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Research and scientific and technological innova- tion have to accompany and support the actions by the Head of State to lead Cameroon towards the emergence by 2035. This is why the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (MINRESI) strives to achieve the essential step of transfor- ming research results into products, goods and services. And thereby, allow a substantial impro- vement in the quality of life of the population.
The increase of the clarity of scientific research in the development process is a reality in the areas of food security, energy availability in mining development, environmental management and social housing made with local materials. MIN- RESI managed to make understood the relevance of involving scientific research and innovation in the “Greater Achievements” programme of which a number of projects needed the results of research carried out by the National Institute of Cartography (NIC), the Institute for Geological and Mining Research (IGMR), the Institute for Medical Research and Study of Medicinal Plants (IMRSMP), the Local Materials Promotion Authority (MIPROMALO), the National Education Centre (CNE), the National Radiation Protection Agency (ANRP) and the National Centre for Technology Development (NCTD).
In order to give scientific research a greater cla- rity, two major actions have been carried out in recent years:
• The organization of the start of scientific and research season ceremonies in Cameroon;
• The organization of scientific research and inno- vation excellence days in Cameroon (JERSIC).
While carrying out other projects, MINRESI was par- ticularly attentive to the implementation of the emer- gency plan against disasters that turns, with regard to scientific research around the following main lines:
• Fight against food insecurity by increasing seed production in quality and quantity in a large number of speculations that constitute the food base of all regions of Cameroon;
• Provision of improved seeds of many specula- tions for the benefit of farmers and breeders, inte- rest community groups (ICGs) and peasant asso- ciations located in remote areas from research centres and generally poorer for lack of means of communication.
• A short-cycle bean in the West and North-West regions;
• Eight varieties of disease-resistant cocoa trees in the Centre, South, South-West and Littoral regions;

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