Semi-Detailed Characterization of West Savalou
Geographic focus: Benin / Savalou
Date completed: 2002
The consequences of poverty extend beyond human suffering and often lead to environmental degradation and overexploitation of natural resources. Norbert Agoinon, a local student created a series of maps of Savalou and described how poverty threatens a region’s natural environment. Norbert recommended that farmers adopt agricultural systems that are more appropriate to local environmental conditions.
Topics / keywords: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Ecosystem Management