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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 62-74
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.009


Modes of Use of the Palm Borassus aethiopum Mart. by the Rural Populations of Eastern and Central-Eastern Regions from Burkina Faso
Oumarou Zongo, François Tapsoba, Hama Cisse, Yves Traore and Aly Savadogo*
LABIA/CRSBAN/Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, UFR-SVT, University of Ouaga1 Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Burkina Faso, 03 BP 7021 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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Abstract:

The eastern and central-eastern regions of Burkina are home to important natural stands of palmyra palm Borassus aethiopum Mart. The objective of this study was to determine the different modes of use of palm Borassus aethiopum Mart. by rural populations in the eastern and central-eastern regions of Burkina. Surveys in the form of questionnaires as well as interviews with structures and resource persons were conducted in three villages in each region with palm stands. A total of 300 people including 150 in the eastern region and 150 in the central-eastern region were interviewed. The results show that all parts of the palmyra Borassus aethiopum Mart. are exploited by rural populations. Sixty (60%) of the people surveyed use the fruits, 9% leaves and 5% the stems. The main forms of farming are the pulling out of seedlings, the collection of ripe fruits to produce seedlings called koboula (in the local yaana language) for consumption or sale and the cutting of the wood (stem) and leaves that come into the construction of houses, sheds, fences, etc. The exploitation of the sap as a drink as well as the many possibilities of use in basketry offered by the palm leaves are unknown. Seedling production is the main income generating activity for the population. It is therefore necessary to consider other forms of exploitation such as the production of wine from the sap as what is practiced in a sustainable way by the people of western region of Burkina.


Keywords: Modes of use; Borassus aethiopum Mart.; Eastern and Central Eastern Region; Burkina
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Oumarou Zongo, François Tapsoba, Hama Cisse, Yves Traore and Aly Savadogo. 2018. Modes of Use of the Palm Borassus aethiopum Mart. by the Rural Populations of Eastern and Central-Eastern Regions from Burkina Faso.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 62-74. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.009