2018

Akohoué F, Sibiya J, Achigan-Dako EG (2018) On-farm practices, mapping, and uses of genetic resources of Kersting’s groundnut [Macrotyloma geocarpum (Harms) Maréchal et Baudet] across ecological zones in Benin and Togo. Genet Resour Crop Evol:1-20 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-018-0705-7

Houdegbe C.A., Tchokponhoue D.A., Sogbohossou E.O.D., Zoundjihekpon J., Achigan- Dako E.G. 2018. Current status and future of genetically modified crops in Benin. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 131: 33-40.

Charlotte Abikê. Adjé, Florent Quenum, Pierre Tankpinou Akonde, Enoch Gbènato. Achigan-Dako and Clément Agbangla. 2018. Differential response of pineapple cultivars to propagules production using stem cuttings. Annales des sciences agronomiques 22 (2). https ://dx.doi.org/10.4314/asab.v22i2.3

Zohoungbogbo PFH, Houdegbe AC, Sogbohossou OED, Tossou GM, Maundu P, Schranz ME, Van Deynze A, Zoundjihekpon J, Achigan-Dako EG. 2018. Andromonoecy in Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.(Cleomaceae) and effects on fruit and seed production. Genet Resour Crop Evol https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-018-0687-5

Houdegbe C. A., Sogbohossou O. E. D., Achigan- Dako E. G. 2018. Enhancing growth and leaf yield in Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq. (Cleomaceae) using agronomic practices to accelerate crop domestication. Scientia Horticulturae. 233:90-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2018.01.035.

Sogbohossou, E.O.D., Achigan-Dako, E.G., van Andel, T., Schranz, M. E. Drivers of Management of Spider Plant (Gynandropsis gynandra) Across Different Socio-linguistic Groups in Benin and Togo. Econ Bot (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12231-018-9423-5

Tchokponhoué D.A., Achigan-Dako E.G., N’Danikou S., Houdegbe C. A., Agossou C.A.O., Assogba-Komlan F. and Vodouhè R.S. 2017. Regeneration ability and Seedling growth in the miracle plant Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell. Fruits 73 (1) 13-21, DOI: 10.17660/th2018/73.1.2.

Sogbohossou Deedi E. O., Achigan-Dako Enoch G. Maundu Patrick, Solberg Svein, Deguenon Edgar M. S. Mumm Rita H, Hale Iago, Van Deynze Allen and Eric M. Schranz 2018. A roadmap for breeding orphan leafy vegetable species: a case study of Gynandropsis gynandra (Cleomaceae). Horticulture Research 5 (2), doi:10.1038/s41438-017-0001-2

2017

Adjé CA., F. Quenum, P. Akonde, GE. Achigan-Dako, C. Agbangla. 2017. Differential response of pineapple cultivars to propagules production using stem cuttings. Annales des Sciences Agronomiques, in press.

Houdegbe AC., Sogbohossou, OED, EA Achigan-Dako. 2017. Enhancing growth and leaf yield in Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq. (Cleomaceae) using agronomic practices to accelerate crop domestication. Scientia Horticulturae, in press.

Tchokponhoué, DA, EG. Achigan-Dako, S. N’Danikou, AC. Houdégbé, COA Agossou, F Assogba-Komlan, RS Vodouhè. 2017. Regeneration ability and seedling growth in the miracle plant Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell. Fruits, in press.

Sogbohossou, OE Deedi, Enoch G. Achigan-Dako, Patrick Maundu, Svein Solberg, Edgar Deguenon, Rita Mumm, Iago Hale, and Allen Van Deynze, Eric. Schranz. 2017. A roadmap for breeding orphan leafy vegetable species: a case study of Gynandropsis gynandra (Cleomaceae). Horticultural Research – Nature. In press.

Kpéra G.N., Segnon A.C., Saïdou A., Mensah G.A., Aarts N., van der Zijpp A.K. 2017. Towards sustainable vegetable production around agro-pastoral dams in Northern Benin: Current situation, challenges and research avenues for sustainable production and integrated dam management. Agriculture and Food Security DOI: 10.1186/s40066-017-0142-4

N’Danikou S., Vodouhe R.S., Bellon M., Sidibe A., Coulibaly H. 2017. Foraging is determinant to improve smallholders’ food security in rural areas in Mali, West Africa. Sustainability, 9(11), 2074; doi:10.3390/su9112074

Akohoue F., Segnon AC., Achigan-Dako EG. 2017. Diversity in smallholder citrus orchards and cultivation bottlenecks: research avenues for improved production in Benin, West Africa. Experimental Agriculture 1 – 14, doi:10.1017/S001447971700028X.

Affokpon A., Djihinto CA., Andjanakou-Tachin MZ, Tossou C., Achigan-Dako EG., Baimey HK., Bokonon-Ganta AH. 2017. Gestion des nematodes à galles parasites de la culture d’egusi par l’utilisation de Trichoderma asperellum et de la poudre de graine de neem. African Crop Science Journal 25(2):133-143.

Tchokponhoué DA, N’Danikou S, Hale I, Van Deynze A, EG. Achigan-Dako. 2017. Early fruiting in Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell juveniles induced by water and inorganic nutrient management [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. F1000Research2017, 6:399 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.11091.1)

Arinloye A.D.D., Degrande A., Fassinou Hotegni V.N. Asaah E., Bockarie R., Nyemeck J.N., Bayala J., Kalinganire A. 2017. Value chain development for mango (Mangifera indica) around Outamba Kilimi National Park in Sierra Leone: constraints and opportunities for smallholders. Agriculture & Food Security 6:14

2016

Fassinou Hotegni V.N, Lommen W.J.M., Agbossou E.K., Struik P.C. 2016. Understanding the effects of slip pruning on pineapple fruit quality. Acta Horticulturae 1111:231-240

Adje, C.A., Achigan-Dako E.G., Agbangla, C., 2016. Optimizing genomic DNA isolation in Pineapple (Ananas comosus L.). Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics 4(1):11-18

Houdegbe C.A., Sogbohossou O.E.D., Achigan-Dako E.G. 2016. Utilization and breeding perspective in the egusi gourd Melothria sphaerocarpa (Cogn.) H. Schaef. et S.S. Renner (syn: Cucumeropsis mannii Naudin). Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, vol 63, Issue 3, pp 545–559.

2015

Fassinou Hotegni V.N, Lommen W.J.M., Agbossou E.K., Struik P.C. 2015. Trade-Offs of Flowering and Maturity Synchronisation for Pineapple Quality. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0143290

Fassinou Hotegni V.N., Lommen W.J.M., Agbossou E.K., Struik P.C. 2015. Selective pruning in pineapple plants as means to reduce heterogeneity in fruit quality. SpringerPlus 4(1):129

Fassinou Hotegni V.N., Lommen W.J.M., Agbossou E.K., Struik P.C. 2015. Influence of weight and type of planting material on fruit quality and its heterogeneity in pineapple [Ananas comosus (L.) Merrill]. Frontiers in Plant Science 5:798

Sikirou M., Saito K., Achigan-Dako E. G., Nani Dramé K., Ahanchédé A. and Venuprasad R. 2015. Genetic Improvement of Iron Toxicity Tolerance in Rice-Progress, Challenges and Prospects in West Africa. Plant Production Science 18(4):423-434.

Achigan-Dako E.G., Avohou E.S., Linsoussi C., Ahanchede A., Vodouhe S.R., Blattner R.F. 2015. Phenetic characterization of Citrullus spp. (Cucurbitaceae) and differentiation of egusi-type (C. mucosospermus). Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 62(8):1159-1179

Segnon A.C., Achigan-Dako E.G., Gaoue O.G., Ahanchede A. 2015. Farmer’s knowledge and perception of diversified farming systems in sub-humid and semi-arid areas in Benin. Sustainability 7(6):6573-6592

N’Danikou S., Achigan-Dako E.G., Tchokponhoué D.A., Agossou C.A.O., Houdegbe C.A., Vodouhe R.S. and Ahanchede A. 2015. Modelling socioeconomic determinants for cultivation and in-situ conservation of Vitex doniana Sweet (Black plum), a wild harvested economic plant in Benin. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 11(1):28

N’Danikou S., Achigan-Dako E.G., Tchokponhoué D.A., Assogba-Komlan F., Vodouhè R.S. and Ahanchédé A. 2015. Improving seedling production for Vitex doniana. Seed Science and Technology 43(1):10-19.

Achigan-Dako E.G., Tchokponhoué D.A., N’Danikou S., Gebauer J., Vodouhè R.S. 2015. Current knowledge and breeding perspectives for the miracle plant Synsepalum dulcificum (Schum. et Thonn.) Daniell. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 62 (3):465-476.

Sogbohossou E.O.D., Achigan-Dako E. G., Assogba-Komlan F., Ahanchede A. 2015. Diversity and differential utilization of Amaranthus spp. along the urban-rural continuum of Southern Benin. Economic Botany 69(1):9-25.

2014

Fassinou Hotegni V.N., Lommen W.J.M., Agbossou E.K., Struik P.C. 2014. Heterogeneity in pineapple fruit quality results from plant heterogeneity at flower induction. Frontiers in Plant Science 5:670

Fassinou Hotegni V.N., Lommen W.J.M., van der Vorst J.G.A.J., Agbossou E.K., Struik P.C. 2014. Bottlenecks and Opportunities for Quality Improvement in Fresh Pineapple Supply Chains in Benin. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 17(3):139-170

Segnon, A.C., Achigan-Dako, E.G. 2014. Comparative analysis of diversity and utilization of edible plants in arid and semi-arid areas in Benin. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 10(1):80

N’Danikou S., Achigan-Dako E.G., Tchokponhoué D.A., Assogba-Komlan F., Gebauer J., Vodouhè R.S. and Ahanchédé A. 2014. Enhancing germination and seedling growth in Vitex doniana Sweet for horticultural prospects and conservation of genetic resources. Fruits 69(4): 279-291.

Achigan-Dako, E.G., N’Danikou, S., Tchokponhoué, D.A., Assogba-Komlan, F., Larwanou, L., Vodouhe, S.R., Ahanchede, A. 2014. Sustainable use and conservation of Vitex doniana Sweet: unlocking the propagation ability using stem cuttings. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development 108(1): 43-62.

Sogbohossou, E.O.D., Achigan-Dako, E.G. 2014. Phenetic differentiation and use-type delimitation in Amaranthus spp. from worldwide origins. Scientia Horticulturae 178:31-42.

Achigan-Dako, E.G., Sogbohossou E.O.D., Maundu, P. 2014. Current knowledge on Amaranthus spp.: research avenues for improved nutritional value and yield in leafy amaranths in Sub-Saharan Africa. Euphytica 197(3):303-317.

Pasquini, M.W., Weinberger, K., Assogba-Komlan, F., Kouamé, C., Akplogan, F., Djidji, H., Achigan-Dako, E.G., Young, E.M. 2014. Characterising urban and peri-urban production systems for African indigenous vegetables in four cities in Benin and Côte d’Ivoire. Acta Horticulturae 1021: 137-151.

Achigan-Dako, E.G., Adje, C.A., N’Danikou, S., Fassinou Hotegni, V.N., Agbangla, C., Ahanchede, A. 2014. Drivers of conservation and utilization of pineapple genetic resources in Benin. SpringerPlus 3:273

Achigan-Dako, E.G., Houdegbe, C., Glèlè, M., Nono-Womdim, R. 2014. Analyse du système de production et de distribution des semences de maïs (Zea mays L.) au Sud-Bénin. Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment 18(1): 49-60.

2013-2004

Ndenga E.A., Achigan-Dako E.G., Mbugua G., Maye D. and Ojanji W., 2013. Agricultural Diversification with Indigenous Vegetables for Cash Cropping and Nutrition: Examples from Rift Valley and Central Provinces in Kenya. Acta Horticulturae. 979: 549 – 558.

Fassinou Hotegni V.N., Lommen W.J.M., van der Vorst J.G.A.J., Agbossou E.K., Struik P.C. 2012. Analysis of Pineapple Production Systems in Benin. Acta horticulturae 928:47-58

N’Danikou ,S., Achigan-Dako E.G., and Wong E.L.J. 2011. Eliciting Local Values of Wild Edible Plants in Southern Benin to Identify Priority Species for Conservation. Economic Botany, 65(4) 381–395.

Achigan-Dako, E. G., S. N’Danikou, F. Assogba-Komlan, B. Ambrose-Oji, A. Ahanchede, and M. W. Pasquini. 2011. Diversity, Geographical and Consumption Patterns of Traditional Vegetables in Sociolinguistic Communities in Benin: Implications for Domestication and Utilization. Economic Botany 65(2): 129-145.

Achigan-Dako G.E, Avohou H.T., Ahouanmagnagahou R.A., Vodouhè R.S., Ahanchede A. 2009. Viability response of cucurbit seeds (Citrullus lanatus subsp. mucosospermus, Cucumeropsis mannii and Lagenaria siceraria) stored under various moisture content and temperature conditions. Seed Science and Technology 37: 520–526

Achigan-Dako G.E., Fuchs J., Ahanchede A., Blattner R.F. 2008. Flow cytometric analysis in Lagenaria siceraria (Cucurbitaceae) indicates correlation of genome size with usage types and growing elevation. Plant Systematics and Evolution 276, 9-19.

Achigan-Dako G.E., Fagbemissi, R., Avohou, T.H., Vodouhe, S.R., Coulibaly, O., Ahanchede, A., 2008. Importance and practices of egusi crops (Citrullus lanatus, Cucumeropsis mannii and Lagenaria siceraria cv. ‘Aklamkpa’) in socio-linguistic areas in Benin. Biotechnologie Agronomie Société et Environnement 12, 393-403.

Achigan-Dako G.E., Ndanikou S., Ahanchede A., Ganglo J.C., Blattner R.F. 2008. Phenetic analysis of wild populations of Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae) in West Africa and inference of the definition of the new subspecies macroloba Achigan-Dako & Blattner. Candollea 63, 153-167.

Achigan-Dako G.E, Vodouhe S.R, Sangaré A. 2008. Caractérisation morphologique des cultivars locaux de Lagenaria siceraria (Cucurbitaceae) collectés au Bénin et au Togo. Belgian Journal of Botany, 141, 21-38.

Vodouhe R.S., Achigan-Dako G.E., Dulloo M.E., Kouke A. 2008. Effects of silica gel, sun drying and storage conditions on viability of egusi seeds (Cucurbitaceae). Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter 153, 36-42.

Achigan-Dako G.E., Baudoin J-P. 2007. Cucumis melo L. subsp. agrestis (Naudin) Pangalo (Cucurbitaceae): nécessité de clarification sur le statut de la sousespèce. Biotechnologie Agronomie Société Environnement 11, 283-286.

Assogba-Komlan F., Anihouvi P., Achigan-Dako E., Sikirou R., Boko A., Adje C., Ahle V., Vodouhe R., Assa A. 2007. Pratiques culturales et teneur en éléments anti nutritionnels (nitrates et pesticides) du Solanum macrocarpon au sud du Bénin. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition, and Developement 7: 4

Achigan-Dako G.E., Duloo M.E., Vodouhe S.R., Engelmann F. 2004. Investigating effects of sun, shade and silica gel on grain legume seeds quality in Benin. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter 140: 1-8.

Achigan Dako G.E., Fanou N., Kouke A., Avohou H., Vodouhe S.R., Ahanchede A. 2006. Evaluation agronomique de trois espèces de Egusi (Cucurbitaceae) utilisées dans l’alimentation au Bénin et élaboration d’un modèle de prédiction du rendement.  Biotechnologie Agronomie Société Environnement 10: 121-129.

Books, Book chapters and Reports

Sidibé A., Totin E., Segnon A.C., Thompson-Hall M., Hoffman T. 2017. Using Transformative Scenario Planning to think critically about the future of agriculture, natural resources and food security in Koutiala, Mali: An overview. ASSAR Information Brief

Sidibe, A., Vodouhe, R.S. and N’Danikou, S. 2015. Chapter 21. Mali: An Overview of Community Seed and Gene Banks, In: Vernooy R., Shrestha P. and Sthapit B. (eds) Community Seed Banks: Origins, Evolution and Prospects, Routledge, Earthscan, London, pp125-130, ISBN 978-0-415-70805-0

Assogba Komlan F., N’Danikou S., Honfoga J., Sossa Vihotogbe C., Mensah A., Simon S. 2015. Ocimum gratissimum L. (Tchiayo en Fongbé) : Du jardin à la table. Dépôt légal N° 7697 du 07 janvier 2015, 1er trimestre, Bibliothèque Nationale du Bénin, ISBN 978-99-919-0-305-7.

Assogba Komlan F., N’Danikou S., Honfoga J., Sossa Vihotogbe C., Mensah A. 2014. Techniques de production et valeur nutritionnelle de Talinum triangulare (glassoué en fongbé) au Sud-Bénin. Dépôt légal N°7667 du 23 décembre 2014, 4ème trimestre, Bibliothèque Nationale du Bénin, ISBN 978-99-919-0-277-7.

Vihotogbé, R., Sossa-Vihotogbé, C.N.A., Achigan-Dako, G.E., 2014. Safety of Botanical Ingredients in Personal Healthcare: Focus on Africa. In: Gurib-Fakim, A. (Ed.), Novel Plant Bioresources. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp. 395-408. ISBN: 9781118460610

N’Danikou, S., Tchokponhoué, D.A., Houdegbe, C.A., Achigan-Dako, E.G., 2014. African Plant Biodiversity in Pest Management. In: Gurib-Fakim, A. (Ed.), Novel Plant Bioresources. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp. 263-283. ISBN: 9781118460610

Achigan-Dako, G.E., Sogbohossou, O.D, Segnon, C.A., N’Danikou, S., Sinsin, A.B. and Vodouhè, S.R. 2013. Agricultural ecological intensification options in the West African Sahel and Dry Savannas: current knowledge and possible scenario. Bioversity International, West and Central Office, Cotonou, Republic of Benin. pp 79.

Holou R.A.Y., Achigan-Dako E.G., and Sinsin B., 2013. Ecology and management of invasive plants in Africa. In Invasive Plant Ecology, eds. Jose, S., Singh, H., Kohli, R., and Batish, D., pp 161-174. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-4398-8126-2.

Brink, M. and Achigan-Dako, E.G. 2012. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 16. Fibres. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen, Netherlands.

Agustino, S., Mataya, B., Senelwa, K., and Achigan-Dako, G.E. 2011. Non-wood forest products and services for socio-economic development. A Compendium for Technical and Professional Forestry Education. The African Forest Forum, Nairobi, Kenya. 219 pp.

Achigan-Dako, E. G., M. W. Pasquini, F. Assogba Komlan, S. N’Danikou, A. Dansi, and B. Ambrose-Oji. 2010. Traditional Vegetables in Benin. Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin. Imprimeries du CENAP, Cotonou, 285 pp.

Schmelzer G.H., E.G. Achigan-Dako and C.H. Bosch. 2010. Medicinal plants of Tropical Africa. Conclusions and recommendations based on PROTA 11(1): ‘Medicinal plants’. PROTA Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya, 148 pp.

Achigan-Dako, E.G., N’Danikou S., Ahanchede, A. 2010. Growing Momordica, In: Sinsin, B. & Kampmann, D. (eds) Biodiversity Atlas of West Africa: 6.7. Current state of plant diversity, pp264-268, Volume I: Benin. Cotonou & Frankfurt/Main, ISBN 978-3-9813933-0-9

Maundu P., Achigan-Dako E., Morimoto Y., 2009. Bioversity of African vegetables. In: Shackleton C.M., Pasquini M.W., Drescher A.W. (Eds). African Indigenous Vegetables in Urban Agriculture. Earthscan, London, UK. pp. 65–104.

Achigan-Dako G.E. 2008. Phylogenetic and genetic variation analyses in cucurbit species (Cucurbitaceae) from West Africa: definition of conservation strategies. Cuvillier Verlag, Göttingen, 154 p.

Vodouhe S.R., Attah-Krah K., Achigan-Dako G.E., Eyog-Matig O. and Avohou H. (eds). 2007. Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security in West and Central Africa. Regional Conference. 26-30 April 2004. Bioversity International, Rome, Italy, 365 pp.

Achigan-Dako G.E., Vodouhè S.R. 2006. Macrotyloma geocarpum (Harms) Maréchal & Baudet. In: Brink, M. & Belay, G. (Editors). Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 1. Cereals and pulses. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen, Netherlands/Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands/CTA, Wageningen, Netherlands, pp. 111-114.

Vodouhè S.R., Achigan-Dako G.E. 2006. Digitaria exilis (Kippist) Stapf. In: Brink, M. & Belay, G. (Editors). Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 1. Cereals and pulses. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen, Netherlands/Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands/CTA, Wageningen, Netherlands, pp. 59-63.

Vodouhe S. Raymond, Mikkel Grum, Achigan-Dako E.G., Ekow Akyeampong (eds). 2004. Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Income Generation in West and Central Africa. IPGRI, CORAF, GRENEWECA project. August 1999-December 2002

Vodouhe S.R. & Achigan-Dako G.E., (eds), 2004. Renforcement de la contribution du fonio à la sécurité alimentaire et aux revenus des paysans en Afrique de l’Ouest. Actes du séminaire régional sur le fonio, 19-22 Novembre 2001, Bamako, Mali. IPGRI-SSA, Nairobi, 71 pp.

Vodouhe S.R, Zannou A., Achigan-Dako G.E. (eds), 2003. Actes du premier atelier sur la diversité génétique du fonio (Digitaria exilis Stapf.) en Afrique de l’Ouest. Conakry, Guinée, 4–6 août 1998. IPGRI, Rome, Italy, 73 p.

Achigan Dako G.E. Vodouhe S.R., Kouke A., 2003. Collecte des ressources génétiques du voandzou (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) et du ‘’dohi’’ (Macrotyloma geocarpum (Harms) Marech. et Baud.) au Centre Benin. In Agossou A., Amadji  F., Agbo B. Tandjiékpon A. Actes de l’Atelier Scientique du Centre des Recherches Agricoles du Centre-Savè. 18-19 décembre 2002, Dassa, Benin. Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin. pp. 93-107.

Vodouhe R.S., Achigan Dako G.E. & Adjakidje V. 2001. Observation de la diversité génétique des Egusi collectées au Bénin et au Togo. In: Agbo B.P., Isidore T.I., Adjanohoun A., Sagbohan J., Ganglo J., Bankolé C., Igué K., Matthess A. (eds), Actes 2 de l’Atelier Scientifique Sud et Centre, Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin, Niaouli, Bénin, 12-13 décembre 2001, pp. 53-61.

Detongnon J., Achigan E. 2000. Report on the plant genetic resources for food and agriculture program management in Benin. In: JMM Engels, R. Vodouhe, J Thompson, A. Zannou, E. Hehne & M. Grum (eds). Towards sustainable national plant genetic resources programmes. Policy, Planning and coordination issues. 10-18 May 2000, Zschortau-Germany. International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN 92-9043-484-8. pp: 116-120.