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About Alcade Segnon

Alcade Segnon Alcade Christel SEGNON Research Assistant Horticulture and Genetics Unit Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi 07 BP 0356 Sainte Rita, Cotonou, Republic of Benin Email: alcadese@gmail.com ********************************************************************************** EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 2014 Master of Science in Agronomy, Graduated with the highest Distinction Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi 2013 Training course on “Oil Palm Breeding Research” CRA-PP Pobè, National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRAB) 2011 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy, Graduated with Distinction Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi 2009 Internship: Training on “Organic Agriculture principles and practices” International Centre of Experimentation and Valorization of African Resources (CIEVRA), Fondation Espace Afrique RESEARCH INTERESTS Plant Genetic Resources Utilization and Conservation; Ethnobotany; Ecological Intensification; Agricultural Sustainability; Traditional Ecological Knowledge; Farming Systems CURRENT PROJECT I’m currently investigating the place of plant genetic resources in ecological intensification of agriculture in dry areas of West Africa. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE May 2011 Field Research Assistant Convergence of Sciences - Strengthening Innovation Systems (CoS-SIS) research program, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Research project: Nikki, Sakabansi and Fombawi agro- pastoral dams’ water quality in northern Benin: users’ knowledge and perception of water quality April 2011 Field Research Assistant Convergence of Sciences - Strengthening Innovation Systems (CoS-SIS) research program, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Research project: Diversity of fish and estimation of fish population in Nikki, Sakabansi and Fombawi agropastoral dams in Northern Benin December 2010 - February 2011 Research Assistant Convergence of Sciences - Strengthening Innovation Systems (CoS-SIS) research program, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Research project: Diagnosing vegetable production around agro-pastoral dams in Nikki Municipality WORK EXPERIENCE August 2012 – Present Junior translator (English to French and vice versa) at New Alliance Trust Ltd October 2012 Associate consultant for AMAB (Assurance Mutuelle Agricole du Bénin) in the project GREEN Responsibilities: Diagnostic of market gardens of Municipality of Abomey-Calavi, Data analysis and reporting. August 2011 – November 2011 Work placement to NGO HORTITECHS DEVELOPPEMENT Responsibilities: Participation in the elaboration of guidelines for organic production of lettuce and carrot in southern Benin; Supervision of a team to promote organic vegetables of the Community Supported Agriculture (AMAP-BENIN); Exchange trip with farmers of Burkina Faso PUBLICATIONS Peer-reviewed journal articles Segnon A.C., Achigan-Dako G.E., Gaoue O.G., Vodouhè S.R., N’Danikou S., Ahanchédé A. Farmer’s knowledge and willingness to apply sustainable agricultural intensification options: implications for improving production systems in arid and semi-arid areas in Benin. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (under review) Segnon A.C., Achigan-Dako G.E. Comparative analysis of diversity and utilization of edible plants in arid and semi-arid areas in Benin: influence of phytogeographical location, sociolinguistic membership and farming systems on food basket. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (under review) Review articles Achigan-Dako G.E., Sogbohossou O.D., Segnon A.C., N’Danikou S., Sinsin A.B., 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 84. Kpéra G.N., Segnon A.C., Saïdou A., Kossou D.K. 2012. Barriers and opportunities for vegetable production around agro-pastoral dams in northern Benin: results of a diagnostic study. Proceeding of the 3rd Colloquium of Sciences, Technologies and Cultures of University of Abomey-Calavi, June 6-10, 2011, Abomey-Calavi: University of Abomey-Calavi, pp 385-401. Books Segnon A.C. 2014. Maraîchage autour des retenues agro-pastorales au Nord Bénin : Etude diagnostique dans la Commune de Nikki. Editions Universitaires Européennes, ISBN : 978-3-8417-9817-6 CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS Kpéra G.N., Segnon A.C., Saïdou A., Kossou D.K. 2011. Production maraîchère autour des retenues agro-pastorales au nord Bénin : cas de Nikki, Fombawi et Sakabansi dans la Commune de Nikki. Third Colloquium of Sciences, Technologies and Cultures of University of Abomey-Calavi, June 6-10, 2011. Akassato, Bénin. Oral presentation
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