Feasibility of Farmer-Managed Vegetative Propagation Nurseries in Cameroon
This article reviews farmer-managed vegetative propagation nurseries in Cameroon. The authors summarize the division of costs required to establish and operate the nurseries.
Research Goals & Methods
Cuttings of Dacryodes edulis, Irvingia gabonensis and Ricinodendron heudelotti were studied. All had successful rates of propagation by cutting, but only Dacryodes edulis had success with air layering.
Conclusions & Takeaways
Differing rates of nursery production can be attributed to insufficient availability of stock plant material, poor water management, and lack of involvement from participants. Seedlings and cuttings from the nurseries are sold in local communities, but prices and quality are low. Authors recommend improving quality and assisting the nurseries to develop business plans.
FEASIBILITY OF FARMER-MANAGED VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION NURSERIES IN CAMEROON. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods. 2006;16:181–190. doi:10.1080/14728028.2006.9752555..
- World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Yaounde, Cameroon