach of community based forest management (CBFM) has been strongly recommended. However, capabilities of local communities to sustainably manage forest resources and improve their livelihood remain debatable. Thus, advocators...
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Attention is presently paid to forest conservation because of its potential for the sequestration of carbon. More than rural forest, urban forest is of greater utility because of it can serve as a natural low cost laboratory for pedagogic activities of several schools. Unfortunately those forests are regressing in Benin. The objective of this study...
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This study investigates the technical and institutional factors that hinder the effective use of irrigation water and the development of the local rice value chain in an inland valley of Benin. Primary data have been collected in three areas: Koussin-Lélé, Bamè and Zonmon. The diagnosis indicates that both local and higher level institutional barri...
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The Adja plateau (Benin) is densely populated by tenant and landowner farmers engaged in oil palm based cropping. Landowners use oil palm sap for the production of sodabi (a local spirit), and an oil palm fallow (if no crops are grown beneath the palms) to restore soil fertility. In this area, growing oil palm for its oil is uncommon. Tenants acces...
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This study investigates the technical and institutional factors that hinder the effective use of irrigation water and the development of the local rice value chain in an inland valley of Benin. Primary data have been collected in three areas: Koussin-Lélé, Bamè and Zonmon. The diagnosis indicates that both local and higher level institutional barri...
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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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Cette étude vise à apprécier le niveau d’agressivité des communautés béninoises vis-à-vis du lamantin (Trichechus senegalensis), une espèce faunique protégée menacée au Bénin. Réalisée d’avril à mai 2002, l’étude a porté sur quatorze (14) villages répartis dans les Départements de l’Ouémé, de l’Atlantique, du Mono et du Zou. De l’analyse des inform...
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A participatory diagnostic study of the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) seed system (OPSS) was conducted along a gradient of rainfall and distance to the oil palm research centre across the oil palm growing belt of Benin. The objective was to identify, jointly with key actors, the constraints in the OPSS and to assess the performance of the OPSS...
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This paper analyses the organization of the rice seed sector in Guinea with the overall objectives to assess how organizational settings affect seed supply to small-scale farmers and to suggest institutional changes that would favour seed service and uptake of varieties. Data were collected in Guinea, West Africa, using focus group discussions with...
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I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION • Oil palm=world's 3 rd most produced edible oil after soya and rapeseed (Phosri et al, 2010) • 1950-1959, oil palm= 80% of Benin's exports, = 10% of total world production (Dissou, 1988) • Lately, Oil palm is one of the national priorities of Benin in agricultural sector (van Huis et al, 2008. • The first 4-5years, oil pa...
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Les origines de la diversité variétale des ignames et le maintien de cette diversité ont été étudiés dans 240 exploitations du Bénin réparties dans huit terroirs, 150 ans l’aire culturelle Bariba (sous-préfecture de Sinendé de juin à octobre 1999) et 90 dans l’aire Nagot (sous-préfecture de Banté, de juin à octobre 2000). La diversité variétale obs...
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Avec les difficultés liées à sa production et la concurrence d’autres cultures (coton, mais, manioc…) on se demande si l’igname continue encore à jouer les rôles alimentaires et culturels qui autrefois lui étaient dévolus. L’étude menée dans la commune de Sinendé, grande productrice d’igname dans le nord Bénin, auprès des exploitations de cinq terr...
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"Beyond local development, the political agenda of decentralization in West Africa was the restoration of State legitimacy and power, and some enhancement of local democracy. The mix of local institutions created in preceding participatory development projects resulted in fragmented forms of authority. Elsewhere, local communities have developed th...
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African urban development policy in the 1990s focused on raising municipal income from land. Population growth and a neoliberal environment weakened the control of clans and lineages over urban land ownership to the advantage of individuals, but without eradicating the importance of personal relationships in land transactions or of clans and lineag...
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otre objectif est de présenter le système endogène de gestion des ressources établi par les habitants de l’île d’Agonvè (commune de Zangnanado au Bénin) pour le lac Azili, la savane et la forêt de raphia, pour conserver et exploiter les ressources de façon durable. Nous avons constaté que les performances de ce système endogène de gestion sont de l...
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Notre première ambition était de présenter le cas d’une ressource naturelle communautaire à valeur économique, écologique et culturelle élevée placée sous gestion communautaire. La seconde était d’alimenter la réflexion sur les formes de gestion applicables aux ressources de cette nature qui existent encore en Afrique de l’Ouest et en particulier a...
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African urban development policy in the 1990s focused on raising municipal income from land. Population growth and a neoliberal environment weakened the control of clans and lineages over urban land ownership to the advantage of individuals, but without eradicating the importance of personal relationships in land transactions or of clans and lineag...
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Rapid population increase in southern Benin has changed the prevailing system of shifting cultivation into one of more permanent land use. New herbaceous weeds exacerbated rural poverty through crop failure, higher labour inputs, rising costs of production and reduced availability of suitable land. We investigated how different actors reacted to th...