Field activities

Mapping of cavy distribution and a survey of production systems are currently conducted in the northwestern highlands (WHC) and the southern forest (SFC) zone.
For later genetic diversity assessment, blood samples are collected from cavies.

Felix went to Bertoua and met a woman who has been keeping cavies for almost 40 years now; she got the two beginners from Bertoua, which is some 200 km from the borders with CAR (Central African Republic). (Email from 30 May 2012)

Capacity building

Six potential studies have been identified for Cameroon to be performed within the project that aim at providing an MSc at the University of Dschang.