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dc.contributorVodouhe, Raymonden_US
dc.contributorDansi, Alexandreen_US
dc.contributorBellon, Mauricioen_US
dc.contributorKpeki, Bienvenuen_US
dc.creatorAvohou, Hermaneen_US
dc.identifier.citationHermane Avohou, Raymond Vodouhe, Alexandre Dansi, Mauricio Bellon, Bienvenu Kpeki. (3/12/2012). Ethnobotanical Factors Influencing the Use and Management of Wild Edible Plants in Agricultural Environments in Benin. A Journal of Plants, People and Applied Research, 10, pp. 571-592.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates how the socioeconomic status of local people interacts with cultural, botanical, and economic features of wild edible plants to shape the floristic richness and management options of these resources. We interviewed husbands and their wives in 60 households from three ethnic groups in central Benin. We found that ethnicity affected the composition of managed species at the community level. Within communities, the richness and composition of species managed by households were shaped by the age of heads of households and land ownership by women. Within households, gender affected the richness of managed species and a gender specialization for specific groups of species was observed. The intensity of management practices used by locals depended on the level of knowledge they had on the species’ propagation and seed conservation combined with their use importance. In any case, they tended to adopt the most intensive strategies to secure the most importantresources.en_US
dc.publisherEthnobotany Research and Applicationsen_US
dc.sourceA Journal of Plants, People and Applied Research;10,(2012) Pagination 571,592en_US
dc.subjectsocio-economic environmentsen_US
dc.titleEthnobotanical Factors Influencing the Use and Management of Wild Edible Plants in Agricultural Environments in Beninen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgenetic resourcesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocindigenous knowledgeen_US
cg.subject.agrovocrural communitiesen_US
cg.subject.agrovoccultural valuesen_US
cg.subject.agrovocwild plantsen_US
cg.contributor.centerBioversity International - Bioversityen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Abomey-Calavi, Ecole Polytechnique d’Abomey-Calavi, Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Dassa, Laboratory of Biotechnology, Genetic Resources and Plant and Animal Breeding - UAC/BIORAVEen_US
cg.contributor.centerAfrica Rice Center - AfricaRiceen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics - Humidtropicsen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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