MSc Student


Mariette AGBOHESSOU (Beninese) was born in 1994, and grew up in the south of Benin, a region where breeding and vegetable crop production on small scale are the main occupations and sources of income of communities. Mariette studied Agronomy at the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of University of Abomey-Calavi where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with specialization in Forestry and Natural Resources’ Management. She is currently a RUFORUM Scholarship beneficiary, pursuing a Master of Science training in Forest Resources’ Management at the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin). Mariette’s dream is to contribute to the development of her country by creating jobs especially for women.


Research Project

Title of research work: Comparative analysis of the performances of grafting and aerial marcotting to propagate baobab

The global objective of the study is to compare performances of grafting, cutting and aerial marcotting to propagate baobab tree. Specifically, it aims to:

  • Assess the effect of scion diameter and grafting method on grafting success
  • Assess the effect of different Indole 3-Butyric Acid (IBA) concentrations on the success of aerial marcotting of baobab
  • Assess the effect of cuttings length and IBA concentrations on the rooting success of cuttings for vegetative propagation of baobab