Academic capacity building

The project granted MSc scholarships to numerous students; it additionally affiliated local students at undergraduate level and offered them research opportunities. Universities involved in academic capacity building are the University of Dschang in Cameroon, Université Evangélique en Afrique (UEA) in eastern DRC, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania, and Egerton University in Kenya. Details on students involved are provided below.
Completed and defended theses are listed under Publications from the project.

Students at University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon

Students with MSc scholarship from the project and affiliated local students (status in early 2014)

Names
(gender f/m)
Research topics or thesis title
Current status
Month & year graduated
Contact email
Todou Ruben
(m)
Effets de Pennisetum clandestinum et de Brachiaria ruziziensis supplémentés au zinc et a la vitamine E sur les performances des cobayes. [Performances of cavies under Pennisetum clandestinum and Brachiaria ruziziensis supplemented with zinc and vitamin E.]
MSc thesis in Animal Physiology & Health completed and defended
06/2013

Yiva Chick Herman
(m)
A socioeconomic assessment of cavy (Cavia porcellus) production in the Western highlands of Cameroon.
MSc thesis in Agribusiness completed
06/2013
ycherman (at) yahoo.com
Ayarguiwe Rodrigue Balthazar (from UEA, DRC)
(m)
Diversité génétique et structure des populations de cobayes dans la zone agro écologique monomodale du Sud Cameroun. [Genetic diversity and structure of cavy populations in the monomodal agro-ecological zone of South Cameroon.]
MSc Animal Genetics and Production completed and defended
01/2014
ayagirwerodrigue (at) yahoo.fr
Ciza Azine Pascaline (from UEA, DRC)
(f)
Performances de croissance et de reproduction des cobayes (Cavia porcellus L.) supplémentées aux asteracées à l’aliment composé enrichi en protéine chez les cobayes. [Growth and reproductive performance of cavies supplemented with Asteraceae or high protein concentrates.]
MSc thesis in Animal Nutrition completed and defended
01/2014
cizaazine (at) yahoo.fr; pascalineciza (at) gmail.com
Zena Dongmo Regis Gabin
(m)
Influence de deux effluents (Fientes de cobayes et urines hygiénisée) sur le rendement du maïs (Zea mays L.) dans la région de l’Ouest Cameroun. [Influence of two excretions (cavy droppings and sanitized urine) on maize (Zea mays L.) yield in the West region of Cameroon.]
MSc thesis in Animal Production completed and defended
01/2014

Wikondi Jeanne
(f)
Caractérisation génétique des cobayes dans la région agro écologiques des hautes terres du Cameroun. [Genetic diversity of cavy populations in the western highlands of Cameroon.]
MSc thesis in Animal Genetics and Production completed and defended
06/2014
wikondi1984 (at) yahoo.fr
Ejoh Quinta Echembe
(f)
Inventory and growth effects of some local forages and feeds in indigenous cavies in the Western Highlands - Cameroon.
MSc Courses completed in 2013


Pountougnigni Matenchi Youhahou
(m)
Caractérisation génétique des cobayes dans la région agro écologiques bimodale du Cameroun. [Genetic diversity of cavies population in humid rainforest – Cameroon.]
MSc Courses completed in 2013


Ngoh Berlis
(m)
Socioeconomic assessment of cavy (Cavia porcellus) production in the humid forest region of Cameroon.
MSc Courses completed in 2013


Ngansop Nono Frederic
(m)
Effets du Trypsacum laxum et de Pennisetum clandestinum supplémentés au Bidens pilosa ou au bloc multinutritionnel sur les performances de reproduction des cobayes (Cavia porcellus L. 1758) femelles. [Effects of Trypsacum laxum and Pennisetum clandestinum supplemented with Bidens pilosa or multinutrient block on the reproductive performance of cavies.]
Thesis at BSc level in Animal Physiology and Health (Ingenieur Agronome) completed
01/2014
ngansopfrederic (at) yahoo.fr
Nono Idelo Aveniol
(m)
Performances de croissance des jeunes cobayes en captivité stricte sous divers systèmes d’alimentation. [Growth performances of restrained cavies under various feeding systems.]
Level 4 Undergraduate (School of Engineers)


Tankeng Terence
(m)
Prevalence of main gastrointestinal parasites of cavies in the Western Highlands of Cameroon.
Level 4 Undergraduate (School of Engineers)


Tekoh Lokady Endam
(m)
Collecte des recettes de repas à base de viande de cobayes dans les hautes terres de l’Ouest du Cameroun. [Inventory of cavy-based meal recipes in the western highlands of Cameroon.]
Level 3 Undergaduate (School of Engineers)


Kouadjio Mbomda Fabrice
(m)
Collecte des recettes à base de viande de cobayes dans la zone forestière du Cameroun. [Inventory of cavy-based meal recipes in the rainforest region of Cameroon.]
Level 3 Undergaduate (School of Engineers)








Students at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania

Names
Research topics or thesis title
Current status
Month & year graduated
Contact email
Samy Bacigale Bashizi (from UEA, DRC)
(m)
An assessment on feed availability and utilisation of forage legumes by growing cavies (Cavia porcellus) in Sud-Kivu province, D.R. Congo.
MSc courses completed in 2013

bcgsamy (at) yahoo.fr






Students at Egerton University, Njoro Campus, Nakuru, Kenya

Names
(gender f/m)
Research topics or thesis title
Current status
Month & year graduated
Contact email
Benjamin Wimba (from INERA, DRC)
(m)
Rural development: Innovation platforms
MSc course started in 2013

wimbabenj (at) yahoo.fr






Students at Université Evangélique en Afrique (UEA), Bukavu, DRC

Names
gender (f/m)
Research topics or thesis title
Current status
Month & year graduated
Contact email
Valence Mutwedu Bwana
(m)
Evaluation de la performance de trois légumineuses fourragères herbacées (Canavalia brasiliensis CIAT17009, Stylosanthes guianensis CIAT11995 et Desmodium uncinatum ILRI 6765) et trois graminées fourragères (Tripsacum andersonii, Pennisetum purpureum local et Pennisetum purpureum cv Cameroun) dans le Sud-Kivu. [Evaluation of the performance of three herbaceous forage legumes (Canavalia brasiliensis CIAT17009, Stylosanthes guianensis CIAT11995 et Desmodium uncinatum ILRI 6765) and three forage grasses (Tripsacum andersonii, Pennisetum purpureum local et Pennisetum purpureum cv Cameroun) in Sud-Kivu.]
Thesis at BSc level completed
10/2013
valence.bwana (at) yahoo.fr
Pyame Mushagalusa Balemirwe
(m)
Evaluation participative de trois légumineuses fourragères (C. brasiliensis, D. uncinatum et S. guianensis) et trois graminées fourragères (P. purpureum local, P. purpureum cv Cameroun et T. andersonii) dans le Bushi-Buhavu au Sud-Kivu. [Participatory evaluation of three forage legumes (C. brasiliensis, D. uncinatum et S. guianensis) and three forage grasses (P. purpureum local, P. purpureum cv Cameroun et T. andersonii) at the Bushi-Buhavu in Sud-Kivu.]
Thesis at undergraduate level first cycle completed
10/2013
pyamemushalagusa (at) gmail.com