yébéssi

In Benin, 20th century, a unit of capacity used for grain and shelled groundnuts. According to source 1: stricken, 3.2 liters; average, 3.9 liters; brimming over, 4.4 liters. Source 2 gives 4.40 liters. Source 3 takes into account the extra amount, the brassée, sometimes given by the seller: 7 liters; with one brassée, 7.37 liters; with 2 brassées, 7.9 liters.

According to Bakary and Badou, the name derives from that of a village about 20 km north of Beterou.

1. Imorou Bakary and Epiphane K Badou.
Le Commerce au Benin: Les Unites de Mesure des Denrees Alimentaires dans le Borgou et ses Envrirons. Le Cir de Parakou descendu dans les marches.
RUN # 1274. Published online 16 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.

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.
July 2006.

Access at www.fidafrique.net/IMG/pdf/PROMIC_Diffusion_informations_commerciales.pdf Retrieved 30 December 2007.

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