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List of medicinal and agroforestry plants found in various ecosystems of Benin

Latest version published by Laboratory of Forest Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi) on Jun 4, 2017 Laboratory of Forest Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi)

This database includes a list of medicinal and agroforestry species plants collected throughout Benin

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 739 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

YEHOUENOU TESSI DR, SOS Biodiversity, GANGLO CJ. 2017. List of medicinal and agroforestry plants found in various ecosystems of Benin. Laboratory of Forest Sciences, FSA-UAC.

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Laboratory of Forest Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 9cc68a7f-df2d-49d6-b797-94c99a2cafe8.  Laboratory of Forest Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Benin.

Keywords

Occurrence; Species diversity; medicinal plants; agroforestry species; Benin

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Donald Romaric YEHOUENOU TESSI
Research Assistant
Laboratory of Forest Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi 229 Calavi Atlantique BJ +22997696308

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Donald Romaric YEHOUENOU TESSI
Research Assistant
Laboratory of Forest Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi 229 Calavi Atlantique BJ +22997696308

Who filled in the metadata:

Donald Romaric YEHOUENOU TESSI
Research Assistant
Laboratory of Forest Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi 229 Calavi Atlantique BJ +22997696308

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Jean Ganglo

Geographic Coverage

This database includes a list of medicinal and agroforestry species plants collected throughout Benin

Bounding Coordinates South West [6.33, 1.12], North East [12.4, 3.58]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Plantae (Plantes)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1996-10-02 / 2017-03-04

Project Data

This project mobilizes data about medicinal plants and multipurpose agroforestry plant species in Benin, strengthening the national network’s capacity and promoting the use of these data in biodiversity conservation. To achieve this, priority medicinal plants known to treat malaria and important agroforestry species in use in the country are being identified, and workshops on data mobilization and data use are organized. Over 59,000 data records will be published through GBIF.org and the GBIF Benin portal. Relevant data held in collections in France, Netherlands and Belgium are also being gathered and will be published. The project maps the distribution of targeted species and will suggest conservation strategies to policy makers during workshops on the conservation and sustainable use of

Title Capacity building and biodiversity data mobilization to address health and food security priorities in Benin
Identifier BID-AF2015-0065-NAC
Funding The funding of this project is generously provided by European Union in the framework of Biodiversity Information for Development program managed by GBIF Secretariat
Study Area Description The data digitized and published in the framework of this project are gathered throughout the whole country on the targeted species
Design Description The design is detailed according to the objectives of the project 1) Establish and strengthen national biodiversity information facilities; to achieve this, we will identify priority medicinal plants renowned in healing malaria and priority multipurpose agroforestry plant species used by Beninese. We will organize workshops to capacitate partners to enable them mobilize and use data. We will also digitize, and publish Benin data deposited in France, Netherlands, and Belgium. 2) Increase available biodiversity data, within and beyond the grant period by providing technical and financial assistance to partner institutions to help them digitize their data. Data mobilized and checklists will be published through GBIF and GBIF Benin portals. 3) Apply biodiversity data in response to national priorities by achieving distribution maps and ecological niche models of the targeted species; we will suggest strategies to conserve and use species and make conclusions on how relevant protected areas are today and in the future with respect to biodiversity conservation and make adequate suggestions to increase their efficiency in protecting biodiversity. Finally, communications and outreach will be elaborated and broadcasted via diverse media to demonstrate to policy and decision makers the value chain: data → knowledge → applications.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Jean Cossi GANGLO

Bibliographic Citations

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Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt-benin.gbif.fr/resource?r=tessi_2017