VODOUHE G. Fifanou

Laboratory of Applied Ecology
University of Abomey-Calavi
BP 526 Cotonou, Benin
Office: (229)-95-067-564
Lab: (229)- 21-303-084
Fax: (229)- 21-303-084
email: vodouhefifanou@yahoo.fr


  • PhD, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2011, Major Natural Resources Management
  • MS, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2005, Major: Natural Resources Management
  • BS, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2003, Major: Economics and Socio-Anthropology


Research Assistant, Benin Organization of Organic Agriculture Promotion, 2004

Research Assistant, Laboratory of Applied Ecology, 2004-Present


Society for Economic Botany

African Food Tree Network

Forestry Research Network of Sub-Saharan Africa


Economic impacts of biodiversity conservation within protected areas

Economic valuation of Protected Area Services


Dynamics and transmission of ecological knowledge across space, time, and specifically across various cultural groups

Role of Non-Timber Forest Products as a way to improve the livelihood of the local people and poverty reduction

Commercialization effects on the sustainable use of Non-Timber Forest Products: case of medicinal plants


  • 2010- Grant of Man and Biosphere Reserve program of UNESCO
  • 2009- Conference Travel Grant UNESCO-HQ
  • 2008- Rufford Maurice Laing Foundation, Rufford Small Grant
  • 2007- International Foundation for Science, Research Fellowship
  • 2006- Hampâté Ba Documentary Grant.


  1. Vodouhê G.F., Coulibaly O., Biaou G., Sinsin B. 2011. Traditional Agroforestry Systems and Biodiversity Conservation in Benin (West Africa). Agroforestry Systems. DOI : 10.1007/s10457-011-9377-4.
  2. Vodouhê G.F.Coulibaly O., Adégbidi A., Sinsin B. 2010. Community Perception of Biodiversity Conservation within Protected Areas in Benin. Forest Policy and Economics 12 (7): 505-512.
  3. Vodouhê G.F. Coulibaly O., Greene C., Sinsin B. 2009. Estimating Local Values of Non-Timber Forest Products to Pendjari Biosphere Reserve Dwellers in Benin. Economic Botany 63(4): 397–412.
  4. Vodouhê G.F. Coulibaly O., Assogbadjo A. E., Sinsin B. 2008. Commercialization of Medicinal Plants: Impact of Sales and Profit Margin Distribution across actors on the Sustainable Use of Harvested Species in Benin (West Africa). Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. Vol. 2. Pp. 331-340.