Research information from Organisations and projects in Cameroon

Projects with partners - Cameroon (12)

  • African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE)

    The African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) is a network of 127 educational institutions in Africa whose objective is to strengthen the teaching of multi-disciplinary approaches to land management. The ANAFE Coordination Unit is hosted at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) headquarters in Nairobi. This provides a vantage for network management, linkages with the research and development activities of ICRAF and its partners, and convenient communication facilities.

  • Can changes in the community structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi contribute to explain the rapid yield decrease of crops following forest clearance in Southern Cameroon?

    Rapid yield declines after deforestation in small holders’ cropping systems in the humid forest zone in Africa might be partly explained by a change in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi community structure. Linking identification and function of these microorganisms will allow testing this hypothesis.

  • Ecologically sustainable management of the cocoyam root rot disease caused by pythium myriotylum

    Cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium), a staple food for millions of people in the tropics and subtropics, suffers great losses from the root rot disease caused by Pythium myriotylum. In Cameroon, where cocoyam is the second most important crop after cassava, yield reductions up to 90% have been reported. So far, diverse types of chemical and cultural control measures have been used in an attempt to eradicate cocoyam root rot disease but were found to be inadequate. A project between IRAD Ekona (Cameroon) and the lab of Phytopathology, Ghent University (Belgium) was established to work out an ecologically sustainable strategy to control the cocoyam root rot pathogen. The strategy was based on incorporation of locally prepared compost and screening for indigenous antagonistic rhizobacteria. Promotor: M. Höfte

  • Food security and poverty alleviation through improved valuation and governance of river fisheries in Africa

    Major Research Domain: inland fisheries, policy advice, fishery policies, economic valuation Goal: To sustain and improve the livelihoods of the rural poor who depend on inland fisheries for their income, employment and food security along the rivers and fringing floodplains of the Lake Chad and Zambesi Basins

  • STOREPROTECT : utilisation des huiles essentielles extraites de plantes condimentaires pour la protection des denrées stockées sous forme de grains

    This project, developed in collaboration with the Ngaoundéré University in Cameroon and Gembloux Faculty of Agronomy ( Prof. Lognay and Haubruge), aims at the utilisation of essential oils from plant traditionally used in this region in order to protect food stock against insect pests (Habiba Kouninki).

  • ICLARM IITA Cameroon Integrated aquaculture project

    Objectives: To reduce poverty and improve the quality of life amongst the rural population in the forest margins of West Africa.

  • Integrated pest management of maize stem- and cob-borer in Western Africa

    Major Research Domain: integrated pest management, maize stem- and cob-borer, biological control, Mussidia ssp., habitat management Goal: Improved food security in western Africa through more effective and environmentally rational management of maize pests

  • Musa Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with emphasis on the control of nematodes

    This project aims to establish an adapted IPM strategy for small-scale farmers in the highlands of Cameroon. In collaboration with the local extension services eisting technologies are made availableto farmers communities and participatory experiments are conducted. An evaluation of the efficiency of different IPM strategies will be held. The experiments will focuss on quantifying the damage cased by nematods and developing specific technologies adapted to the needs and capacities of local farmers.

  • Participatory Development of Extension Contents for Improved Agricultural Sustainability in the North-West Province of Cameroon

    In the project area, the predominantly rural population is increasing rapidly and so is pressure on land. The consequence is a degradation of soil fertility. Farmers are forced to decide in favor of short-term food and cash needs and against longer-term sustainability considerations. There is therefore a need to search for new technologies that combine conservation and production aspects in a way acceptable to farmers. During the initial phase, research focused on the identification of problems and opportunities together with farmers. In the areas identified, extension and teaching contents were examined for effectiveness, efficiency and compatibility with the farming system. During the second phase, development of new technologies was the main focus, including green manure and screening of varieties of maize, beans and cassava available in the country. For the third phase, the research activities will be continued along the same broad lines, with certain changes like increase of international contacts and inputs.

  • Predicting climate change induced vulnerability of African agricultural systems to major insect pests through advanced insect phenology modeling, and decision aid development for adaptation planning

    Goal: African agriculture (farmers, national agricultural research institutions, policy makers, etc.) copes with the risk of exacerbating and expanding insect pests due to climate change; and, adaptation strategies minimize major pest-related crop losses. Purpose: • Vulnerability of crops to pests induced by climate change determined through phenology modeling, and a database on temperature-driven phenology models developed and computeraide tools provided for pest risk mapping and adaptation planning. • Scientists and IPM practitioners use the project tools for: country-specific pest risk assessments, adaptation planning, improving their pest management strategies, and for providing information to policy makers to improve national pest management and quarantine programs.

  • Etude et utilisation de la diversité végétale pour promouvoir sa gestion durable en République Centrafricaine, Guinée Equatoriale et Cameroun (DIVEAC)

    Les thèmes de recherche : Amélioration de l'enseignement en Botanique systématique à l'Herbarium de Bata (Guinée Equatoriale) et à l'Université de Bangui (République Centrafricaine). Développement des herbaria nationaux de Guinée Equatoriale et République Centrafricaine Etude et utilisation de la biodiversité des orchidées pour promouvoir le développement de l'écotourisme en Guinée Equatoriale Etude de la phénologie, de la régénération et de la dynamique des peuplements de Burseraceae à Monte Alen et au Rio Muni Etude de la régénération des Meliaceae et du Sapelli en forêt de Ngotto et de Mbaïki Etude des Rubiaceae comme marqueurs de biodiversité dans les 3 pays PROMOTEUR: Jean LEJOLY (ULB) Partenaires: - en Belgique: Prof. Doucet (Gembloux) - au Cameroun: Université de Yaoundé (Prof. Sonke) - en RCA: Université de Bangui (Mr Yangakola) - en Guinée équatoriale: Herbarium National de GE (Mr Crisantos Obama)

  • Towards the development of sustainable control options for the African root and tuber scale on cassava in Central Africa – understanding the ecology of the associated ant Anoplolepis tenella

    Anoplolepis tenella is a ground-dwelling ant species with widespread distribution in Central Africa. It is associated to the African root and tuber scale (ARTS) Stictococcus vayssierei Richard. A major effort is presently underway to identify and characterize biotic, agronomic, and environmental factors that affect ARTS abundance, and to develop sustainable practices for its management on cassava and other affected food crops. One of the key questions that must be addressed is the nature of the interactions between the ant A. tenella and ARTS, and the conditions that promote the abundance of A. tenella, which is the key factor contributing to the proliferation of ARTS in Central Africa.