Cameroon
Feb 19, 2014Public
Photo: This picture shows the three presidents of the 
farmer groups committed to expanding SRI farming practices. 
These are: Caroline Kiven Asongwe (left) Clement Longlo 
Mokom (middle) and Memuna Ngweboh (right). [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: The official occasion of inaugural ceremony of SRI launch in Cameroon was held on 5th December 2013 at Njama-Njama Park in Ndop farms,  Cameroon. The occasion was graced  by Mr Wilson Ebi, Deputy Divisional Officer of Ngoketunjia division of the Cameroon Government, as the Guest-of-Honor. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: As sign of appreciation and acceptance of SRI to Cameroon, Henry was decorated by having him dressed up in distinguished Cameroonian regalia (ceremonial dress). [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: On behalf of the farmers, a vote of  thanks was presented by Ngobe  Patricia, the vice board chairperson, on  the occasion of the inauguration of SRI  launch in Cameroon. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: The final moment; the Guest-of-Honor Mr.Ebi cuts ribbon 
with thunderous cheering and clapping in happiness. This 
also marked beginning of the celebrations. [ Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: SRI farmers in Cameroon have managed at their own costs to construct low-cost technology Rake markers for SRI growers, whichmark at 25 cm x 25 cm spacing. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: The SRI rice plants had more number of tillers per plant; 12-85 tillers per plant on average and up to 113 tillers. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: This is a picture of Julius Fieshi, who is responsible of 
coordinating the day-to-day functioning of the new SRI 
initiatives involving the three groups in Cameroon. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: SRI rice plants in Cameroon had fewer unfilled grains and fewer broken grains when milling the paddy, so the farmers get a higher milled outturn of polished rice from their paddy(unhusked) production. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: The average rice production was 4-8 t/ha, and
up to almost 13 t/ha. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: With the use of organic manures for SRI, it was observed that the incidences of pests and  diseases were very low compared to traditional fields. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: Rice farmers in Cameroon undergoing SRI practical lessons on harvesting techniques. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: SRI rice plants in Cameroon have bigger panicles with an average of 200-300 grains per panicle, up 
to 500 grains. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: A farmer attests to higher than expected yields in one of Makew Women's Farmer Group,MWFG,'s 13 SRI demonstration plots.[Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: SRI demo plots at Church Street women's group (CSWG) in Cameroon. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: Lodging free SRI rice crops in Cameroon. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: Julius Fieshi observes the positive correlation between the number of  panicles and panicle size. SRI can give more and  bigger panicles.  [photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]
Photo: A women farmer member of Tianghou Common Initiative Group (TCIG), a leading group using SRI techniques in rice farming , with one one of the best crop yields and 
performance in Cameroon. [Photo courtesy of Henry Ngimbu, 2013]