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 JWARP  Vol.9 No.1 , January 2017
Activities and Uses of Aghien Lagoon (South-East of Côte d’Ivoire)
Abstract: This study aims to identify human uses and activities in the watershed Aghien lagoon in nine rural communities located downstream, near the lagoon in rural area, and upstream of the lagoon in the urban area. A sample of two thousand two hundred fifty eight (2258) households is selected by the cluster sampling technique to three degrees. To these persons, a survey was administered. An interview guide was submitted to the various economic operators of these areas. The results show that the lagoon is used by localities near the lagoon for the dishes, laundry, bathing and swimming for more than 80% of households. This resource is also used for fishing, transport, irrigation, consumption and defecation but at low levels and as a receptacle for garbage. In the villages bordering the lagoon, the main economic activity is agriculture, unlike trade in upstream urban areas.
Cite this paper: Rose, E. , Jeanne, N. , Djibril, D. , Seydou, D. , Armand, T. , Fabrice, N. , Karoui, H. , Bamory, K. , Laciné, G. , Perrin, J. and Séguis, L. (2017) Activities and Uses of Aghien Lagoon (South-East of Côte d’Ivoire). Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 9, 11-19. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2017.91002.
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