Sogbohossou E.O.D, Achigan-Dako E. G., Mumm R., de Vos, R. and Schranz E., 2020. Natural variation in specialised metabolites production in the leafy vegetable spider plant (Gynandropsis gynandra L. (Briq.)) in Africa and Asia. Phytochemistry 178, 112468. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytochem.2020.112468

Félicien Akohoue, Enoch Gbenato Achigan-Dako,Clay Sneller, Allen Van Deynze, Julia Sibiya  »Genetic diversity, SNP-trait associations and genomic selection accuracy in a west African collection of Kersting’s groundnut [Macrotyloma geocarpum(Harms) Maréchal & Baudet] doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234769

Blalogoe, Jelila S., Alfred O. Odindo, EO Dêêdi Sogbohossou, Julia Sibiya, and Enoch G. Achigan-Dako. « Origin-dependence of variation in seed morphology, mineral composition and germination percentage in Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq. accessions from Africa and Asia. » BMC Plant Biology 20, no. 1 (2020): 1-14

Coulibaly, M., Agossou, C.O.A., Akohoué, F., Sawadogo, M. and Achigan-Dako, E.G. (2020). Farmers’ Preferences for Genetic Resources of Kersting’s Groundnut [Macrotyloma geocarpum (Harms) Maréchal and Baudet] in the Production Systems of Burkina Faso and Ghana. Agronomy 10: 3. 1-20. doi:10.3390/agronomy10030371.

Chataika, B.; Akundabweni, L.; Achigan-Dako, E.G.; Sibiya, J.; Kwapata, K.; Thomas, B. Diversity and Domestication Status of Spider Plant (Gynandropsis gynandra, L.) amongst Sociolinguistic Groups of Northern Namibia. Agronomy 202010, 56.

Sanya, C. A., Chadare, F. J., Hounhouigan, M. H., Fassinou Hotegni, V. N., Gbaguidi, M. A., Dekpemadoha, J. E., Linnemann & Hounhouigan, D. J. (2020). Effects of plant density and fertilizer formula on physicochemical and sensorial characteristics of pasteurized juice from Perolera sugarloaf pineapples grown in the long rainy season. NJAS-Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, (92) 1-8

Sohindji, F.S.; Sogbohossou, D.E.O.; Zohoungbogbo, H.P.F.; Houdegbe, C.A.; Achigan-Dako, E.G. Understanding Molecular Mechanisms of Seed Dormancy for Improved Germination in Traditional Leafy Vegetables: An Overview. Agronomy 2020, 10, 57



Solomon, N., Segnon, A. C., Birhane, E. 2019 Ecosystem Service Values Changes in Response to Land-Use/Land-Cover Dynamics in Dry Afromontane Forest in Northern Ethiopia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(23), 4653. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16234653

Akakpo AD.M. and Achigan-Dako. E.G. 2019. Nutraceutical Uses of Traditional Leafy Vegetables and Transmission of Local Knowledge from Parents to Children in Southern Benin. Agronomy 9 (12), 805, 2019.

Akohoue, F., Achigan-Dako, E.G., Coulibaly, M., Sibiya J (2019) Correlations, path coefficient analysis and phenotypic diversity of a West African germplasm of Kersting’s groundnut [Macrotyloma geocarpum (Harms) Maréchal & Baudet]. Genet Resour Crop Evol 66: 1825. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-019-00839-w

Charlotte A. O. Adje, Enoch G. Achigan-Dako, Geo Coppens d’Eeckenbrugge, Hounnankpon Yedomonhan and Clément Agbangla (2019) Morphological characterization of pineapple (Ananas comosus) genetic resources from Benin. Fruits 74(4), 167–179.

Tchokponhoué, D.A., S. N’Danikou and E.G. Achigan-Dako. 2019. A combination of approaches evidenced seed storage behaviour in the miracle berry Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell. BMC Plant Biology 19: 117.

Tchokponhoué, D.A., S. N’Danikou, J.S. Houéto and E.G. Achigan-Dako. 2019. Shade and nutrient-mediated phenotypic plasticity in the miracle plant Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell. Scientific Reports 9: 5135.

Sogbohossou E.O.D, D. Kortekaas, E.G. Achigan-Dako, P. Maundu, T. Stoilova, A. Van Deynze, R.C.H. de Vos, M. E. Schranz. Association between vitamin content, plant morphology and geographical origin in a worldwide collection of the orphan crop Gynandropsis gynandra (Cleomaceae). Planta. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-019-03142-1

Chogou, S.K., R. Assogba, H. Degbey, E. Abokini and E.G. Achigan-Dako. 2019. Market structure and performance of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) in Benin. Scientific African 3: e00048.

Akohoué, F., J. Sibiya and E.G. Achigan-Dako. 2019. 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. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 66: 195-214


Endl, J., E.G. Achigan‐Dako, A.K. Pandey, A.J. Monforte, B. Pico and H. Schaefer. 2018. Repeated domestication of melon (Cucumis melo) in Africa and Asia and a new close relative from India. American Journal of Botany 105: 1662-1671.

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

Adjé, C.A., F. Quenum, P.T. Akonde, E.G. Achigan-Dako and C. Agbangla. 2018. Differential response of pineapple cultivars to propagules production using stem cuttings. Annales des Sciences Agronomiques 22. doi:https ://dx.doi.org/10.4314/asab.v22i2.3.

Zohoungbogbo, H.P., C.A. Houdegbe, D.E. Sogbohossou, M.G. Tossou, P. Maundu, E.M. Schranz, et al. 2018. Andromonoecy in Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.(Cleomaceae) and effects on fruit and seed production. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 65: 2231-2239.

Sogbohossou, E.D., E.G. Achigan-Dako, T. van Andel and M.E. Schranz. 2018. Drivers of Management of Spider Plant (Gynandropsis gynandra) Across Different Socio-linguistic Groups in Benin and Togo. Economic Botany: 1-25.

Totin, E., A. Segnon, M. Schut, H. Affognon, R.B. Zougmoré, T. Rosenstock, et al. 2018. Institutional perspectives of climate-smart agriculture: A systematic literature review. Sustainability 10: 1-20.

Tchokponhoué, D., E. Achigan-Dako, S. N’Danikou, A. Houdégbé, C. Agossou, F. Assogba-Komlan, et al. 2018. Regeneration ability and seedling growth in the miracle plant Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell. Fruits 73: 13-21.

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

Akohoue, F., A.C. Segnon and E.G. Achigan-Dako. 2018. Diversity in smallholder citrus orchards and cultivation bottlenecks: research avenues for improved production in Benin, West Africa. Experimental Agriculture 54: 641-654.


Kpéra, G.N., A.C. Segnon, A. Saïdou, G.A. Mensah, N. Aarts and A.J. van der Zijpp. 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 & food security 6: 67.

N’Danikou, S., R.S. Vodouhe, M.R. Bellon, A. Sidibé and H. Coulibaly. 2017. Foraging Is determinant to improve smallholders’ food security in rural areas in Mali, West Africa. Sustainability 9: 2074.

Affokpon, A., C. Djihinto, M. Andjanakou-Tachin, C. Tossou, E. Achigandako, H. Baimey, et al. 2017. Gestion des nematodes a 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: 133-143.

Tchokponhoué, D.A., S. N’Danikou, I. Hale, A. Van Deynze and E.G. Achigan-Dako. 2017. Early fruiting in Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell juveniles induced by water and inorganic nutrient management. F1000Research 6.

Arinloye, A.D.D., A. Degrande, V.N.F. Hotegni, E. Asaah, R. Bockarie, J.B. Nyemeck, et al. 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.



Charlotte, A., A. Gbènato and B. Clément. 2016. Optimizing genomic DNA isolation in pineapple (Ananas comosus L.). Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics 4: 11-18.

Fassinou-Hotegni, V.N., W.J.M. Lommen, E.K. Agbossou and P.C. Struik. 2014. Understanding the effects of slip pruning on pineapple fruit quality. Acta horticulturae 1111: 231-240.

Houdegbe, C.A., O.E. Sogbohossou and E.G. Achigan-Dako. 2016. Utilization and breeding perspective in the egusi gourd Melothria sphaerocarpa (Cogn.) H. Schaef. et SS Renner (syn: Cucumeropsis mannii Naudin). Genetic resources and crop evolution 63: 545-559.


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.


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.


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.