Valentin Missiakô Kindomihou

Université d'Abomey-Calavi Benin

Dr. Valentin Missiakô Kindomihou is a Professor at the School of Animal Production Science and Technologies, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences (FSA), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin. He is an Agrostologist and Animal Production Scientist with background in Agronomy (BSc, MSc, Agricultural Engineer, former National Univ. of Benin, Republic of Benin), Environmental Protection and Agrarian Systems Improvement (MBA, Univ. of Niamey, Niger), Grasses and Forage Science (MSC and PhD, Free Univ. of Brussels, Belgium), Grasses and Grassland Ecophysiology (Post-Doc, Okayama Univ., Japan), and Organic agriculture (Certificate, Coventry Univ., UK). His teaching is mainly on Agrostology, Forage Improvement and Ecophysiology, Animal Nutrition and Environment, Animal production systems, Agroforestry and Pasture evaluation, Fodder cropping management. As a Senior Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA, FSA-UAC), Benin, his research focuses on Forage and Grass Science, their interactions with social and ecological systems and the implications for building resilience and sustainability. The general thematic areas of his research are Pastoralism and degraded soil restoration, climate risks, resilience, vulnerability, actor perspectives, food security and organic agriculture, organic livestock production, ecological and organic forage production. Prof Kindomihou has over 25 years’ experience in sub-Sahara Africa (mainly Benin, Niger), Belgium, Japan, UK and USA on Pastoral Ecology and Forage plants improvement, Livestock Production Systems, Forage cropping and Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Adaptation of Tropical Forage Species, Biodiversity and Conservation of key Forage Species and rare Pastures, Forage management, and is involved in science-policy activities. He is an editorial board member of Genetics and Biodiversity Journal and Annales de l’Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey, Série A: Sciences Naturelles, Agronomiques et de Santé. He is head of the Research unit for Pastoralism and Soil restoration of the LEA – FSA - UAC, Benin. He is editor of Grasses and Grassland Aspects (IntechOpen, UK, 2020) and Sorghum: Properties, Syntheses and Applications (Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, 2019).

Valentin Missiakô Kindomihou

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Valentin Missiakô Kindomihou

Renewed attention is being given to global agricultural productivity such as food security, food prices, financial viability of farm businesses under rising costs, declining availability and affordability of critical inputs including suitable land, etc.Thus, farming systems need to combine space maintenance and food herds in rural areas. Facing these new challenges, interest in grasses and grasslands as important forage systems has increased over the past 30 years, due to their economic, environmental, and ecological properties. A better use of economic and ecological potentials requires an understanding of their functions, and the development of tools for feeding herds, managing space, maintaining biodiversity, and limiting pollution.This book intends to provide the reader with the latest aspects on grasses and grassland for the well-being of farming systems.

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