Souleimane A Adekambi

Souleimane A Adekambi
Wageningen University & Research | WUR

PhD

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La présente étude s’est penchée sur les acquis scientifiques concernant la contribution des mutuelles communautaires nutritions (MNC) à la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle des enfants en Afrique et surtout au Bénin. Elle s’est donnée pour objectif de faire un point systématique des revues scientifiques en lien direct ou indirecte avec la thém...
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Sweetpotato was a relatively minor root crop in Ghana. Since 2010, in partnership with NARES and building on their previous efforts, the International Potato Center implemented a number of projects which sought to strengthen and promote sweetpotato (particularly OFSP) in Ghana, using a multi-partner approach. The Sweetpotato Action for Security and...
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Promoting the consumption of locally available food crops such as orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) that are rich in beta carotene, a precursor for vitamin A, has been shown to be a highly effective means of fighting against vitamin A deficiency at the community level when combined with nutrition education. After a three-year intervention promoting...
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Background: Agriculture is an activity that provides more than 70% of employment in sub-Saharan African countries. However, climate variability has significant negative impacts on agricultural productivity, particularly in countries such as Benin that are highly dependent on rainfall. The objective of this research is to highlight the different per...
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Small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) growth and survival constitute opportunities for the smallholders to become integrated into the export market. Smallholders can gain additional incomes from their transactions with SMEs and in turn, poverty problem could be alleviated. This article aims to better understand how export SMEs’ growth and surviv...
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La baisse du niveau de fertilité des terres cultivables du fait des pratiques agricoles inadaptées, de la déforestation et du changement climatique reste l’une des contraintes majeures de l’agriculture béninoise. Les mesures de Gestion Intégrée de la Fertilité des Sols (GIFS) en sont une des approches de gestion durales des terres à l’échelle des e...
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RESUME: Le secteur agricole constitue un levier très important du développement de l’économie béninoise. Il est dominé par la présence d’exploitations agricoles qui mènent plusieurs activités. L’objectif de cette étude était de caractériser ces exploitations agricoles et d’analyser leurs accès aux services agricoles au Bénin. Les données ont été co...
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Children’s diets can have major implications for a wide range of diseases and their development outcomes. In Africa, micronutrient deficiency remains a major challenge and affects the health and development of vulnerable populations, especially children. A major effort to combat micronutrient deficiency has targeted biofortification of staple foods...
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Tel: (+229) 97 73 89 04 RESUME Le présent article a analysé la rentabilité financière des systèmes agropastoraux (SAP) dans la production du maïs au Nord-Bénin. L'analyse des données collectées auprès de 772 exploitations agricoles productrices de maïs a permis de distinguer huit systèmes de production. Les systèmes agropastoraux à option unique ét...
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Despite sustained economic growth and reduction in some of forms of malnutrition, Ghana still faces a national prevalence rate of 20.8% vitamin A deficiency (VAD) among for children 6–59 months old. Orange-fleshed sweetpotato ( Ipomoea batatas L.) (OFSP) can significantly improve vitamin A intake and contribute toward reducing VAD, especially in No...
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Fried sweetpotato quality is important for variety adoption in West Africa. To inform breeding efforts, the study developed a product profile for sweetpotato chunk fries using mixed qualitative and quantitative methods. Root characteristics, processing attributes, in‐mouth attributes and appearance of fried product were critical to final product qu...
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Commonly used innovation adoption models indirectly assume homogenous information flow across farmers, which is often not the case. For new and or not widely known technologies, such as orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) varieties, exposure plays an important role in farmers’ decision to adopt. OFSP varieties have been shown to be highly effective m...
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L’adoption de pratiques agricoles durables améliorant la productivité agricole constitue les options les plus pragmatiques pour réaliser la croissance économique et la sécurité alimentaire. La présente recherche vise à analyser l’effet combiné de l’adoption de légumineuses comme précédent cultural et des variétés améliorées de maïs sur le bien-...
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To reduce poverty, policy makers in developing and emerging markets have tried to connect producers at the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) to high-income markets. With supermarkets and exporters stretching their influence in these markets, policy makers can build their policies on the arrangements that companies offer to BoP producers. Although studies...
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Malnutrition, particularly vitamin A deficiency, is a major public health problem in many developing countries. This study investigated whether priming or self-generation of goals, or whether attention to instrumental or experiential goals together with use of a reminder condition or not, promotes dietary behaviour intentions and change. A set of 5...
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Constraints related to the technical and socioeconomic aspects of adopting tomato varieties are well documented. However, preferences relating to the demand for this fruit are rarely studied. In fact, demand for the different varieties of tomatoes might be related to consumers’ preferences for the extrinsic (color, size) and intrinsic (taste, nutri...
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Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) was not an important crop in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, West Africa, in the past decades. An effort has been made to reposition the sweet potato crop in West Africa. Orange-Fleshed Sweet potato (OFSP) cultivar was used as an entry point while properly designing a market-driven approach in the research project...
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To reduce poverty, policy makers in developing and emerging markets have tried to connect producers at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) to high-income markets. With supermarkets and exporters stretching their influence in these markets, policy makers can build their policies on the arrangements that companies offer to BoP producers. Although prior s...
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p>Climate change is currently one of the most important global environmental issues that negatively affect agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. This importance has resulted in a great interest to understand both the farmers’ perception of and adaptation to observed climate change. A good number of previous studies did explicitly focus on several adap...
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Traditionally, the economy of Benin has strongly depended on a single crop, namely cotton. Since 2006, the Beninese government has aimed to diversify exports, in particular focussing on high-value export products such as shrimp. Stable market access for shrimps is, however, hindered by their microbiological and chemical characteristics which influe...
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International marketing literature suggests that through market learning, businesses develop market-valued capabilities that are the basis of their performance. Therefore, market learning is also of importance to producers at the base of the pyramid (BoP), whose ability to climb out of poverty often depends on the purchasing power of those in expor...
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In Benin, the shea sector is one of the most promoted sectors in government's attempt to diversify sources of farm income. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of the adoption of the semi-mechanized shea processing on the income of rural women in northern Benin. In total, a random sample of 200 women processing shea was investigate...
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Résumé L’amélioration des revenus des transformatrices passe par un bon positionnement des amandes et du beure de karité sur le marché international. Les produits du Bénin sont achetés trois fois moins chers que ceux du Ghana. La correction de cette situation passe par le développement et l’adoption de technologies appropriées. La connaissance et l...
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The present study analysed the influence of the ICT use and socio-economic characteristics of agricultural households on the adaptation of smallholder farmers to climate change in Benin. A multinomial choice model, suitable to data from a quantitative survey on 121 cotton producers selected from 6 villages of central Benin has been used in this stu...
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The importance of farmers’ perceptions of characteristics on agricultural innovation adoption has increased these two decades. Empirical studies revealed that in addition to farmers’ socioeconomic characteristics and institutional factors, farmers’ perceptions of the innovation-specific characteristics are particularly important in determining whet...
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This study contributes to the debate regarding the competitiveness of developing countries in the context of globalization. To take advantage of this trend, developing countries will have to position themselves properly through new policies and efficiency in production. In Benin, new orientation of agricultural policy concerns the diversification o...
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Cassava production in Benin is still characterized by low productivity compared to those of sub regional countries. Improved cassava varieties have been then developed. They have been promised to raise the productivity and thereby the income of farmers. This study examines the relationship between agricultural technology adoption and productivity i...
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In spite of the socio-economic importance of yam, his production is still facing serious constraints as no availability and inadequacy of seed tubers. In order to cope with these constraints, International of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has developed improved varieties of which we have TDrs’ varieties. Many years after their extension in Benin, it’...
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In order to diversify the sources of incomes of the country, to reduce the financial risks and to improve the farmers’ revenues, the government of Benin decided to promote new agricultural sectors. One of those new sub-sectors is shea tree which is targeted in this study. Due to the painful of certain stages of shea butter processing, the semi-mech...

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Sustainable and inclusive market-driven approaches for orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) to increase incomes, and improve health through consumption of vitamin A rich OFSP, especially in women and children in Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso.