ZANNOU Afio

Department of Economics, Socio-Anthropology, and

Communication

Faculty of Agronomic Sciences

University of Abomey-Calavi

01 BP 526 Cotonou, Benin

Tel. (+229) 21360126

Fax: (+229) 21303084

Email : afiozannou@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Wageningen University (The Netherlands) & University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), 2006, Major: Agricultural Economics and Biodiversity Management
  • MS, Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise (FUL), Arlon, Belgium, 1998, Major: Natural Resources & Environmental Management
  • Specialized Studies Degree (DESS), Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise (FUL), Arlon, Belgium, 1997, Major: Environmental Management
  • Agricultural Engineering Degree, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 1994  Major: Agricultural Economics
  • BS, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 1992, Major: Agronomy

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Lecturer & Researcher, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 2007 – Present
  • Scientific Assistant, Bioversity International (ex-IPGRI) for West and Central Africa, Cotonou, 2000 – 2001
  • Research & Teaching Assistant, Agricultural Economics Section, Department of Agricultural Economics, Socio-Anthropology and Communication, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 1994 – 2000

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Agricultural Economics and Development
  • Economic & Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Economics of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Management and Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Poverty Alleviation

PAST RESEARCH

  • Agricultural economics
  • Economics of agricultural biodiversity and natural resources
  • Economics of crop protection
  • Land tenure
  • Inter(-trans)-disciplinary Action Research

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Zannou A., 2010. Determinants of intra-ECOWAS trade flows. African Journal of Business Management, 4(5), 678-686.
  2. Zannou A. 2009. Economic assessment of seed-tuber practices of yam Dioscorea cayenensis and D. rotundata planting materials. African Journal of Agricultural Research 4(3):200-207.
  3. Zannou A., 2009. Déterminants de l’allocation des terres aux variétés du niébé (Vigna unguiculata) par les paysans au Centre du Bénin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin 63 :19-26.
  4. Zannou A., 2009. Déterminants de l’allocation des terres et de la demande de diversification variétale des ignames (Dioscorea sp.) dans les systèmes d’exploitation du Centre du Bénin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin 64:11-18.
  5. Zannou A., Struik P.C., Richards P. 2009. The value of yam diversity in the transition Guinea Sudan zone of Benin: market evidence. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 48 (1):67-80.
  6. Zannou A., Tossou R.C., Vodouhè S., Richards P., Struik, P.C., Zoundjihékpon J., Ahanchédé A. and Agbo V., 2007. Socio-cultural factors influencing and maintaining yam and cowpea diversity in Benin. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 5 (2-3), 140-160.
  7. Zannou A., Ahanchédé A., Struik P.C., Richards P., Zoundjihékpon J., Tossou R. and Vodouhè S., 2004. Yam and cowpea diversity management by farmers in the guinea-sudan transition zone of Benin, NJAS – Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 52 (3-4), 393-420.
  8. Zannou A., Richards P. & Struik P.C., 2006. Knowledge on yam variety development: insights from farmers’ and researchers’ practices. Knowledge Management for Development Journal 2 (3), 30-39.
  9. Zannou A., Agbicodo E., Zoundjihékpon J., Struik P.C., Ahanchédé A., Kossou D.K. and Sanni A., 2009. Genetic variability in yam cultivars from Guinea Sudan of Benin assessed by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA. African Journal of Biotechnology 8(1):026-036.
  10. Zannou A., Kossou D.K., Ahanchédé A., Zoundjihékpon J., Agbicodo E., Struik P.C., Sanni A., 2008. Genetic variability of cultivated cowpea in Benin assessed by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA, African Journal of Biotechnology 7(24):4407-4417, December 2008.
  11. Sikirou R., Zannou A., Gbèhounou G., Afouda L., Assogba Komlan F. 2007. Sélection des variétés de tomate (Lycopersicum esculentum) résistantes à la pourriture du collet cause par Sclorotium rolfsii au Sud Bénin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin 55, 8-16.
  12. Quattrone G., Zannou A. 1998. Education and Training at the Interface of the Environmental Cultural Values. EEMA Review, Journal of the European Environmental Management Association, 11:24-25.
  13. Dedehouanou H., Zannou A. 1995. Contexte économique et institutionnel de la production durable du maïs au Bénin. Série d’Economie et de Sociologie Rurales, No. 1997 –01 : 20-35.
  14. Richards P., de Bruin-Hoekzema M., Hughes S.G., Kudadjie-Freeman C., Offei S.K., Struik P.C., Zannou A.. 2009. Seed systems for African Food Security. Linking molecular genetic analysis and cultivator knowledge in West Africa. Special Issue “Knowledge and technology management for sustainable development in Africa”. International Journal of Technology Management 45(1/2):196-214.
  15. Sikirou R., Zannou A., Gbèhounou G., Afouda L., Assogba F., 2005. Effet fongicide du jus de rachis de régime de bananes sur Sclerotium rolfsii un agent causal de fletrissement de la tomate : efficacité technique et économique. In : A. Adjanohoun, C. Bankolé, B. Agbo, et K. Igué (ed.), Recherche agricole pour le développement. Actes de l’Atelier Scientifique 4 Abomey-Calavi 14-17 Décembre 2004. pp. 71-85.
  16. Sikirou, R., Gbèhounou G, Zannou A., Bouraïma Y, 2002. Comportement varietal du riz fumé à l’engrais minéral face au parasitisme de Rhamphicarpa fistulosa : lutte intégrée et efficacité économique. In: A. Agossou, F. Amadji, B. Agbo et A. Tandjiékpon, (ed), Recherche agricole pour le développement. Actes de l’Atelier Scientifique 1 Programme régional Centre Bénin, Dassa 18-19 Décembre 2002. pp.42-60.
  17. Quattrone G., Zannou A., 1998. Interdependence in Social and Territorial Planning Theories and Sustainable Development Principles. 38th European Regional Science Association Congress (ERSA 98). Wien – Austria, August 28th to September 1st, 1998.
  18. Vodouhè S.R., Zannou A., Achigan Dako E. (eds.), 2003. Actes du premier atelier sur la diversité génétique du fonio (Digitaria exilis) en Afrique de l’Ouest. Conakry, Guinée, du 04 au 06 Août 1998. Institut International des Ressources Phytogénétiques, Rome, Italie.
  19. J.M.M. Engels, R. Vodouhe, J. Thompson, A. Zannou, E. Hehne and M. Grum (eds), 2001. Towards Sustainable National Plant Genetic Resources Programmes – Policy, Planning and Coordination Issues, 10-18 May 2000, Zschortau – Germany. Proceedings of an International Workshop.