Taming Okok: Domesticating forest foods in Cameroon
Demand for Okok, a leafy vine found across the Congo Basin, is outstripping supply. To counter the increasingly unsustainable harvest, villagers in Cameroon are establishing plantations of the vine inside the forest.
Up the river and paddling hard: Linking climate change adaptation and mitigation in the Congo Basin
People in the remote town of Lukolela 540 km from Kinshasa on the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of Congo are already feeling the effects of climate change. But with the help of a new CIFOR project, they're planning ways to reduce its impact on their daily lives.
Bushmeat Stories: Voices from the Congo Basin
Hunters, traders, scientists and conservationists all view bushmeat differently. But they all agree on one thing the animals are disappearing.
Cutting through: Formalising Cameroon's huge domestic timber market
New research has revealed that Cameroon's domestic, informal timber market is as large as the country's industrial export market. The Government is now trying to bring rural chainsaw loggers and traders into the fold and formalise the huge sector.
Counting carbon: Measuring carbon stocks in logging concessions in Cameroon
Scientists in Cameroon are hoping to bolster scientific evidence that shows sustainable timber production in forests logged by private companies and local communities could increase carbon stocks thus reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
|Contact: Michelle Kovacevic|
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)