Alliance for Sustainable

Empowering Sub-Saharan Africa's Development through Sustainable Agriculture and Community Advancement

Pioneering Sustainable Agriculture and Community Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on food systems, food security, ecosystem base management, environment, and resource governance

Climate Change and Food Systems Sustainability (CCFSS)


Community Agrobiodiversity and Conservation Innovations (CACI)

Responsible Fish and Aquaculture Development (RFAD)

Food and Nutrition Security (FNS)

About Us

Alliance for Sustainable Development, abbreviated ASDEV, is a non-profit organization founded by a team of Cameroonian  researchers. ASDEV focuses on amplifying understudied developmental issues in Sub-Saharan Africa(SSA), to advance agricultural and community development. ASDEV aims to promote sustainable and more environmentally friendly agricultural practices such as organic agriculture and crop rotation. 

Meet Our research team

Neville is a Development Economist with expertise in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health for the Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASDEV) NGO, Cameroon. His research portfolio builds on applying econometric principles to explore agriculture and fisheries food systems, food security, nutrition and health, digital innovations, climate, women and youth empowerment, and policy issues. Moreover, Neville has hands-on experience and training in monitoring and evaluations. He has over 7 years of practical field and research experience. He has worked with a cross-disciplinary team of researchers and local partners on projects and policy issues in Ghana, Nigeria, The Gambia, Liberia, Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, and Turkey. Neville has supervised field data collection, analysis, and interpretations for over 20 research projects. He has published several scientific manuscripts, blogs, and policy briefs on development issues in Africa and beyond. 

Neville has participated in several policy working groups on policy asks and policy dialogues with a diverse team of practitioners and negotiators from FAO, CIAT, ILRS, FOLU, SNV, WWF, UNFCCC, YOUNGO, and EIT Food at local, regional, and global levels. Previously, Neville has engaged in several professional activities as a Field Research Assistant [Empowerment NGO] and a Research Intern [International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)].

Neville is a Research Fellow at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) mentorship program. He holds a BSc and MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Buea, Cameroon. He is currently a PhD Research Fellow at the Department of Agricultural Economics, Ege University, Turkey, through the YTB Scholarship. Neville is committed to using science-evidence-based research to inform policy and practices to serve and improve the livelihood of people and communities in vulnerable socio-ecological systems. 

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Neville N Suh

Food System, Nutrition & Health Expert

Dr. Nyiawung is an Interdisciplinary Social Scientist and Policy Expert for the Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASDEV) NGO. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography from University of Guelph, Canada, an MA in Environmental Policy from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Buea, Cameroon. He is fluent in English and French, with experience in agricultural sciences and natural resources management and governance. He has more than eight years of research and work experience on the governance and sociopolitical dimensions of natural resources management and resource-dependent livelihood challenges in Africa and beyond. He has several scientific publications and science communication on aspects of power dynamics and the inclusiveness of marginalized populations in decision-making and policy formulation processes. He has received several awards and scholarships to support his research in Cameroon, The Gambia, Liberia, India, Namibia, Ghana, Senegal, and Canada. He was a 2020 recipient of the International Development Research Center (IDRC) Doctoral Research Awards. In 2016, he received the prestigious African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship sponsored by Global Affairs Canada and the Mastercard Foundation to commemorate the late Nelson Mandela. 


Dr. Nyiawung has provided consultancy services to the Canadian federal government’s Department of Fisheries and Ocean (DFO) and the Department of Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED). He was a Field Research Assistant at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and a Research Intern for the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). He loves organizing and coaching recreational soccer, volleyball, and basketball.

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Dr. Richard A. Nyiawung, PhD

Interdisciplinary Marine/Fisheries Policy Expert

Richard A Nyiawung


Gael Nkwain Ndi is an Advisor of ASDEV. He has a BSc. in Geology from the University of Buea, Cameroon and an MSc. in Petroleum Geosciences from the University of Perugia, Italy. Gael is a PhD student in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas University of A&M, USA. Gael’s research interest is to document how the global climate and earth environment Are Changing. Previously, he was a Research Associate at the Iclimate Centre, Aarhus University Denmark.

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Gael N Nkwain


Norbert is the Liaison and Outreach Officer of ASDEV, and his leading role is to coordinate field projects alongside other duties. Norbert holds a BSc and MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Buea, Cameroon. He is currently a Doctoral student specializing in Agribusiness Project Management in the Department of Agribusiness Technology, University of Bamenda, Cameroon. He served as a Field Supervisor and Research Assistant with Empowerment NGO, Cameroon. His research interest focuses on financial inclusion, poverty alleviation and food security. 

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Norbert N Ngwang


Forchibe Ethelyn Echep is the Scientific Advisor of ASDEV. Ethelyn is a Doctoral Fellow with a specialization in Entomology at the University of Ghana. She is a results-driven, experienced, and innovative agricultural Entomologist. Ethelyn enjoys working with people from diverse groups, as part of a team, and independently. With a broad knowledge of Integrated Pest Management, plant virology, and composting, she has contributed to the vegetable production sector in Ghana through her research on providing alternative and safe options for organic production. She has diverse knowledge on handling pest situations on cereals, vegetables, legumes and some tree crops. Her research with the University of Cambridge, London also brought to light a devastating viral pathogen that causes considerable losses in cabbage cultivation in Ghana, evident in her publications. She is currently investigating the management of this viral pathogen and aphid and thrips diversity associated with vegetable crops in Ghana. She mainly works with farmers as an agricultural consultant and supports the application of indigenous knowledge/expertise to improve agricultural production.

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Ethelyn E Forchibe


Josaiah A. Achangoh is a Research Assistant of ASDEV. Josaiah is a field data enumerator of ASDEV and very skilled in using the mobile data collection device Kobo tool. He has a BSc in Agricultural Economics and an MSc in Agronomy from the University of Buea, Cameroon. He has a great interest in Developmental and International Humanitarian research, particularly in human rights protection and sustainable humanitarian aid and empowerment services. Josaiah has worked as a Data Collector with REACH-OUT NGO, Cameroon, a Marketing Monitor with Norwegian Refugee Council, and a Post Distribution Monitor (PDM) with Plan International, Cameroon, using ODK. Mobile app collection tool. He also has many years of classroom teaching and Research with the Ministry of Higher Education Cameroon.

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Josaiah A Achangoh


Efed Bessy Takuh is a Research Assistant of ASDEV. Bessy is a specialist in data collection and is very grounded with the use of the mobile data collection device Kobo tool. She has a Bachelor of Education in educational psychology from the University of Buea, Cameroon. Currently, she is pursuing a Master's degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Buea, Cameroon.

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Bessy T Efed


Mora S. Nsah is a Research Assistant of ASDEV. She is a data collector of ASDEV and has skills in using the mobile data collection device Kobo tool. Mora has a BSc in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Buea, Cameroon. She is currently enrolled in a Master's program on Public Health and Hygiene in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon. She previously served as a field researcher on humanitarian and social works with the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHARDA). She has also served as a volunteer at the regional Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) where she volunteered in the civil status and technical department.

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Morah N Shineme


Nevie Forsuh is the Account of ASDEV. He holds a BSc in Banking and Finance from the University of Buea, Cameroon and an MSc in Accounting from the University of Bamenda, Cameroon. He is a PhD student with Accounting as an option at the University of Bamenda, Cameroon. Nevie has several years of teaching and research with the Ministry of Higher Education Cameroon.

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Nevie N. T. Forsuh


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