In Benin, 20ᵗʰ century – present, a unit of capacity used for grains, gari and peanuts in the shell. From source 1, a value of 4.29 to 4.83 liters can be calculated. Source 2 gives a preliminary estimate of 5.3 liters.
Sourokou (source 3), who appears to have conducted the largest in-the-market survey, gives 5.12 liters, but the amount is complicated by the custom of the seller's giving a brassèe, an extra amount. With 1 brassèe the adjandjan is 5.85 liters, with 2 brassèe, 6.1 liters.
1. Technical Factors..., 1972, page 143.
2. Equipe ONASA.
Guide: Saisie des donnees prix a partir des fiches de travail des enqueteurs de l'observatoire de l'ONASA
RUN 1280. Published online 31 October 2002.
Access by entering the paper number in the searchbox at www.runetwork.de/html/en/ Preliminary estimates of units in local markets are given in a spreadsheet accessed through the link UM.xls in Further Documents. Retrieved 31 December 2007.
3. Republic of Benin, Ministere de L'Agriculture de L'elevage
et de la Peche.
Bio Sourokou, presenter.
Diffusion des informations commerciales. Experience du PROMIC.
Access at www.fidafrique.net/IMG/pdf/PROMIC_Diffusion_informations_commerciales.pdf Retrieved 30 December 2007.
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