Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur l'Afrique et le Moyen-Orient


Jourdain Lokossou

Doctorat en agroéconomie

Université Laval


Sujet de thèse

Compétitivité des fermes porcines du Québec en présence du programme de soutien au revenu agricole

Peer-reviewed papers

  • Mengistu Alemu, Daregot Berihun, Jourdain C. Lokossou, Bedilu Yismaw (2024). Productivity and efficiency heterogeneity among maize smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. Cogent Food & Agriculture. https://doiorg.acces.bibl.ulaval.ca/10.1080/23311932.2023.2300191
  • Alphonse Singbo, Jourdain C. Lokossou, Luca Tiberti (2024). Guest editorial: Introduction to the special issue on productive employment in rural farm and non-farm sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies. https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-02-2024-340
  • Martin Paul Jr. Tabe-Ojong, Jourdain C. Lokossou, Bisrat Gebrekidan, Hypolyte D. Affognon. (2023). Adoption of climate-resilient groundnut varieties increases agricultural production, consumption, and smallholder commercialization in West Africa. Nature Communications. 14(1): 51-75. http://dx.doi.org/s41467-023-40781-1
  • Alphonse Singbo, Jourdain C. Lokossou (2023). Policy interventions and productive employment in rural sub-Saharan Africa: a gender-differentiated meta-analysis. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies. https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-02-2022-0028
  • Martin Paul Jr. Tabe-Ojong, Ghislain B.D. Aihounton, Jourdain C. Lokossou (2023). Climate-smart agriculture and food security: Cross-country evidence from West Africa. Global Environmental Change. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2023.102697
  • Martin Paul Jr. Tabe-Ojong, Yong Sebastian Nyam, Jourdain C. Lokossou, Bisrat Haile Gebrekidan (2023). Farmer advisory systems and pesticide use in legume-based systems in West Africa. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.161282
  • Alphonse Singbo, James Quarshies, Alice Bonou, Jourdain C. Lokossou, Dougbedji Fatondji and Lidia Dandedjrohoun (2023). Improving women’s purchasing power through land-enhancing technologies: The case of bio-reclamation of degraded lands in Niger. Front. Sustain. Food Syst. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2022.1052987
  • Jourdain C. Lokossou, Hippolyte Affognon, Alphonse Singbo, Michel Vabi, Ayoni Ogunbayo, Paul Tanzubil, Alcade S. Segnon, Geoffrey Muricho, Haile Desmae, Hakeem Ajeigbe (2022). Welfare impacts of improved groundnut varieties adoption and food security implications in the semi-arid areas of West Africa. Food Security. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-022-01255-2
  • Alphonse G. Singbo, Felix Badolo, Jourdain C. Lokossou, & Hippolyte Affognon (2021). Market participation and technology adoption: An application of a triple-hurdle model approach to improved sorghum varieties in Mali. Scientific African. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2021.e00859
  • Aminou Arouna, Jeffrey D. Michler & Jourdain C. Lokossou (2021). Contract farming and rural transformation: Evidence from a field experiment in Benin. Journal of Development Economics 151 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2021.102626. Working Paper 25665, NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, Cambridge, USA. March 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.3386/w25665
  • Alcade C. Segnon, Edmond Totin, Robert B. Zougmore, Jourdain C. Lokossou, Enoch G. Achigan-Dako & Christopher Gordon (2021). Differential household vulnerability to climatic and non-climatic stressors in semi-arid areas of Mali, West Africa. Climate and Development, https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2020.1855097
  • Geoffrey Muricho, Jourdain C. Lokossou, Hippolyte Affognon, Benjamin Ahmed, Haile Desmae, Hakeem Ajeigbe, Michael Vabi, Jummai Yila, Essegbemon Akpo, Christopher Ojiewo (2020). Estimating and decomposing groundnut gender yield gap: Evidence from rural farming households in Northern Nigeria. Sustainability 12(21), 8923; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218923
  • Benjamin Ahmed, Candidus Alichenu Echekwu, S. G. Mohammed, Chris Ojiewo, Hakeem Ajeigbe, Micheal Bobboh Vabi, Jourdain C. Lokossou, Hippolyte Affognon & Ogechi Cordelia Nwahia (2020). Analysis of Adoption of Improved Groundnut Varieties in the Tropical Legume Project (TL III) States in Nigeria. Agricultural Sciences 11, 143-156. https://doi.org/10.4236/as.2020.112009
  • Aminou Arouna, Jourdain C. Lokossou, Marcos Wopereis, Samuel Brice-Oliver & Harold Roy-Macauley (2017) Contribution of improved rice varieties to poverty reduction and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Global Food Security 41 (2017) 54-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2017.03.001

Conference papers

  • Jourdain C. Lokossou, Alphonse Singbo, Bruno Larue (2023). More is better? Farmer preferences for business risk management strategies under revenue insurance. Presented at the Joint Canadian Agricultural Economics Society and Western Agricultural Economics Association, Vancouver, Canada. July 17-20,2023
  • Jourdain C. Lokossou, Alphonse Singbo (2023). Taking a new look at hedging strategies in Quebec hod industry under farm income insurance program. Presented at the Thirteenth Annual Canadian Agri-Food Policy Conference, Ottawa, Canada. January 26-28, 2023
  • Jourdain C. Lokossou, Issoufou Kapran, Jummai Yila & Hippolyte Affognon (2019). Gender, Intra-household seed demand and technical efficiency: Evidence from groundnut and dryland cereals in Mali. Invited paper for the “Seeds of Change Conference”. Canberra, Australia, April 2-4, 2019
  • Jourdain C. Lokossou, Aminou Arouna, Aliou Diagne & Gauthier Biaou (2015). Gender differential impact of Nerica adoption on Total Factor Productivity: evidence from Benin Republic. Presented at the 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, 8-14 August 2015, Milano, Italia
  • Jourdain C. Lokossou, Rose Fiamohe, Aminou Arouna, Aliou Diagne (2014). Agriculture and health: an overview of the relationship between rice cropping systems and rice farmers’ health in West Africa. Presented at the first conference of the Theoretical and Applied Economics Association, 11-13 November 2014. University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin.

Axes de recherche au sein du Ciram

Sujets de spécialisation
  • Economie Agricole,
  • Economie du développement,
  • Analyse de risques
Intérêts de recherche
Expériences de travail

Evaluation Specialist

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Supporting the generation of rigorous, demand-driven evidence

Mapping evaluation gap

Principal Consultant in Impact Assessment

Desjardins International Development (DID, Canada) & Laval University

Impact Assessment of the Project to support the development,

professionalization, and reorganization of microfinance in Benin (ADAPAMI)

Principal Consultant in Impact Assessment

Research and Impact Assessment Unit (RIA, IFAD, Italy) & Réseau Billital

Maroobé (RBM, Niger)

Rapid impact assessment of Component 1 of the regional Project to assist pastoral and

agro-pastoral households faced with the cumulative effects of COVID-19 pandemic, lean season and insecurity (PAS2P-RPSF)

Principal Consultant in Impact Assessment

AfricaRice Center, Policy, Innovation Systems, and Impact Assessment Program

Impact Assessment of the long-term and large-scale impact of AfricaRice
Research for Development as part of the 50-year celebration

Associate Consultant

Partnership for Economic Policy (https://www.pep-net.org)

Using metadata analysis to synthesize findings from PAGE II projects.

Scientific Officer, Agricultural Economics

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), (Bamako,

Mali, https://www.icrisat.org)

Analyzing grain legumes and dryland cereals value chains impact on poverty and food

security in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Nigeria

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning of several projects

Adoption studies and impact assessment of projects and technologies

Installing and facilitating multi-actor platforms

Capacity building of interns, research technicians

Contribution to resource mobilization

Data Analyst

AfricaRice Center, Policy, Innovation Systems, and Impact Assessment Program

Analyzing rice value chains in 19 sub-Saharan Africa countries

Coordinating data collection (quantitative and qualitative) and analyzing large datasets

Contributing to project management, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

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Contributing to training of smallholder farmers on agribusiness and contract farming

Contributing to training of interns/students and national agricultural research systems on computer Assisted Personal Interviews, ex-ante and ex-post impact assessment

Associate Consultant

West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) in Benin

Impact assessment of WAAPP on Cashew, Rice, and Maize value chains


Project Sorghum and Millet 2, University of Abomey-Calavi

Survey tools design and coordination of data collection

Data analysis and report writing on women’s role in sorghum and millet processing


AfricaRice Center, Policy, Innovation Systems, and Impact Assessment Program

Contribution to the design and implementation of impact assessment studies