Nyong Princely Awazi

Nyong Princely Awazi
THE UNIVERSITY OF BAMENDA · Forestry and Wildlife Technology

Ph.D in Agroforestry and Valuation of Ecosystem Services
Teaching and Research

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Introduction
Nyong Princely Awazi holds a PhD in Agroforestry and Valuation of Ecosystem Services. His current research interests are in the domains of agroforestry, agricultural sciences, forestry, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and natural resource management.

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Publications (64)
Poster
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Agroforestry as an agroecological pathway to biodiversity conservation has been examined by different studies around world. However, little or no research has been done to assess how agroforestry can be used to conserve biodiversity for ecotourism enhancement in and around protected areas. This study was therefore undertaken to fill this knowledge...
Poster
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Protecting areas have been the source of recurrent conflicts because of the conflicting goals of conservation and livelihood improvement. The role played by agroforestry towards biodiversity conservation has been documented by several studies around the world. However, few studies have examined the contribution of agroforestry towards biodiversity...
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Rural agrarian systems are bearing the brunt of the adverse effects of climate change owing to their high level of vulnerability to extreme climate events. Agro-ecological farming practices like agroforestry are being increasingly taken up by peasant farmers (men and women) in an attempt to counter the adverse effects of climate change. In Cameroon...
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Bamboo is one of the most important but neglected non-timber forest products in sub-Saharan Africa in general and Cameroon in particular. In Cameroon, a large section of the population view bamboo as an invasive plant species with little or no economic potential. Thus, across most communities, bamboo is being destroyed at an alarming rate either th...
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Soil infertility is a major problem affecting agricultural production and productivity in many parts of the world today. In Cameroon, the situation is dire owing to poor agricultural practices and the ever present menace of climate change. Thus, this study was carried out to assess the contribution of soil macro-fauna to soil fertility improvement...
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Apiculture is a major livelihood resilience option for rural communities in Cameroon. However, most of the bee keeping in Cameroon is still largely dependent on natural forests which makes it unsustainable owing to the large scale deforestation and degradation experienced by Cameroon’s forests today. There is therefore an urgent need to adopt more...
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Climate change poses the greatest threat to smallholder farming systems and smallholder farmers. This is largely due to the limited adaptive capacity of smallholder farmers confronted with the adversities of climate change. Climate-smart and agroecological farming practices can play a major role in reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience to...
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Mangroves are an important and biodiversity rich plant ecosystem found across coastal areas in the tropics. They play a major role in climate change mitigation and provide a plethora of other ecosystem services including habitat for fish and aquatic animals. However, in recent years, mangrove deforestation and degradation has become the norm across...
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The Kebe block forest in the East Region of Cameroon serves as a research and teaching forest. Despite the importance of this forest for research and teaching, it provides for the local population living around the Kebe block of Belabo an important source of goods and services needed for survival. In order to ensure a more sustainable management of...
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In the Western Highlands of Cameroon, natural ecosystems have been significantly degraded, fostering other land-use types like bamboo stands. However, knowledge of the potential contribution of bamboo to climate change mitigation within the framework of payment for ecosystem services remains limited. This study sought to identify bamboo richness an...
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More than 710 non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are harvested in Cameroon, with 16 products generating an annual income for producers of about USD 64.7 million. This indicates the potential for NTFPs to support a bioeconomic transition, but there is limited understanding of the associated challenges. Using three NTFPs – bamboo, rattan, and bush ma...
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Reducing vulnerability to climate change is fundamental if small-scale farming systems across the world are to address current and predicted climate change. With small-scale food production systems satisfying over half of the world’s nutritional needs, ensuring their sustainability in the face of adverse climatic conditions is vital. This study exa...
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Climate change is having major adverse effects on the agricultural sector with smallholder farming systems and farmers being the most negatively impacted. To attain sustainability in the smallholder farming sector, there is an absolute need for more climate-smart and agroecological practices that can withstand climate change-induced stresses and sh...
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Climate change is a real threat to peasant farmers across the world. Peasant farmers’ dependence on rainfall for cultivation and their limited adaptive capacity renders them vulnerable to the adversities of climate change. This calls for the adoption/intensification of nature-based practices that enhance resilience and reduce vulnerability to extre...
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Growing scientific and policy interests in sub-Saharan Africa suggest the need to strengthen the resilience of livelihood systems, especially in one of the key sectors–agriculture. However, there is still a growing debate on the extent to which livelihood systems shape climate resilience – accounting for policy and practice fragmentation, and for l...
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Triplochiton scleroxylon K. Schum is the plant species most affected by logging activities in the East Region of Cameroon due to its market value. This logging has impacted the ecological niche of the fern plant for which limited research has been done. The aim of this study is to contribute towards improving knowledge of fern richness and biomass...
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Questions on power exercise by natural resource actors and inherent conflicts have gained traction in scientific and policy circles in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), although there is virtual neglect of harmful convictions embedded in the exercise of power. To bridge this gap, this paper explores power and convictions around land and linked natural reso...
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Climate change induced extreme weather events are having major repercussions on availability and accessibility to water and water resources especially for farmers across the globe. This is more so for small-scale farmers in the developing world who largely depend on rain-fed agriculture. The market gardening sector in particular is known for its hi...
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Ecotourism is gaining traction as a veritable approach to biodiversity conservation and livelihood 15 sustenance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The success of this approach rests in part, on the 16 governance architecture of most states in SSA. However, empirical evidence on this subject is 17 fragmented. This shades possibilities to frame conceptual...
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Man and ecosystems are highly threatened by the abusive application of chemical fertilizers in a bid to enhance soil fertility and improve crop productivity. These chemical fertilizers pose serious health risks to farmers and the population at large and contribute to short and long-term soil degradation. Thus, this study was initiated to examine ho...
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This paper follows the transition from ethnobotany to a deeper scientific understanding of the food and medicinal properties of African agroforestry tree products as inputs into the start of domestication activities. It progresses on to the integration of these indigenous trees as new crops within diversified farming systems for multiple social, ec...
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The adverse impacts of climate variability and change are felt mostly by smallholder farmers and smallholder farming systems where rainfed agriculture is predominant. Continuous dependence on rain-fed agriculture has led to declining crop productivity and crop failure in most cases as weather patterns shift which is very problematic for crop growth...
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The adverse effects of climatic variations and changes (CVC) are real as evidenced by the unprecedented cyclones that have battered several countries in the tropics in recent times, leaving discernible trails of destruction in their wake. Amongst those bearing the brunt of extreme weather events are smallholder farmers who in the majority lead subs...
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Dwindling supplies of bamboo resources and the increase in the demand for bamboo have led to the need for better propagation techniques. This is the only way to ensure the sustainability of the bamboo resource base and improve livelihoods. Thus, this study was carried out to examine the different growth parameters of culm cuttings of Bambusa vulgar...
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Bamboo is an important non-timber forest product owing to its multipurpose nature. In Cameroon, bamboo has always been neglected and seen as worthless by many communities. However, in recent years, bamboo has received renewed attention which has made many communities and different stakeholders to gain interest in the resource. This study which was...
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Since the advent of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in 2019, mlant species (MFPS) have played a primordial role as an adjuvant in the treatment/prevention of this pandemic. Today, the availability of MFPS could be adversely impacted in the future due to high demand. It was within this backdrop that this study assessed the current status of the...
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Rattan is an important Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) with huge potential to boost socio-economic development in indigenous communities of Cameroon in particular and the entire country in general. Rattan is mainly harvested from the wild, with no involvement of stakeholders in renewing the resource, leading to resource scarcity. Insufficient know...
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Agricultural productivity depends largely on the fertility of the soil. However, in recent years, soil infertility has been the trend across the world driven mainly by climate change and poor agricultural practices. In sub-Saharan Africa in general and Cameroon in particular, soil infertility is a major stumbling block to the growth of the agricult...
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Confronted with climate change, farmers are increasingly resorting to sustainable agricultural practices like agroforestry as an adaptation measure to the adverse effects of climate change. In this perspective, this study assessed different agroforestry systems and the components there in, as well as the factors affecting farmers’ choice of agrofor...
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Introduction: Today, bamboo is a resource frequently used by local people for their wellbeing and rural development in poor localities. Aims: This study aimed at identifying the ecosystem services offered by bamboo to the local population for their wellbeing. Duration and Place of Study: The study was carried out in January to February 2021 in West...
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Over half of the world’s population depends on smallholder farms for their daily food needs. However, high levels of vulnerability and low levels of resilience to the adverse effects of climatic variations and changes constitute major threats to smallholder farms and farmers. It is within this context that this paper assessed the levels of resilien...
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Climate change is a major challenge for the agricultural sector worldwide. Smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change owing to their high dependence on agriculture for livelihood sustenance. Building smallholder farmers’ livelihood resilience to the adverse effects of environmental change is critical to address...
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Soil macro-fauna diversity and abundance greatly influence soil fertility. However, little has been done to confirm this hypothesis in cocoa-based agroforestry systems. It was in this light that this research work was undertaken in order to fill the knowledge gap. Through the use of a mixed research method for data collection and appropriate data a...
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Continuous and excessive use of inorganic fertilizers by farmers across the world is causing more harm than good to croplands. This is because most of these inorganic fertilizers are toxic, which in essence defeats the very purpose for which they are produced. This paper sought to comparatively assess the use of inorganic fertilizer among agrofores...
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Tree diversity and abundance within an agroforestry system plays a crucial role in the provision of different ecosystem services. It was within this framework that this study sought to examine the contribution of tree diversity and abundance to soil fertility in cocoa-based agroforestry systems. A mixed research approach was adopted during data col...
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Growing scientific and policy interests in sub-Saharan Africa suggest the need to strengthen the resilience of livelihood systems, especially in one of her key sectors – agriculture, in order to improve locally-led adaptation and limit migrations induced by climate change. However, there is still a growing debate on the extent to which livelihood s...
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Crop productivity depends almost entirely on the fertility of the soil. This in turn influences food security at the household level. Thus, for crop productivity to be high and ensure food security, the level of soil fertility needs to increase. However, poor agricultural practices and other phenomena such as soil erosion have led to soil infertili...
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The application of agrochemicals in agroforestry systems in general and cocoa-based agroforestry systems in particular is unprecedented as agroforestry systems are considered as environmentally benign, agro-ecological and sustainable agricultural systems. It was within this context that this study was undertaken to examine the determinants of cocoa...
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Soil fertility decline is a reality across the globe. Soil infertility has led to falling crop yields for both food and cash crops precipitating both poverty and food insecurity. Poor agricultural practices have often been blamed for declining levels of soil fertility. It was within this framework that this study was carried out to assess soil fert...
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Soil fertility decline has pushed farmers across the world to resort to chemical fertilizers in order to improve soil fertility and enhance crop yields. In agroforestry systems, the application of chemical fertilizers is a call for concern considering that agroforestry systems are supposedly agro-ecological, environmentally friendly and sustainable...
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Tree diversity and density in agroforestry systems has been found to increase the diversity and density of soil macro-fauna. However, very little is known of the relationship between tree diversity and density in cocoa agroforests and soil macro-fauna diversity and density. This study was therefore undertaken to fill this knowledge gap. A mixed res...
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Farmer–grazier conflicts are a major cause of the stagnated development experienced in rural, peri-urban, and suburban areas across Africa and the developing world, as these conflicts often lead to the loss of crops, livestock, and even human lives, precipitating untold misery and excruciating poverty. In Cameroon where this study was undertaken, t...
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Agriculture is highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climatic variations and changes (CVC). Smallholder farmers in particular bear the brunt of adverse climate variations and changes. It was within this background that this paper assessed climatic variations and changes, and the drivers of smallholder farmers' vulnerability to adverse climati...
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Small-scale farmers’ limited adaptive capacity confronted with the adversities of climate change is a major call for concern considering that small-scale farms feed over half of the world’s population. In this light, small-scale farmers’ adaptive choices and adaptive capacity to climate change were assessed. Data were collected from primary and sec...
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Faced with the adverse effects of climate variability and change (CVC), agro-ecological farming practices like agroforestry are crucial especially for smallholder farmers who are extremely vulnerable. It was within this context that this study appraised smallholder farmers' agroforestry practices faced with climate change adversities. Biophysical a...
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Unsustainable agricultural practices pose a serious threat to the integrity of landscapes and availability of soil mineral nutrients to plants. The phenomenon is compounded by changing global climatic conditions. This paper examines the potential role of agroforestry in mitigating changes due to undesirable human behaviour in the once forest domina...
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Climate variability and change is today one of the greatest existential threats facing humanity. The ravaging effects of this scourge spell doom for stakeholders involved in climate dependent sectors like agriculture. Promoting climate-smart practices that reduce vulnerability and enhance resilience becomes incumbent. It is within this framework th...
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The impacts of climate variability and change are being felt by various sectors of economic life, especially the agricultural sector. It is for this reason that this study sought to investigate how agro-ecological and climate-smart systems like agroforestry could contribute towards enhancing the resilience of the agricultural sector in general and...
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Ecotourism has been reported as a sustainable measure of bridging conservation goals and livelihood sustenance around protected areas, with very little information on the Campo Ma’an National Park (CMNP). This study was initiated to assess the impact of ecotourism activities on the livelihood of the local population living around the CMNP. Data wer...
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One of the forms of forest management is community forestry which is as an alternative to state-managed conservation. Knowledge of the wood potential and exploitable species is a prerequisite for the sustainable management of a community forest. This study carried out in the Cobaba community forest in Eastern Cameroon aimed to assess the floristic...
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Soils are the universal reservoirs through which living organisms get the resources for their livelihoods either directly like plants and indirectly like other organisms and animals. The ability of soils to serve as a universal reservoir depends on its fertility. Agroforestry practices have been seen to improve and conserve soil fertility. This res...
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Climate variability and change has continued to wreak havoc on the agricultural sector, with small-scale farmers being the most hard-hit. The limited adaptive capacity of small-scale farmers faced with the impacts of climate variability and change principally explains their high level of vulnerability. It is within this framework that this study so...
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Climate variability and change has continued to wreak havoc on the agricultural sector, with small-scale farmers being the most hard-hit. The limited adaptive capacity of small-scale farmers faced with the impacts of climate variability and change principally explains their high level of vulnerability. It is within this framework that this study so...
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Fighting climate change and its nefarious effects is at the forefront of the United Nations' SDGs, agenda 2030. This comes at a time when the global climate is changing rapidly owing to increasing concentration of carbon dioxide (CO 2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere resulting principally from fossil fuel combustion and agricult...
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Farmers' implementation of suitable adaptation measures in the face of climate variability and change (CVC) depends first and foremost on their ability to perceive CVC. This paper analyzes the adaptation measures implemented by smallholder farmers (SHFs) in Mbengwi Central SubDivision , NorthWest Region of Cameroon in the face of CVC as well as the...
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Today climate change is a major concern for humanity. Mankind can either adapt to or mitigate this scourge. Developed countries are doing far better in adapting and/or mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. On the contrary, developing countries especially those in Africa, Asia and Latin America are the most affected although they are the...

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