Saidou Aliou

Saidou Aliou
University of Abomey-Calavi | UAC · Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (FSA)

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L’agriculture malienne, pilier du développement économique et de la sécurité alimentaire des populations, est affectée par les dérèglements climatiques en raison de son caractère essentiellement pluvial. La présente recherche a pour objectif d’analyser les effets de l’instabilité intra-saisonnière des pluies afin d’identifier les périodes optimales...
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Intercropping and organic soil fertility are eco-friendly agricultural practices for sustainable agriculture. The aim of this study was to determine the yield potential and land-use efficiency of onion intercropped with groundnut under organic soil fertility management. A two-year field experiment was conducted in 2019 and 2020 under a complete fac...
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L’agriculture malienne, pilier du développement économique et de la sécurité alimentaire des populations, est affectée par les dérèglements climatiques en raison de son caractère essentiellement pluvial. La présente recherche a pour objectif d’analyser les effets de l’instabilité intra-saisonnière des pluies afin d’identifier les périodes optimales...
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Knowledge of the method of seed germination is an important step of the domestication of crop plants. The objective of this study was to test the aptitude of germination of Bobgunnia madagascariensis (Desv.) using pretreatment condition. Eight batches of seeds were evaluated in two distinct substrates; namely sandy soil and ferralitic soil: (i) soa...
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Chromolaena odorata (L.) King and Robinson (Asteraceae) is a tropical shrub with interesting chemical potential widely used in agriculture and medical science and which can be affected by several geographic and climatic conditions. Therefore, we investigated the phytochemical composition of this plant across climatic zones in Benin. The plant mater...
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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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The present study is aimed at assessing the impact of different tillage practices and mulch input rates on soil erosion and soil properties in Central Benin. The experiment was carried out at two sites (Dan and Za-zounmè) using a randomized complete block design. The effect of three tillage practices: contour ridging (CR); slope ridging (SR) and no...
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Objectives: Cutting is a method of asexual vegetative plant propagation that allows new plants from a plant cuttings cut from the mother plant. The present study aims to test this plant reproduction method using cuttings of the stem of Euphorbia balsamifera for the domestication of the species as it induces milk production in cows. Methodology and...
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Objectifs : l’objectif de la présente étude était d’analyser les perceptions des gestionnaires des parcs à karité sur les effets du changement climatique sur la productivité des arbres de karité tout le long du gradient climatique au Bénin. Méthodologie et Résultats : 420 gestionnaires des parcs à karité dans les communes de Bohicon (au sud), Savè...
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This 138-paged book highlights the opportunity for the inclusion of insects into animal feed for livestock, pets, aquaculture and exotics. It also details the challenges which still need to be overcome to enable the global establishment of insect farming as a profitable and sustainable source of feed ingredients. The aim is to provide information t...
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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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In the traditional cropping systems of Benin Republic, soybean is mostly cultivated with no mineral fertilizer supply, despite the decrease of soil fertility. Furthermore, there is no specific fertilizer available for the crop, in spite of its cash crop character. This leads to weak crop yield in the farmers' fields. The present study aims to deter...
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Le maraîchage est actuellement un secteur où certaines pratiques d’agriculture moderne comme la culture pure et l’utilisation des produits de synthèse se développent, mais sont de plus en plus questionnées. L’évaluation de la durabilité de ces pratiques n’a pas encore fait l’objet d’études dans les régions montagneuses du Sud-Kivu, à l’Est de la Ré...
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Being aware that soil erosion is one of the major environmental problems of the 21 st century, this research integrates the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) with a Geographic Information System (GIS) to assess erosion risk on Zou watershed in the centre Benin. RUSLE factor values (rain erosivity, soil erodibility, slope length and steep...
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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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Vegetables play a very important role in rural and urban communities as both food and a business opportunity. They are fast-growing species, with high nutritional values and able to generate income in a relatively short period compared to other crops. A characterization of market gardening systems was carried out with 368 producers from major marke...
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Cowpea is an important legume crop in West Africa. However, in Benin, the cowpea grain yield is very low due to the soil depletion which induces food insecurity. To better understand the current management of soil fertility under cowpea production and farmers’ perception on soil fertility, survey was conducted among 562 farmers in three geographica...
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The fertilizer used in Benin by rainfed rice farmers, doesn’t meet the required expectation because of lack of many essential agronomic information to formulate the appropriate nutrient compositions. Despite all the advances in improvement of rice production, its yields in traditional cropping systems are very low and the only inputs of Nitrogen, P...
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Benin has tremendous asset for rice production. However, nationwide, rice production is characterized by a low level of productivity due to inadequate agricultural practices. In order to evaluate the effect of the rain-fed rice cropping systems on soil fertility in northern and central Benin, 362 rain-fed rice farmers were surveyed in the municipal...
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Climate change poses an important constraint to agricultural sector and food security in tropical African countries dominated by rain-fed agriculture. This research focuses on the effects of climate variability on yam production in central and northern Benin. Daily climate data such as temperatures, precipitation, potential evapotranspiration, rela...
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Soybean is a food security crop in Benin due to its high nutritional value but its yield in the farmers’ cropping system is very low. The present study aims to provide appropriate response to the yield variability among fields in two agro-ecological zones of Benin namely: Southern Borgou zone (AEZ 3 in the north) and cotton zone of central Benin (A...
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L'intégration agriculture-élevage dans les systèmes de gestion de la fertilité des sols se révèle être l'une des solutions durables face aux récurrents problèmes de baisse de la fertilité des sols et de disponibilité fourragères. Trois types d'engrais à base de déjections de petits ruminants et/ou d'engrais NPK ont été testés afin d'évaluer leurs e...
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The present study aims to assess cashew plantations carbon sequestration potential following a climate gradient in Benin. The study was carried out in the Transitional, Sudano-Guinean and Sudanian zone, in the farmers' cashew plantations. The study was carried out from March to October 2016 and six plantations of 15 years and Diameter at Breast Hei...
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The aim of this study was to compare the behavior of different cashew in two environments in Benin over a period of four years. The study consisted of monitoring the phenology and productivity of four cashew genotypes during four consecutive cropping seasons () in the villages of Adourékoman, and Founga. These four cashew genotypes were selected ac...
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In Benin, yam is an important food crop. Nowadays, intensification of this food crop face several constraints as lack of virgin land and fertile soil. The present study aims to characterize yam cropping systems in the centre, north-eastern and north-western of Benin that deal with deforestation and the soil degradation due to extensive yam producti...
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The vegetation and the afforestation of agricultural land non-forest represent a potential increase in carbon stocks which could, under certain conditions and within certain limits, compensate part of the emissions resulting from the use of fossil fuels and deforestations. Quantification of stocks of biomass and carbon dioxide contained in agrofore...
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La non disponibilité d’engrais spécifiques pour la culture de l’ananas amène les producteurs à appliquer diverses formulations d’engrais qui affectent négativement le rendement de la culture. Dans la perspective de mettre au point une formule d’engrais pour la culture de l’ananas, des expérimentations ont été conduites dans les communes de Zè et To...
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Fly larvae are increasingly being promoted as animal feed and their production on agro-processing by-products generates a high amount of residues. Understanding the decomposition and nutrients release pattern in the soil of these residues is of importance to evaluate their quality as soil amendment. A litter bag experiment was carried out over 75 d...
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Cette revue de littérature couvre la botanique, la domestication, l’écologie, les systèmes de culture, la transformation ainsi que les contraintes et perspectives pour une production durable des ignames en Afrique tropicale. L’igname est un taxon d’espèces essentiellement tropicales qui nécessitent des températures élevées. Ainsi, la germination es...
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This paper presents a literature review about botany, ecology, cropping systems, processing, constraints and prospects of sustainable yam production in tropical regions of Africa. Yam is a taxon of mainly tropical species requiring high temperatures. Germination is optimal between 25 and 30 °C, whereas temperatures below 15 °C or above 35 °C delay...
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This study aims to assess the decomposition of manure biodegraded by fly larvae and the nutrient mineralization rates to understand the efficiency of the biodegraded manures for further use as soil amendment. A litter bag experiment was carried out over 75 d in an Acrisol in Benin using poultry manure, pig manure, mixture of poultry and sheep manur...
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The use of fly larvae as protein source for poultry and agent of biodegradation of organic substrates such as manure proves to be a promising and innovative technology for resource poor farmers. The study aimed at categorizing the organic substrates regarding their capacity to attract flies and to produce fly larvae, and at discussing their utiliza...
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An experimental program was carried out in the year 2012 on tree main soil types: ferric Luvisols, gleyic Luvisols and eutric Gleysols in two agroecolological zones of Northern Benin. The global objective was to update the mineral fertilizer formulas recommended for maize production in these zones. The experimental design was a randomized completed...
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The present study aims to determine fertilizer (N-P-K) recommendations for maize (Zea mays L.) on Acrisols (south Benin) and Ferric and Plintic Luvisols (centre Benin). Two years experiment (2011 and 2012) were conducted at Dogbo and Allada districts (southern) and Dassa (centre Benin). Six on-farm experiments were carried out in order to validate...
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The present study aims to determine fertilizer (N–P–K) recommendations for maize (Zea mays L.) on Acrisols (south Benin) and Ferric and Plintic Luvisols (centre Benin). Two years (2011 and 2012) experiment was conducted at Dogbo and Allada districts (southern) and Dassa (centre Benin). Six onfarm experiments were carried out to validate fertilizer...
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Maize cultivation under soil conditions in Benin requires high quantity of nutrients. There is therefore a need to develop adequate fertilizer recommendations in order to achieve the level of productivity that could meet the needs of the increasing population in the rural area. The present study aims to update the mineral fertilizer formulas recomm...
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Background Rehabilitation and optimized utilization of agro-pastoral dams (APDs), especially for vegetable production, has been recently promoted to boost agricultural production and ensure food security in Benin. However, little information was available on APDs’ agricultural potentials and knowledge of how APDs’ ecosystem services were exploited...
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Table S1. Socio-demographic and biophysical characteristics of study participants. Table S2. Pesticides labelled for cotton used by some vegetable producers around the Nikki agro-pastoral dam. Table S3. Logistic regression testing the effect of age, gender, number of year in vegetable production, position related to the dams, vegetable species r...
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Afr. J. Food Agric. Nutr. Dev. 2017; 17(3): 12142-12156 DOI: 10.18697/ajfand.79.16985 REGULATION STATUS OF QUARANTINE PESTS OF RICE SEEDS IN THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS) Bachabi F1*, Gumedzoe YMD1, Maroya NG2, Ayenan MAT3, Saidou A4 and Y Sere5 ABSTRACT The ever growing international trade has limited efforts towards...
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A good management of agricultural land based on scientific knowledge and farmer indigenuous knowledge is necessary to ensure sustainable agricultural production. Our research aims to evaluate the performance of farmers' strategies and improved soil fertility management practices in improving level of crop yields in the basin of the Okpara River in...
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The land degradation in Benin becomes a major concern for the durability of the production systems. For a better maize productivity in the North of the country, the experimentation was carried out during the production season 2012-2013, on two soil types: concretionned ferruginous tropical soil and hydromorphic ferruginous tropical soil. The object...
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This study estimates the technical efficiency of a sample of 411 maizicoles farms in the main production areas in Benin. The study proposed an evaluation of the technical performance of these farms and identified factors of inefficiency by using the model of the production stochastic frontier Cobb-Douglas to assess the levels of efficiencies of sys...
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The study aims to analyze the past and future climate trends and their impact on cashew nuts yield in Benin. The linear adjustment with the time series analysis was conducted to assess trends of climatic factors and their effect on nut yields. Future climate has been generated using the downscaling method based from General Circulation Models (GCMs...
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Our study aims to assess the kinetic of the decomposition and nutrient mineralization process of organic manures from pigs' dejection. A litter bag study was carried out during 12 weeks following decomposition and nutrient release process in ferralitic soil in southern Benin (West Africa). 200 g of pigs' manures from four groups of pigs fed with fo...
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Objective: This study aims to optimize cashew apple juice clarification by using cassava and rice starch.Materiel and methods: Effects of dose of cassava and rice starch, incubation time at 30°C on clarity of cashew apple juice were investigated. Parameters such as, tannins, phenols, colour, vitamin C contents of cashew apple juice were evaluated u...