Dr. Godswill Ntsomboh Ntsefong has a Doctorate/PhD in Plant Biotechnology with specialization in Genetics and Crop Improvement from the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon.
Currently, Dr. Godswill is the Lipids Analysis Laboratory Manager, Chief of improved oil palm seed production unit and Chief of phytopathology unit at the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) Dibamba-Cameroon. As University lecturer and Oil palm researcher, he has contributed to sustainable oil palm development through field experimentation, peer reviewed publications, and presentations in several workshops and conferences. He served as expert for the technical evaluation of the oil palm research partnership agreement between IRAD Cameroon and PT Astra Agro Lestari TbK of Indonesia in 2012; visited the oil palm plantations, mills and Research Centre of PT Astra in Indonesia. Godswill is member of the national committee for the elaboration of Cameroon’s national strategy for sustainable oil palm development since 2013. He is also a member of the group of experts for the validation of the strategic document for the sustainable development of oil palm in the Economic Community of the Central African States (ECCAS-CEEAC) Sub-Region.
Dr. Godswill Ntsomboh Ntsefong, Head of Laboratory, Chief of Improved Oil Palm Seed Production Unit
Author of several scientific articles and member of editorial boards (reviewer) of several peer-review international scientific journals. Has authored a book on ‘Innovative and Efficient Laboratory Management’ and a book chapter on ‘The Oil Palm’. Trained on Bioinformatics by CETIC (Cameroon)-ACEGID (Nigeria) and on laboratory management and equipment operations at BecA-ILRI Hub Nairobi, Kenya. Did research on palm oil lipid analysis for his PhD at CNRS, LBM-UMR5200, 33140 Villenave d'Ornon, Bordeaux in France
Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD)
Managing Major Diseases of the Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.)
Day 1 [Wed 25, April], at 04:35 PM
Day 2 [Thu 26, April], at 09:00 AM