Agriculture is an economic powerhouse in Cameroon, engaging more than 50% of the nation’s economically active population. IITA has been working in the country for several decades, promoting best practices and introducing technologies to improve productivity in the sector and increase the income of smallholder farmers in particular.
The burden of emerging infectious diseases and neglected tropical diseases is high in Central Africa’s Congo Basin, fueled by endemic viral and parasitic diseases as well as low public spending on health care.
CBI's Bouamir and Somalomo research field stations have been featured in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America.
The Pan African Medical Journal just published the article "Regional vulnerability for COVID-19 in Cameroon" in a special issue on COVID-19 in Africa.
The rainforests of the Congo Basin are some of the most important centers of biological diversity on the planet and ground zero for climate change.