The Graduate School of
Asian and African
Area Studies (ASAFAS) Kyoto University Tembea (Staff Only)
The 93rdKUASS (Kyoto University African Studies Seminar)
“Use of Forest Resources for Sustainable Development: Cases of Cameroon”
The Center for African Area Studies will hold the 93rd KUASS on the theme of using forest resources for sustainable development in Cameroon. It is also a part of an international joint research project Co-creation of innovative forest resources management combining ecological methods and indigenous knowledge in the framework of Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS). In this seminar, researchers from IRAD (Institute of Agricultural Research for Development) and University of Dschang will give presentations.
Date: 13:30-16:30, 12th November 2019 (Tuesday)
Venue: Medium Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Inamori Center, Kyoto University [MAP]
Dr. TCHATAT, Mathurin
The contribution of Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) and services in livelihood support has been reviewed. Quite a number of NWFPs are also important articles of commerce and contribute significantly to the economies of various African countries. The non-consumptive role of forests has been examined in terms of eco-tourism while the social and economic viability of the production of NWFPs and services have been reviewed from subsistence and commercial perspectives. Conditions that enable long-term viability in the management of forests for NWFPs and services have been reviewed. Need for sound ecological data in relation to resource stock and yield were noted as important in determining ecological sustainability. A number of institutional issues important to SFM were noted, including setting up of strong producer organizations, enabling policies and legislative frameworks, and relevant institutions within the government that provide supportive roles. Multiple use management was noted as an important concept towards sustainable forestry and clearly demonstrates how forests can be managed for both wood and NWFPs. From an analysis of lessons learnt from the above, various recommendations were made.
Dr. NDO Eunice Golda Danièle
Citrus are important fruit crops of high economic and ecological importance in southern Cameroon. Citrus are generally produced by smallholders in cocoa based agroforestry systems. They are an important component of the production of these systems. These are complex systems where plant individuals display a variety of spatial organizations. These spatial organizations determine a variety of local environment that may influence the dynamics of crop pathogens.
These complex cocoa based agroforests are composed by many families of perennial crops as well as many trees producing non timber forest products. The characterization of these systems highlighted their diversity and the role played by non timber forest and other perennial crops in the limitation of disease dispersion.
Such systems which are non common in Zoulabot and Gribe villages in eastern region, can be adopted by Bantu and Baka people to improve their food security and living conditions.
Dr. FOTSING Eric
Forest management including sustainable NTFP and wildlife use in view of biodiversity conservation constitute a complex system including a great diversity of interacting components (ecosystem, actors, organizations), emerging natural and social behaviors. The design and implementation of a successful forest management model should rely on a good understanding of the reference system. In this context of strategic decision making, Knowledge sharing and integration is a key issue. Modeling, Information and knowledge technologies provide opportunities to design more intelligent organizations to meet the challenges of innovation and sustainability.
SATREPS Project “Co-creation of innovative forest resources management combining ecological methods and indigenous knowledge”
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