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Richard Mbih

Richard Mbih

Social Sciences
Assistant Teaching Professor
• African Studies
Richard Mbih

Research Description

Richard Mbih's research focuses on agro-pastoralism and food system, natural resource conflicts, political ecology, environment, and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Richard’s research falls within the context of food-energy-water nexus, with emphasis on agro-pastoral sustainability, food and environmental security, and community development. His work critically examines the benefits of crop-livestock integration on rural African communities with a case study in Northwest Cameroon. Through his field research experience in Cameroon, Richard has established collaborations with researchers and development partners in the University of Bamenda, University of Yaoundé 1, and with local development organizations promoting agro-pastoral production and rural development such as the Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association (MBOSCUDA) involved in agro-pastoral production and community development among Fulani pastoralists, and the Upper Noun Valley Development Authority (UNVDA) involved in paddy rice production in Northwest Cameroon.

Social Sciences

Keywords:

Community Development
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Sustainable Development