Dietary Contribution of Wild Edible Plants to Women’s Diets in the Buffer Zone around the Lama Forest, Benin – An Underutilized Potential

The international community increasingly recognizes the role that agro-biodiversity and Wild Edible Plants (WEPs) play in their contributions to managing risk and building resilience and sustainable food systems. Studies on real contributions of WEPs to peoples’ diets, however, are uncommon. This study assessed the contribution of WEPs to diets of women living in the buffer zone of the Lama forest in southern Benin.

Boedecker, J., Termote, C., Assogbadjo, A.E., Damme, P.V., Lachat, C. Food Security (February 2015), Vol. 7, No. 1, pp 833-849.