Gilles Rolin Ananfack kenfack | Agroforestry | Young Scientist Award

Mr Gilles Rolin Ananfack kenfack | Agroforestry | Young Scientist Award

PhD Student at  University of Dschang, Cameroon

Gilles Rolin Kenfack Ananfack is a dedicated conservationist and Program Manager at CASUDEV in Dschang, Cameroon, since February 2022. He holds a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Management (Agroforestry/Ecological Intensification) from the University of Dschang, Cameroon, earned in 2019. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Integrated Management of Forest and Agroforestry Resources, expected to be completed in 2024.


Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

📚 Education:

Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Integrated Management of Forest and Agroforestry Resources (In Progress) University of Dschang, Cameroon, 2019-2024 Master’s in Natural Resource Management (Agroforestry/Ecological Intensification) University of Dschang, Cameroon, 2017-2019 Bachelors in Environmental Chemistry University of Dschang, Cameroon, 2013-2016

🌳 Work Experience:

Program Manager at CASUDEV, Dschang, Cameroon February 2022 – Present Led Forest Elephant Conservation Project in Campo Ma’an National Park, reducing poaching by 20%. Orchestrated value chain establishment of Mondia Whitei, enhancing local community access. Managed financial oversight and partnerships.

🛠️ Skills:

Policy Development and Implementation. Value Chain Development in Forestry and Agroforestry Products. Biodiversity Conservation and Landscape Restoration. Gender and Development Approaches. Administrative Management. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA). Technical Proficiency in GIS tools, statistical analysis software (SPSS, R)


Research Focus 🌱🔬:

Gilles Rolin Kenfack Ananfack’s research encompasses a multidimensional exploration of bamboo agroforestry and ecosystem dynamics in Cameroon. His work, as evident in published articles like “Farmers’ local knowledge of soil fertility in bamboo plantations” and “Assessing Growth Parameters from Culm Cuttings of Bambusa vulgaris,” delves into understanding the intricate relationship between bamboo cultivation, soil fertility, and the implications for rural livelihoods. Additionally, his contribution to the manual on bamboo agroforestry in Cameroon demonstrates a commitment to practical knowledge dissemination. Collaborative efforts, such as the spatiotemporal study on land use dynamics in afromontane ecosystems, further highlight his engagement in broader research addressing environmental sustainability and the impact on specific tree species in the Adamawa region.

Publications Top Notes:

Certainly! Here are the publications mentioned in the provided information:

  1. Title: Farmers’ local knowledge of soil fertility in bamboo plantations in the Western Highlands, Cameroon
    • Authors: Gilles Rolin Kenfack Ananfack, Emile Temgoua, Marie Louise Avana Tientcheu
    • Published in: Advances in Bamboo Science, 2023, 4, 100031
    • Citations: 1
  2. Title: Assessing Growth Parameters from Culm Cuttings of Bambusa vulgaris at the University of Dschang Botanic Garden, West Region of Cameroon: Implications for the Bamboo Resource Base and Rural Livelihoods
    • Authors: Gilles Ananfack, Atchombou B, Zanguim HT, Awazi NP, Tassiamba SN, Tientcheu LT, Nfornkah BN, Kaam R, Tchamba MN
    • Published in: Open Journal of Forestry, 2021, 12.1, 88-106


Emanuel de Oliveira | Agroforestry

Mr Emanuelde Oliveira: Leading Researcher in Agroforestry

 Senior Technician at Municipality of Paredes de Coura, Portugal

🏆🌱 Wow, a heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Emanuel de Oliveira! The Best Researcher Award is well-deserved for his groundbreaking work in renewable energy and agriculture. 🌍 His dedication to making a positive impact is truly inspiring!

Mr. Emanuel de Oliveira is a distinguished researcher in Agroforestry and currently serves as a Senior Technician at the Municipality of Paredes de Coura, Portugal. He recently earned the well-deserved Best Researcher Award for his groundbreaking work in renewable energy and agriculture, showcasing a deep dedication to positive impact!


📚✨ Mr. Emanuel de Oliveira’s academic qualifications shine bright:

  • Ph.D. candidate at the University of Santiago de Compostela, specializing in Sustainable Land and Territory Management.
  • Master of Science in Technology-enhanced Forest Fire Fighting Learning from the Polytechnical University of Madrid.
  • Agronomist with a degree from the Higher Agricultural School of Ponte de Lima.
  • Technical Agrarian Engineer, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from Ponte de Lima Higher Agrarian School.

Quite the scholarly journey! 🌟👨‍🎓

Professional Profiles:



📊🌳 In Mr. Emanuel de Oliveira’s professional journey:

  • Studies & Surveys: Diving deep into data for informed decision-making.
  • Project Preparation: Crafting blueprints for planning and managing protected areas, fostering rural development, and promoting vocational training.
  • Sports Charter Stewardship: Steering the Sports Charter Project for the Peneda-Gerês National Park, championing recreational and sporting activities in natural areas.
  • Nature Tourism Education: Sharing expertise as a Trainer in courses organized by ADERE-Peneda Gerês, enriching minds in the realm of Nature Tourism.

A multitasking maestro in the world of conservation and education! 🌿🏞️


Dates Type of organisation Position held:
  • 2014 to Present: Independent Consultant, a trailblazer in the realms of Wildfire Defense and Management.
  • Specializations: Expertise in Research and Studies on Wildfires and Risks, crafting DFCI and Prescribed Fire Plans.
  • Training Maestro: Imparting knowledge in Civil Protection, Forest Wildfire Defense, and the art of Wildfire Extinguishing.

A journey of resilience and knowledge in the fiery landscape! 🔍🚒

  • Technical Expert (2018/2021): Nominated by the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic for the Independent Technical Observatory, analyzing and evaluating forest and rural fires nationwide.
  • Strategic Analyst (2018): Expert Collaborator in the Decision Support Cell for the Integrated Rural Fire Management System.
  • Accredited Trainer: Recognized by the Portuguese State Forestry Services, contributing to the National Training Pool for Controlled Fire.
  • Lecturer: Sharing insights at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo and the Instituto Superior de Gestão e Administração de Santarém on forest fires and extreme fire behavior.
  • Consultant: Collaborating with Flanconorte Portugal and the Alto Minho Intermunicipal Community on Landscape Fire and prescribed fire projects under the LIFE Programme.
  • Technical Responsible: Crafting wildfire defense plans and ensuring preparedness.
  • Seminar Organizer: Hosting International Seminars on Forest Fires (“ALTO MINHO FIRECAMP”) and facilitating Prescribed Burn Training Exchanges (“Alto Minho TREX”) in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy.

A maestro in the symphony of fire management and education! 🚒🌐

Publications & Contributions:

📚🔥 Mr. Emanuel de Oliveira’s Literary Contributions:

  1. “The Use of Vegetation Fire in Portugal:” A historical, legislative, and normative exploration.
  2. “Unraveling the Effect of Fire Seasonality on Fire-Preferred Fuel Types and Dynamics in Alto Minho, Portugal (2000–2018):” Delving into the intricate relationship between fire seasonality and preferred fuel types.
  3. “Incident Analysis of Traditional Burns in Portugal:” Examining the nuances of traditional burns and their impact.
  4. “Modern Animal Traction to Enhance the Supply Chain of Residual Biomass:” Innovating in biomass supply chain with a touch of modern animal power.
  5. “Pastoral Burning and Its Contribution to the Fire Regime of Alto Minho, Portugal:” Exploring the role of pastoral burning in shaping the fire regime.

A library of knowledge on fire dynamics, tradition, and innovation! 📖🔥