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Francoise Romaine OTABO

Country of origin: Congo, Republic Currently in: Congo, Republic, Brazzaville General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2009 Master Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Dr. Françoise Romaine OTABO holder of a unique Doctorate in Biological Science from Marien NGOUABI University is passionate about agricultural research, she carried out her research on cassava which is the staple food of the Congolese, his research work on cassava is oriented towards plant biotechnology, in particular cell culture (sanitation, multiplication and in vitro conservation) and genetic diversity of cassava.

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Otabo Françoise Romaine, Labeyrie Vanesse, Duval Marie -France, Mabanza Joseph, Mialoundama Fidele. 2017. Dynamiques temporelles de la diversité variétale du manioc (Manihot esculenta Crantz) dans deux bassins de culture en République du Congo. Cah. Agric. 2017, 26, 45004.

2. Françoise Romaine OTABO, Vanesse LABEYRIE, Marie France DUVAL, Joseph MABANZA, Fidèle MIALOUNDAMA. 2016. Diversité variétale de manioc (Manihot esculenta Crantz) sur la base des nominations vernaculaires des agriculteurs dans 4 bassins de production (Hinda, Loudima, Odziba et Oyo) en République du Congo. Journal of Applied Biosciences 104: 9932- 9941.

3.Mabanza J, Otabo F.R & Moussouami C. ; (2001). Conservation in vitro du germoplasme des cultivars africains de manioc (Manihot esculenta Crantz). Bulletin de ressources phytogénétiques (IPGRI). 125 : 29-32.

4. Otabo, F.R.; Moussouami, J.C., & Mabanza, J. (1997): gestion d’une banque de gènes de manioc: experience du Congo. In African journal of root and Tuber Crops : 234-238

5. MABANZA J, OTABO F.R et RODRIGUEZ A. ; (1996) : Enrichissement et maintenance de la vitrothèque du Congo : Multiplication in vitro. In Proceedings of the Phase I completion wokshop of the Regional Research Project for Maize and Cassava. IITA 1996: pp. 115-121

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Researcher and director of the agronomic research zone of Brazzaville.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2021 Entebbé Uganda participation in consultative planning workshop, review, sensitization and capacity building for staff knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation in East and Central Africa



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