Benin

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Benin

Date: 2 août 2017

Source: 24 heures au Benin

Par: Christian HOUNONGBE

Achats massifs de terres en milieu rural, non respect des textes sur le foncier domanial, non respect de la réglementation sur la gestion de l’espace en milieu rural…l’urbanisation mal conduite réduit gravement les terres agricoles dans le Sud du Bénin. Tout ceci dans la jungle de la spéculation foncière.

L’érection de cités au détriment des activités agricoles

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Benin

Date : 2 août 2017

Source : 24H au Bénin

Par : Maryse ASSOGBADJO

Dans le cadre des opérations de lotissement dans la commune d’Abomey-Calavi, la mafia locale capte la rente foncière, au détriment des réserves administratives et sociales, faisant des acquéreurs de parcelles, les vrais dindons de la farce.

Acquérir une parcelle à Calavi ne suffit pas pour dormir sur ses lauriets

Conference Papers & Reports
October 2010

Intensifying inland valley systems will require the promotion of high value commodity chainsystem involving rice and vegetable with increased productivity and low per unit cost ofproduction and natural resources. The objective aim to identify the current production systemsassesses their constraints and analyzes the profitability of best bet rice and vegetable croppingsystems under different levels of input use and access to market. A total of 235 producersselected in Benin and Mali according to input use and access to product market.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2010

Commitment of local communities to protected areas is essential for conserving biodiversity. However, in many developing countries like Benin, former management strategies kept human from protected areas using coercion. Fortunately, more recent regimes attempt to give local populations more control on the management but little is known about local residents' perceptions, beliefs and attitudes toward the management of these areas.

Conference Papers & Reports
December 2007

The main question in this research is to what extent agriculture on fragile slopes would become more sustainable if the farmers were given more possibilities for selling their products and acquiring production resources. An empirical study conducted in northern Benin demonstrates that a more accessible market does not lead to substantial increase in soil erosion control measures.

Conference Papers & Reports
December 2005

Following the example of Tiffen et al. on Machakos, Kenya, new macro-based evidence was collected in Machakos, the neighbouring Kitui district and in Benin, Cameroon and the Philippines, to assess the factors à la Boserup, inducing transitions towards sustainable land management, such as terracing, stone bands etc. We find that relative scarcity of land can be seen to induce technical changes, in the sense of Hayami & Ruttan, that correspond to the new
relative scarcity, making higher man-land ratios the optimal choice.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2010

This paper examines the occurrence and impact of gender discrimination in access to production resources on the income, productivity, and technical efficiency of farmers. Through an empirical investigation of farmers from Koussin-Lélé, a semi-collective irrigated rice scheme in central Benin, we find that female rice farmers are particularly discriminated against with regard to scheme membership and access to land and equipment, resulting in significant negative impacts on their productivity and income. Although women have lower productivity, they are as technically efficient as men.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2012

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 access the land under specific contracts but are not allowed to plant oil palm.