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Accra 2008

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The individual abstracts and powerpoint presentations of conference participants can be downloaded below or accessed via the Conference programme above.

Session I: Agro-Forestry and Ex-Situ Conservation

Chair:  Dr. Joseph Cobbinah

Hugues A. Akpona
Traditional botanical gardens as a tool for preserving plant diversity, indigenous knowledge and last threatened relic forest in Northern Benin.
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Denis. J. Sonwa
Traditional knowledge developed by farmers to overcome pest and diseases constraints inside cocoa agroforest of southern Cameroon
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K. Wala
Traditional agroforestry systems in Togo: Variability according to latitude and local communities.
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Raphaël Njoukam
Dans l’Ouest-Cameroun, les paysans ont conservé les arbres dans leurs champs, pendant que l’Etat laissait brûler ses réserves
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Mulubrhan Balehegn
Assessing indigenous knowledge for evaluation, propagation and conservation of indigenous multipurpose fodder-trees towards enhancing climate change adaptation in northern Ethiopia    
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Ebenezer Owusu-Sekyere
Traditional knowledge on tree characteristics and use for agroforestry in Ghana
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Session II: Non-timber Forest Products

Chair: Dr. Kwame A. Adam

Gérard N. Gouwakinnou – Indigenous knowledge and uses of Sclerocarya birrea (A.Rich.)Hochst. (Anacardiaceae) by rural population around W. National Park in Karimama, Benin
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A.B. Fandohan – Endogenous knowledge on tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) in northern Benin
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Vodouhê G. Fifanou – Estimating local values of vegetable non-timber forest products to Pendjari Biosphere Reserve dwellers in Benin
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N’dri Marie-Therese Kouame- Food trees and spontaneous lianas of the zone of semi-deciduous forest (Center-West of Cote d'Ivoire): species encountered, plant parts consumed and food values  
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Session III: Societal Perspectives on Tradional Forest Knowledge

Chair: Doris Mutta

Elisabeth Johann – What we can learn from history: the present role of commons in managing the environment – a case study from Austria
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Mauro Agnoletti – Introducing traditional knowledge in Sustainable Forest Management: the guidelines developed for the Ministerial Conference on  the Protection of Forest in Europe
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William Mala – Local conceptualization of nature, forest knowledge systems and adaptive management in southern Cameroon
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Dominic Byarugaba & R.F. Nakakeeto – Indigenous knowledge (IK) and conservation attitudes on biodiversity outside of protected area systems in Uganda: Igara county scenario
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A.J. Afolayan – The impact of indigenous knowledge system on the conservation of forests medicinal plants in Guruve, Zimbabwe
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Session IV: Forest Management

Chair: Dr. William Mala

Kwame Asamoah Adam – Some Ghanaian traditional practices of forest management and biodiversity conservation
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Doris Mutta – Traditional knowledge systems for protection of Kaya forests
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Lucy Amissah – Indigenous fire management practices in Ghana
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Mercy Derkyi – Influence of traditional knowledge on the management and conservation of forest ecosystems in Ghana.
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Session V: Ethnobiologoy

Chair: Dr. E. Owusu-Sekyere

N.S.A. Derkyi – Traditional forest knowledge on conservation of seed oil, medicinals, dye and tannin plants
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Carolle Avocevou – Quantitative ethnobotany of Pentadesma butyracea in Benin
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Tefera Belay Endalamaw – Traditional access and forest management arrangements for beekeeping: the case of southwest Ethiopia forest region
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Belem Bassirou – Identification des arbres hors forêt préférés par les populations locales dans la Province du Sanmatenga au Burkina Faso
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Fidèle Bognounou – Ethnobotany of five Combretaceae species among four ethnic groups of four villages of West Burkina Faso
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Dominic Byarugaba – The plight of indigenous and traditional knowledge in health seeking behaviour using herbal medicine in remote areas of south western Uganda
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Session VI:

Chair: Prof. Dominic Byarugaba

Sylvestre C.A.M. Djagoun – Diversity and ethnozoological study of small mammals in village surrounding the Pendjari biosphere reserve in northern Benin
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Ekeoba Matthew Isikheumen – Degraded forests in protected landscapes: Prospects of biodiversity rehabilitation in Urhonigbe Forest Reserve, Edo State, Nigeria
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