Job opportunities: IRAD presents its agricultural research prowess to the youth of Kribi

As part of the Open House Days (JPO) 2021 of the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC) at the Technical High School of Kribi (Department of the Ocean, Southern Region), on March 25, in the presence of the Minister Pr. Pauline NALOVA LYONGA and the authorities of the city, the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) managed by Dr. Noé WOIN has discovered its activities in this part of the country.

It was through its operational structures that are the Experimental Research Station on Marine Ecosystems (SERECOMA) of Kribi and the Station of Agricultural Valorization of Nko'olong (SVAN).

In strict compliance with the barrier measures against COVID-19, under the leadership of the Head of SERECOMA, Dr. Sylvie Carole NTYAM, the results of the work on fish pathologies that usually cause heavy losses in the breeding process were presented to the authorities and students of the seaside town.

In order to edify all and especially to sharpen the creative genius of the students of Kribi to orient themselves towards the attractive fields of scientific and technical research, the working material as well as the results of the Station on the biodiversity of marine and coastal organisms were exposed.

It was also showcased species of aquatic organisms preserved in a liquid fixative and the presentation of the results of aquaculture with the exhibition in oxygenated aquariums of species of marine fish (bass, discus, sole) and freshwater fish (catfish or clarias).

Under the aegis of the Chief, Dr. René MENOH in NGON, SVAN displayed the large collection of rubber clones available in the station, products derived from latex, the technique of grafting rubber, rubber seedlings and latex coagulates; high-yielding and disease-resistant cassava varieties (8034) from IRAD; the cassava processing chain into semi-finished (cucumbers) and finished products (gari, sticks, bread, cake, pasta ).

Visibly amazed by the talks and the prowess of the researchers of IRAD contemplated, at the end of the visit of the exhibition stands, a good number of students expressed their satisfaction, not without promising to specialize in these fields after obtaining the baccalaureate.

As a reminder, the SERECOMA (ex-CERECOMA) has the mission to conduct research of the Institute in the maritime and coastal area, in order to promote the welfare of people related to the maritime and coastal area (Atlantic Ocean), while the SVAN is responsible for the valorization of research results on latex plants, roots and tubers.

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