On Going Projects

Rapid seed multiplication for yam via the mini sett technology

This propagation entail yam setts being placed on tray boxes which contained sawdust and exposed to sunlight under shade to enable pre sprouting. After pre-sprouting these setts are taken to the field, planted with a spacing of 50cm apart. Yam sets are slanted for burying in mulch soil beds. It takes 6months for yam setts to sprout and become seed yams. This needs constant monitoring for weeding and mulching. When the yams became matured and leaves dried-off, yam seeds are harvested. During harvesting, materials such as wheelbarrows, diggers are used which help facilitated the digging/harvesting process. The irony is that some of these setts become mother yams which could be sold or eaten. Thus the technique is a win win method to ensure both food security and seed availability.

Building local capacity for Cross River gorilla Conservation in Cameroon

This project is aimed at contributing to research output and expertise needed to sustain conservation policies in the Cross River Water Heads and Takamanda National Park with focus on poaching policies. The project will train two graduates through a 6 months fellowship to engage in action research that informs wildlife policy development and implementation against poaching.  At the end of the project, the two fellows will be fully equipped to contribute substantially towards the fight against wildlife poaching in particular and wildlife management in general.

Integrated community model for sustainable development

Integrative and action-oriented development goes beyond technical fixes to recognition of the social construction of sustainable development and enable them to play key role in developmental policies.

Stop Malnutrition and Infant Mortality in Cameroon

Launched in 2016, the project aim is to empower women on strategies that could promote nutrition intake. The project will support about 1500 children in Manyu division, Cameroon suffering from malnutrition by training and supporting 500 women on how to ensure nutritive diets for children well-being.

Promoting Environmental Best Practices in Cameroon through Music

The aim of this project is to promote music that has the potentials to promote conscious behaviours and sustainable lifestyles toward the environment.  The project engages youth between the age of 15 and 35 to engage in contest leading to an award dubbed “CAMER GREEN Award (CGA)” by developing music content about the environment that could influence the society behaviour. For more information visit the project website (www.camergreen.org).

Climate smart Agriculture for rural communities in Buea

This project promotes resilience agriculture practices. This includes the development Nurseries and seed banks to supply and train some farmers on improved farming techniques have been set up.