ASPECTS SOCIO-ECONOMIQUES DES EMBALLAGES-FEUILLES DES ZONES HUMIDES DU SUD BENIN

  • Gbesso G. H. François Laboratoire de Biogéographie et Expertise Environnementale, Département de Géographie et Aménagement du Territoire Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Abomey-Calavi, Bénin
  • Gbesso Florence K. Laboratoire de Biogéographie et Expertise Environnementale, Département de Géographie et Aménagement du Territoire Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Abomey-Calavi, Bénin
  • Gbaguidi S. L. Marcelle Laboratoire de Biogéographie et Expertise Environnementale, Département de Géographie et Aménagement du Territoire Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Abomey-Calavi, Bénin

Abstract

The present study on the socio-economic importance of the vegetable packing-sheets of the wetlands took place in three townships (AbomeyCalavi, Cotonou and Porto-Novo). It mainly aims at evaluating the potential of the area in vegetable species used as traditional packing by local people and their socio-economic importance for a better use of these species. Socioeconomic surveys were directed towards 270 sellers /users of the sheets like packing. The availability, the economic and ethnobotanic practical values of the species were given. Tests of comparison were carried out between different socio-demographic categories for the use of these species. Ten (10) species divided into ten (10) genres and families were listed. Thalia geniculata (85%), Lasimorpha senegalensis (45%), Tectona grandis (35%) and Musa sp (30%) are the most species used by the populations. The use of packing vegetable sheets depends on the educational level and the monthly income of respondents. These sheets make object of a flourishing trade paying of the substantial incomes (5000 to 8000FCFA/ day) to the sales women. This study could made up a data base for a better use of these species of biodegradable sheets for the environmental protection.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
2015-11-28
How to Cite
François, G. G. H., Florence K., G., & Marcelle, G. S. L. (2015). ASPECTS SOCIO-ECONOMIQUES DES EMBALLAGES-FEUILLES DES ZONES HUMIDES DU SUD BENIN. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 11(32). Retrieved from http://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/6587