Reference : Le Noisetier d'Afrique (Coula edulis Baill.). Un produit forestier non ligneux méconnu
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Agriculture & agronomy
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/130191
Le Noisetier d'Afrique (Coula edulis Baill.). Un produit forestier non ligneux méconnu
French
[en] African walnut (Coula edulis Baill.). An unknown non-timber forest product
Moupela, Christian mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > > Form. doct. sc. agro. & ingé. biol.]
2011
Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE]
Presses Agronomiques de Gembloux
15
3
485-495
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1370-6233
1780-4507
Gembloux
Belgique
[en] Coula edulis ; PFNL ; usages ; Afrique centrale
[en] Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are of
significant nutritional, economic and cultural importance for the people of central Africa. However, many products have not
yet been the subject of scientific studies; such is the case of Coula edulis. Although very little is known about this species,
it has many uses and its fruits are regularly eaten and marketed by various communities. Cultivation of this tree species
remains however very limited, mainly because of the low germination potential of its seeds. Its wood, renowned for its termite
resistance, is used locally for construction. Mechanical tests conducted on the timber have put its technological aptitudes to
the fore; it has indeed the potential to become one of the most sought-after commercial species. As in the future, Coula edulis
could be managed for its wood as well as its non timber products, in-depth studies aiming at the sustainable development of
this natural resource need to be implemented.
Projet d'Appui Institutionnel et de Développement des Ressources Humaines (PAI-DRH) du Gabon. ; Institut National Supérieur d'Agronomie et de Biotechnologies du Gabon
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/130191
La présente synthèse bibliographique ambitionne de dresser l'état des connaissances acquises sur une espèce méconnue: le noisetier d'Afrique (Coula edulis Bail.). Elle aborde d'abord la notion de produit forestier non ligneux et son importance pour les populations d'Afrique centrale. La biologie, les tentatives de propagation et les multiples utilisations de l'espèce sont passées avant l'identification de quelques perspectives de recherche dans l'optique d'une meilleure valorisation de l'essence.

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