The oba tree

Summary
The oba tree (Irvingia gabonensis), particularly rich in proteins and lipids, is used in the production of processed foodstuffs, cosmetics and traditional medicines. In order to combat over-exploitation of this tree in the forests of central and southern Cameroon, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has developed several techniques for grafting and propagating with cuttings and is teaching these to farmers. The initiative is helping to boost production of this valuable tree and expand its cultivation in Cameroon.

Organization
ICRAF

Group
Forest trees

File type
Web Page

Topic
AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Underutilized species mentioned
Irvingia gabonensis

Keywords
agroforestry

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