Benin

Organic Cotton for Employment, Growth and Environment?

Research project We will assess the potential of organic cotton production to improve the livelihoods of millions of poor households in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). These households depend on production, trading, or processing of cotton but are at risk of losing their ... Midterm report 2017: We have collected experimental data on yields, environmental impacts and profitability of different cotton production methods and the results are analysed in several working papers in preparation for publication in scient ...
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Preserving African Food Microorganisms for Green Growth

Research project The aim of the project is to turn the food sector in West Africa into a driver of sustainable growth, improve food security, create new business opportunities, ensure job generation, alleviate poverty and create stronger linkages between relevant st ... Project completion report: The establishment of bio-banks in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Benin opened up new opportunities for research on fermented foods ensuring the West African microbial heritage. The bio-banks provide strains for research wo ...
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Increasing value of African mango and cashew production

Research project Cashew and mango are high value crops ideal for export and important commodities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Yet production is severely affected by pests reducing yields and quality. Benin, for example, lost 42% of its mango value to fruit flies in ... Project Completion Report: The results will be presented in relation to project objectives as required by DFC in mail from Bente Ilsøe on behalf of Research á 10. April 2014. Objectives are numbered.

1. Sixteen scientific paper ...
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Poverty Alleviation as a Platform for Elite Configuration? The case of the cotton sector in Benin

Research project It is commonly assumed that African elites are not oriented towards change and propoor economic growth. Rather, African political relationships and development are often seen to be embedded within political, bureaucratic and economic networks, chara ... Project Completion Report: The study argues that major reforms and development initiatives, such as the reforms of the Beninese cotton sector, have both intended and unintended consequences, and that the latter may be more siginificant than t ...
Period: 2008-09-30 to 2013-02-14 Countries: Benin Lead institutions: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark Project code: 36-08-DIIS Total grant: 2,539,248 DKK
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Capability Building for Research and Development in Traditional Fermented Processing in West Africa

Research project   The project aims through research, education, training, and other forms of logistical support to build capability in selected institutions in West Africa to contribute to national development by carrying out value-added re ... Project Completion Report: The actual achieved results are largely according to what was described in the project document and more. Four (4) PhD students were planned to be trained in the framework of this project. All four PhD students have ...
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Obstacles and possibilities for implementing weaver ants as a means to improve food security in Africa: a case study from Parakou in Northern Benin

Master thesis Abstract This thesis uses an interdisciplinary approach that spans from anthropology and social science to biology. This is captured by the human security approach, which builds bridges between the different sciences in order to develop a new s ...
Period: 2012-07-19 to 2012-09-21 Countries: Benin Lead institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Grant recipient: Tawung-aka Vitalis Beza Project code: A17099 Total grant: 15,000 DKK
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Capability Building for Research and Development in Traditional Fermented Processing in West Africa

Research project   The project aims through research, education, training, and other forms of logistical support to build capability in selected institutions in West Africa to contribute to national development by carrying out value-added research on ...
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