Rigidity Versus Adaptation: Contribution to the Debate on Agricultural Viability and Forest Sustainability in Southern Cameroon.

TitleRigidity Versus Adaptation: Contribution to the Debate on Agricultural Viability and Forest Sustainability in Southern Cameroon.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsOyono P, Mala W, Tonye J
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org, r.oyono@cgiar.org
JournalCulture & Agriculture
Volume25
Issue2
Start Page32
Pagination32-40
KeywordsCongo Basin, crops, ecology, land conversion, rain forest, Sustainability
AbstractThe forest of the Congo Basin—known as equatorial forest—covers a surface area of almost a million square kilometers. It is the second forest ecosystem in the world after Amazonia and represents nearly 16 percent of the global biodiversity. The equatorial forest in Africa is made up of many strata and has a great variety of tree species, approximately a thousand of them. Southern Cameroon, with its dense humid evergreen forest—27 percent of the country’s land area (Gartlan 992:119-124)—is part of this natural amphitheater.
URLhttp://www.asb.cgiar.org/pdfwebdocs/Oyono_2003_Rigidity_Versus_Adaptation.pdf