David Tavi Agbor | Agroecology | Young Scientist Award

Mr David Tavi Agbor | Agroecology | Young Scientist Award

M.Sc graduate and adjunct lecturer at  Catholic University Institute Buea Cameroon

David Tavi Agbor is a Cameroonian soil scientist with a diverse academic background spanning multiple continents. He holds an M.Sc. in Soil Science from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Program, complemented by degrees in Agronomy from the University of Buea, Cameroon. Throughout his academic journey, David has maintained an impressive GPA, reflecting his commitment to excellence.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

🎓 Education:

  • M.Sc. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Soil Science (Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, and Jordan)
  • M.Sc. Agronomy (Crop Production) – University of Buea, Cameroon
  • B.Sc. Agriculture (Agronomy) – University of Buea, Cameroon

🔬 Research Interests:

  • Plant-Soil interactions, Plant-Microbes interactions
  • Agroecology, Agronomy, Soil Science
  • Ecosystem modeling, remote sensing, and land use/land cover change
  • Forest Ecology and Sustainable Forest

💼 Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Lecturer at Catholic University Institute Buea, Cameroon
  • Cofounder and Team Leader at Global Youth Connect for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Junior Soil Scientist Researcher at ekolive company, Slovakia
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Agronomic and Applied Molecular Science

🏆 Awards & Grants:

  • Winner of various grants including EJP SOIL Access to Infrastructure Call, Stimulus Fund Grant, Erasmus+ Scholarship, and more
  • Recipient of academic excellence awards

🛠️ Skills:

  • Proficient in languages: English (Fluent), French (Elementary)
  • Experienced in GIS, remote sensing, data analysis, and soil analysis techniques

🔬 Research Focus:

David Tavi Agbor’s research focus primarily revolves around sustainable agricultural practices and crop production enhancement 🌾. He investigates various aspects including intercropping techniques for pest management and yield improvement, as evidenced by his work on maize-legume intercropping with botanical Piper. Additionally, his studies delve into the adaptability of crop cultivars, such as okra, and explore innovative methods like vegetative propagation of tomato hybrids. Agbor also contributes to understanding soil dynamics and land use changes through techniques like GIS and remote sensing. Overall, his research endeavors contribute significantly to sustainable farming practices and ecosystem management 🌱.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Maize-legume Intercropping and Botanical Piper Mitigating Effect on Pest Populations while Enhancing the Yield of Maize Authors: Agbor, D.T., Eboh, K.S., Sama, D.K., Tanyi, G.T., Nkongho, R.N. Published in: Journal of Natural Pesticide Research, 2023, 6, 100060Abstract: This study explores the synergistic effects of maize-legume intercropping and the application of botanical Piper in mitigating pest populations while simultaneously enhancing maize yields.
  2. Vegetative Propagation of F1 Tomato Hybrid (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Using Different Rooting Media and Stem-nodal Cuttings Authors: Nkongho, R.N., Ndam, L.M., Akoneh, N.N., Ojongakpa, O.T., Ngone, A.M. Published in: Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 2023, 11, 100470Abstract: Investigates various methods of vegetative propagation for F1 tomato hybrid, assessing the efficacy of different rooting media and stem-nodal cuttings.
  3. Seed Production System and Adaptability of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) Cultivars in Buea, Cameroon Authors: Nkongho, R.N., Efouba-Mbong, J.T., Ndam, L.M., Etchu-Takang, E.G., Agbor, D.T. Published in: PLoS ONE, 2022, 17(12 October), e0278771Abstract: Explores the seed production system and adaptability of various okra cultivars in the Buea region of Cameroon.