Synthetic Technical Sheet for the production of Yellow Corn (Zea mays L.)

INTRODUCTION Corn (Zea mays L.) is a monoecious, annual herbaceous plant of the Poaceae family. It is native toAmerica and today present on all continents. It represents approximately 75% of world cereal production. The species is highly appreciated for its multiple nutritional values ​​and is consumed in several forms. In Benin, its production takes place […]

Synthetic Technical Sheet for the production of Cowpea (Vigna unguculata, (L) Walp)

INTRODUCTION Cowpea is a grain legume of the Fabaceae family and native to Asia. The species is widely cultivatedin tropical and sub-tropical regions, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa which accounts for almost all ofworld production. It is a self-pollinating, herbaceous, annual plant with a creeping or erect habit. The species offersenormous nutritional possibilities by providing plant […]

Synthetic Technical Sheet for the production of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.)

INTRODUCTION Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a creeping, perennial plant from the Convolvulaceae family. It is native to Central America or northwest South America. The species is now present in tropical and subtropical regions where it is cultivated for its edible tubers of varied colors and shapes. In Benin, sweet potatoes are widely cultivated throughout […]

Synthetic Technical Sheet for the production of Papaya (Carica papaya L.)

INTRODUCTION The papaya tree (Carica papaya) is a tree plant in the Caricaceae family, native to Central and South America. The species is now present in all tropical regions and prized for its very fragrant yellow, orange or reddish pulp fruit with a sweet taste. With a size varying from two (02) to ten (10) […]

Synthetic Technical Sheet for the production of Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.)

INTRODUCTION European eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is a vegetable plant from the Solanaceae family. Likethe African eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.), known locally as agbissan, it is cultivated for itsoften purple-colored fruit. Very low in calories, this vegetable is an important source of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidant compounds and fiber. It is used for the […]


INTRODUCTION Cleome ( Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq., syn. Cleome gynandra L.) is an annual plant of theCleomaceae family found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The plant is distinguished by itswhitish flowers and aroma. Mainly used in Africa and Southeast Asia, it constitutes an importantsubsistence resource for local communities. In Benin, its production, […]


INTRODUCTION The large nightshade (Solanum marcocarpon L.) , Gboma in “fon”, belongs to the Solanaceae family which includes other well-known species such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and chili peppers. In Benin, this vegetable is grown for its leaves rich in calcium and phosphorus and consumed in sauce. It is therefore one of the top three […]


INTRODUCTION Carrot (Daucus carotta L.) , a biannual herbaceous plant of the Apiaceae family (formerlyUmbelliferae), native to Central Asia. It is widely cultivated today for its fleshy, edible taproot, generally orange in color. This root vegetable is mainly rich in fiber,carotene and present on all continents. In Benin, it is more cultivated all along the […]


INTRODUCTION The garden korea (Corchorus olitorius L.) commonly called horsewort is known under the name of Ninouwi in thelocal “Fon” language. It is a herbaceous plant of the Tiliaceae family and is widely consumed as aleafy vegetable by households in the form of a sticky sauce. In Benin, vegetable coreta is produced onmarket gardening sites […]

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