The use of woody species in northern Benin

  • Robert Sieglstetter
  • Karen Hahn
  • Rüdiger Wittig
Keywords Atakora, Ditamari, ethnobotany, firewood, forest products, traditional medicine, pharmacy, savannah, Wama

Abstract

The use of woody species of rural populations in Northern Benin was investigated by semi-structured and open interviews. Of the 129 woody species found in the area, 124 (96%) were mentioned to be used as firewood, for house and furniture construction or preparation of tools, for alimentation, in traditional medicine and/or for other purposes. Our study confirms and underlines the high importance of non timber forest products (NTFPs) for the local population.

Published
2011-12-01
Pages
19-23
Section
Articles
How to Cite
[1]
R. Sieglstetter, K. Hahn, and R. Wittig, “The use of woody species in northern Benin”, FVSS, vol. 14, pp. 19-23, Dec. 2011.