The 2017 Researchers evaluation

The Ministry of scientific research and Innovation has crowned the excellence and hard work of some outstanding researchers with a higher rank in their research career see page


Les Volontaires du « AMERICAN PEACE CORPS » en visite

A la suite des volontaires  du Programme « science et éducation » le 14 juin dernier, la station polyvalente de Foumbot a reçu ce 09 Octobre 2017, les volontaires du Corps de la Paix Américain du  programme « Agriculture » lors d’une visite d’études.

Il a été question pour les 23 volontaires du dit programme qu’accompagnaient 03 encadreurs, de s’enquérir des activités en cours au sein de la structures. Après la présentation en salle de la structure et de ses activités, 03 groupes ont été formés pour la visite de terrain.

Les volontaires suivant les explications sur les techniques de production et de conservation des semences de maïs

Les volontaires dans la pépinière des plants d'arbres fruitiers


Participation of IRAD at the international rubber conference (IRRI-IRRDB) 2017, and at the IRRDB boad meeting, in Bali Nusa Dua, convention centre (INDONESIA) from 18TH to 22ND October 2017

The natural rubber ( NR) industry is a significant contributor tothe global economy.many rubber products depend on NR for their quality performance. More than 60% of the world’s production of NR goes into the tyre sector. Despite various initiative to stabilize prices at the global and regional levels, prices continue to be an issue. It has been noticed that every 4 to 5 years, NR prices decline with the most severe being the recent periode. Hence, new findings on high yielding clones havesting technologies, manufacturing and other agronomic practices are essential to ensure the sustainability of NR industry. these constituted the main subjects during this conference focusing on the theme: »Current and Future Challenges in Natural Rubber Industry: Capturing Opportunities in the green Economy »

As participant in this Conference at Jakarta on October 19, 2017, Dr NYAKA NGOBISA Aurelie of IRAD Ekona presented a paper on «Characterization of Pestalotiopsis microspora, causal agent of leaf blight on rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) in Cameroon « as new disease which has not yet been reported in Cameroon. The only other main presentation at this annual meetings was on: «Pest status of Rubber Plantations in the World», presented by Dr HuangGUIXIU, Liaison officer of PlantProtection Specialist Group, IRRDB, Director of International Cooperation Division, CATAS, China. He reported that, in 2017 although the economic importance of mosttraditional diseases and insect pests like Oidium Leaf Fall (OLF), Colletotrichum leaf diseses (CLD), Phytophtora leaf fall (PLF),Corynespora involved in the exchange of 49 clones off ered by 12 countries (Th ailand 5; Malaysia 5; Vietnam 5; France CIRAD-Michelin-Ghana 5; India5; Cote d’Ivoire 5; Myanmar 2; Phileaf fall disease (CLFD), Root disease (RD), Bark beetles (Xyleborus aquilus), Scale insect (Parasajssetianigra) and Mites (Eotetranychus semaculatus) have reduced in several rubber growing countries, following the production and planting of disease tolerant clones.However, some of the new high yielding breeds still succumb to new diseases and these maladies spread to traditional clone. The following new diseases were presented:

  • •Stem canker caused by the fungus Lasidioplodia theobroma in rubber plant is a new disease which has not yet been reported in Indonesia (By Tri Rapani FEBBIYANTI, 2017).
  • •Leaf spot in China. The causal pathogen was identifi ed as Neofusicoccumsp., but conidia were obviouslyless than other species of Neofusicoccum (BY HUANG lippines 1; Nigeria 3; China 5; and Sri Lanka 5).Annual Meetings, Grand SAHID JAYA HOTEL,21 october , Jakarta Indonesia.GUIXIU, 2017).
  • •Leaf blight in Cameroon: The causal agent, Pestalotiopsis microsporawas associated to Leaf blight on rubber leaf in smallholders plantations in Cameroon (By NYAKA NGOBISA Aurélie, 2017). On the other hand, a report was presented on the IRRBD Multilateral Clone Exchange programme (MCE) by NAPAWAN LEKAWIPAT, liaison officer for IRRBD plant Breeding special group. She focused on the objectives of this programme which are to increase rubber breeders’ knowledge and understanding on the process of rubber clones improvement through MCE, and to promote international cooperation between the IRRBD member countries for improving the natural rubber industry (Breeding group). Cameroon is a recipient country involved in the exchange of 49 clones offered by 12 countries (Thailand 5; Malaysia 5; Vietnam 5; France CIRAD-Michelin-Ghana 5; India 5; Cote d’ivoire 5; Myanmar 2; Philippines 1; Nigeria 3; China 5 and Sri Lanka 5). Annual mettings, Grand SAHID JAYA HOTEL.21 October; Jakarta Indonesia.
  • Dr NYAKA NGOBISA Aurelie
  • IRAD Ekona

The 2017 Researchers evaluation results have been published