Instrumental Access 2016
Université des Montagnes: Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Meet the Department
Université des Montagnes is a relatively young university that has grown rapidly. The multidisciplinary Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (“Agro-Vet”) is committed to training young Cameroonians to ensure the nation’s food security and find innovative, sustainable, and efficient solutions to farming issues in an age of climate change.
Improving the Lives of Local Farmers: Dr. Joseph Hubert Galani Yamdeu
Climate change has impacted farming and agriculture in Cameroon, threatening the region’s food security.
In light of these challenges, Dr. Joseph Hubert Galani Yamdeu, assistant professor at Université des Montagnes, is developing new approaches to increase agricultural production
With interests in plant biochemistry, pathology, and molecular biolgoy, Dr. Galani is working on creating more productive strains of root and tuber crops like potato, sweet potato, yam, cocoyam, and cassava in western highlands of Cameroon.
Dr. Galani’s efforts to improve food security are rooted in a desire to safeguard the local environment and preserve biodiversity.
“I am very interested in practice-oriented research aiming at increasing crops productivity, improving food quality, and ameliorating farmer’s life,” says Dr. Galani. “Bringing a smile to a farmer’s face motivates my commitment to science.”
Dr. Galani holds a PhD in biochemistry from Anand Agricultural University in India, as well as graduate degrees from the University of Yaoundé I in Cameroon (also a Seeding Labs partner).