S&T research / innovation in Cameroon
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The project was born out of the necessity (Government initiative) to increase food production and rural development through the development of the Nation's institutional capacity to generate high quality research on cereals (maize, rice, sorghum and millet), to provide necessary linkages between farmers, extension agents and researchers, and to facilitate the transmission of research results to famers". The choice of maize and rice for emphasis was based on significant research on these crops in other countries and it was thought that such results could be applied to Cameroon once "tested, adapted and modified" to suit local conditions. IRAF(Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Research) had earlier produced some results on maize which required field testing and rice research was under- developed in Cameroon.