Socio-economic and ethnobotanical data of wooden tree species of northern Benin, Western Africa

The dataset is the outcome of a household survey conducted in two villages in northern Benin, West Africa. It contains, firstly, information about multi-purpose useful plant species identified to be important for locals for e.g. construction, nutrition, energy, medical and hygienic purposes (i.e. Non-Timber-Forest-Products) and their relevance in terms of household economics. Respondents stated information about quantities of NTFPs harvested / gathered from the savanna woodland and the respective amounts consumed / sold / bartered or given away as a gift. Secondly, the dataset provides information about socio-economic attributes. These are: household composition and assets, sources of income, employment, agricultural production as well as animal husbandry (quantities). The survey comprises five different ethnic groups residing in thw two villages (Fulani, Ditammarie, Yom, Bariba and Kabie). Thirdly, there is GPS-based data on the spatial distribution of resources, land use and infrastructure of the villages.

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Field Value
Geographic coverage
Geographic description Chabi-Couma, Benin
Bounding coordinates
North: 10.0065699
West: 1.47381
East: 1.47381
South: 10.0065699
Temporal coverage
Time period
Begin: 2008
End: 2009
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Last Updated December 17, 2020, 15:41 (UTC)
Created December 17, 2020, 15:41 (UTC)

Responsible parties

Name Katja Heubach
Organization affiliations
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)


Name Katja Heubach
Organization affiliations
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)

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