HOUNGBO N. Emile

Socio-Economist & Sustainable Development Specialist
University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) & Agricultural University of Ketou (UAK)
National Higher School of Agriculture, Ketou
Department of Rural Economics and Sociology
Laboratory of Applied Ecology
Faculty of Agriculture
05 BP 774 Cotonou (Republic of Benin)
Tel. (229) 67763722 / 95246102
Email: enomh2@yahoo.fr

EDUCATION
• Ph.D., University of Abomey-Calavi, 2008, Major: Socio-Economics, Environment and Sustainable Development
• MS, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2005, Major: Socio-Economics, Environment and Sustainable Development
• Degree of Agricultural Economist, University of Abomey-Calavi, 1996, Major: Rural Economics and Sociology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1. Senior Lecturer and Head, Department of Rural Economics and Sociology, National Higher School of Agriculture, Ketou, 2009-Present
2. Occasional Lecturer, African University for Cooperative Development (Regional Integration Institution), Cotonou (AUCD), Charged of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, General Economics, and Economics of Development, 2009-Present
3. Researcher, Laboratory of Applied Ecology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2003-Present
4. Head, Department of Research, Studies and Training, Research and Action Group for rural Self-Help (GRAAP-NGO), Cotonou, Benin, 2001-Present
5. Coordinator, Centre for Participatory Management of the Environment, (CAC, Godomey, Benin), 1997-2003
6. Research Assistant, Dept. of Rural Economics & Sociology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abomey-Calavi, 1996

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
• National Coordinator for Benin, “A Thousand Gardens in Africa” Project, Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity
• International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden, Former Grantee
• Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network (PEP), Canada, Member
• Slow Food International Association for biological, culinary and cultural diversity, Italy, Responsible in Benin
• Millennium Challenge Account Program for Benin (MCA-Benin), Member of the Consultative Council
CURRENT RESEARCH
• Analysis of shadow economy in Benin
• Plantain marketing and Food Security Analysis in West Africa
• Analysis of Resilience to Food Security and Nutrition in West Africa and the Sahel
• The best agricultural practices for sustainable food security and nutrition in Benin
• Indigenous approach of crop genetic diversity preservation in Benin
• Poverty dynamics in Benin
• Chronic Poverty Distribution in Benin
• Sacredness contribution to Sustainable Forest Management in Benin
PAST RESEARCH
• Resource Allocation for Sustainable Cassava Production in Benin. The Case Study of Sakete Sub-Prefecture (Oueme Department), 1996
• Weeds Socioeconomic Utility and the Mucuna Fallow Adoption: The Case of Imperata cylindrica in sakete Sub-Prefecture (Southern Benin), 2000
• Opportunity Cost Analysis of the Mucuna Fallow Adoption for Lower Benin Farmers, 2003 Poverty and Land Conservation Technologies: The Case of Mucuna pruriens and Acacia auriculiformis in a Godohou village (Adja plateau), 2005
• Poverty Dynamics and Environment Conservation Agricultural Techniques in African Rural Area. The Case of the Adja plateau in Southern Benin, 2008
• Socioeconomics of cotton production decrease in Benin
HONOR AND AWARDS
• 1999: Travel grant, International Conference on “Combating desertification with plants”, Beer Sheva – Israel, November, 1999, IPALAC .
• 2002: Research grant on “Analysis of the opportunity costs of the Mucuna adoption for the southern Benin farmers.” Institute of Agricultural Research in Benin (INRAB)
• 2003: Research grant on “Socio-economic determinants of mining agriculture persistence of in the high land pressure zones of the southern Benin”. International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden
• 2009: Travel grant, World Congress of Agroforestry 2009, Nairobi – Kenya, 23-28 August 2009, World Agroforestry Centre.
PUBLICATIONS
1. Houngbo, N. E., 2013. “Socioéconomie du déclin de la production cotonnière au Bénin: Cas du village Kodji (Centre Bénin)”, Agronomie Africaine 25(2) : 187-193.

2. Houngbo, N. E.; Djègo, J.; Orékan, V.; Lougbégnon, T.; Mongbo, R. & Sinsin, B., 2013. Could sacredness contribute to forest conservation in African urban areas? Annales des Sciences Agronomiques 17(1): 1-10.

3. Houngbo, N. E., 2013. ‘’Stratégie des « boutiques témoins » contre l’insécurité alimentaire au Bénin : Efficacité et perspectives pour l’Afrique’’, Communication à la 1ère Conférence internationale de recherche africaine sur l’agriculture, l’alimentation et la nutrition (AGRAR), Yamoussoukro (Côte d’Ivoire), 4-6 juin 2013.
https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/download.cgi?db_name=AGRAR2013&paper_id=25

4. Houngbo, N. E.; Chikou, A.; Mongbo, R. & Sinsin, B., 2012. ‘’Caractérisation de l’agressivité des populations vis-à-vis du lamantin (Trichechus senegalensis) dans la zone côtière du Bénin’’, Actes du 3e Colloque des Sciences, Cultures et Technologies de l’UAC-Bénin, Vol III : Sciences Naturelles et Agronomiques, Section Botanique et Foresterie, pp 75-89.

5. Houngbo, N. E.; Mongbo, R.; Homèvo Agossa, C.; Djègo, J.: Kindomihou, V.; Floquet, A. & Sinsin, B., 2012. “Genre et pauvreté chronique en milieu rural au Bénin”, Les Cahiers du CBRST 2 : 147-165, Dossier Société, Environnement et Développement.

6. Houngbo, N. E., 2012. “How Could Agriculture Contribute to Nutrition In Africa?”, Proceedings, Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition, High Level Panel of Experts Discussion No. 83, Rome (Italy): FAO Committee on World Food Security (CWFS), September-October 2012.

7. Houngbo, N. E., 2012. “Agricultural Cooperatives in the African Context: Relevance and Conditions”, Proceedings, Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition, High Level Panel of Experts Discussion No. 82, Rome (Italy): FAO Committee on World Food Security (CWFS), July-August 2012.

8. Houngbo, N. E., 2012. “Constraints to Smallholder Investments in Africa”, Proceedings, Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition, High Level Panel of Experts Discussion No. 79, Rome (Italy): FAO Committee on World Food Security (CWFS), May 2012.

9. Houngbo, N. E.; Floquet, A. & Sinsin, B., 2012. “Poverty and Agroforestry Adoption : The Cases of Mucuna pruriens and Acacia auriculiformis in Godohou Village (Southern Benin)”, Journal of Life Sciences 6 (2012) 794-800, USA.
10. Houngbo, N. E., 2009: “Poverty and Agroforestry Adoption. The Cases of Mucuna pruriens and Acacia auriculiformis in Godohou village (Southern Benin)”. Poster Presentation, World Congress of Agroforestry, Nairobi -Kenya.

11. Houngbo, N. E; Sinsin, B. & Floquet, A., 2008. “Pauvreté chronique et pauvreté transitoire sur le plateau Adja au Bénin: Caractéristiques et influence sur la mise en oeuvre des pratiques agricoles de conservation des terres”, Tropicultura, 26, 3, 186-189.www.tropicultura.org/text/v26n3/186.pdf

12. Houngbo, N. E.; Sinsin, B. & Floquet, A., 2008. “Pauvreté chronique et pauvreté transitoire sur le plateau Adja au Bénin: Caractéristiques et influence sur la mise en œuvre des pratiques agricoles de conservation des terres”, Tropicultura, 26, 3, 186-189, Bruxelles, Belgique, www.tropicultura.org/text/v26n3/186.pdf

13. Houngbo, N. E. ; Sinsin, B. ; Floquet, A. ; Achadé, Y. C. & Fadé, B., 2008 : “Influence de la mise en œuvre des pratiques agricoles de conservation sur le bien-être des ménages ruraux du plateau Adja au Bénin”, Actes du 1er Colloque de l’UAC des Sciences, Cultures et Technologies, Vol.2, Sections Technologie alimentaire, Mathématique, Physique, Chimie, Génies, Agronomie, Botanique et Foresterie, Zoologie, juin 2007, pp 274-284

14. Houngbo, N. E., 2004: ‘’Agricultural science, technology and innovation systems: Elements of Case Study on Agricultural Credit in Benin’’. Communication at the Regional Conference joint organized by CTA, NEPAD and ATPS on “Strengthening Science and Technology Dialogue – Innovation for Development”, Nairobi (Kenya), 14-16 September, 2004.

15. Houngbo, N. E., 2002 : ‘’Agriculture durable. Une question d’accès aux ressources’’, Coraf Action 25 : 11, 12.

16. Houngbo, N. E., 1999 : “Repenser l’agriculture durable”, Nouvelles du REDAD 7: 8, 9.

17. Houngbo, N. E., 1998 : “ La nécessaire diversification des crédits”, Grain de sel 9: 18, 19. http://www.inter-reseaux.org/revue-grain-de-sel/

18. Houngbo, N. E., 1998 : “Au Bénin, les microcrédits se développent”, Coraf Action 7: 1, 10. Houngbo, N. E., 1998 : “Agriculture durable : comment intéresser le paysan ?”, Coraf Action 8 : 11. http://www.coraf.org/action/ca8fr.html
BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
19. Houngbo, N. E., 2001, ‘’Utilité socioéconomique des adventices et adoption de la jachère Mucuna : Cas de l’Imperata cylindricadans la sous-préfecture de Sakété (sud Bénin)’’. In Agbo, B. P., Arodokoun, D., Aïhou, K., et A., Matthess (éds) : Proceedings of the Scientific Workshop n°1 of Institute of Agricultural Research in Benin (INRAB), Niaouli, Benin, 469-473.
20. Houngbo, N. E., 2001, “Obstacles to the adoption of cover crops: The Mucuna in Benin”. In Pasternak, D, & A., Schlissel (eds):Combating desertification with plants. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York (USA), 449- 455.http://www.springer.com/environment/nature+conservation+-+biodiversity/book/978-0-306-46632-8
21. Houngbo, N. E., 2004, ‘’Analyse des coûts d’opportunité de l’adoption de la jachère Mucuna pour les paysans du bas Bénin’’. InGbégo, I., Adjanohoun, A., Bankolé, B., Agbo, B. P., Ganglo, J., Sagbohan, J., Igué, K et Matthess, A. (eds) : Proceedings of the Scientific Workshop n°3 of INRAB, Niaouli, Benin, 271-281.
22. Houngbo, N. E., 2005: “Measuring agriculture sustainability: An essay for a more suitable index’’. In Köpke, U., Niggli, U., Neuhoff, D., Cornish, P., Lockeretz, W. and H., Willer (eds): Researching sustainable systems. Proceedings, 1st Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), 21-23 September 2005, Adelaide, South Australia, ISOFAR, Bonn (Germany), 637-640. http://www.orgprints.org/4013/2/koepke-etal-2005-researching-p0-18.pdf
23. Houngbo, N. E., 2005, Pauvreté et adoption des technologies de conservation des espaces cultivés : Cas du Mucuna et de l’Acacia dans le village Godohou (Plateau Adja), University of abomey-Calavi (Benin), 78 p.
24. Houngbo, N. E. ; Sinsin, B. ; Floquet, A. ; Achadé, Y. C. ; Fadé, B., 2007, ‘’Influence des pratiques agricoles de conservation sur le bien-être des ménages ruraux sur le plateau Adja au Bénin.’’, Proceedings of the 1st Scientific Conference on Science, Cultures and Technologies, June 2007, 27-37.

25. Houngbo, N. E., 2008, Dynamique de pauvreté et pratiques agricoles de conservation de l’environnement en milieu rural africain. Le cas du plateau Adja au sud Bénin, University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), 309 p. http://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-00680042.