Publication record
Total number of publications as at 15.03.2024: 113 scientific publications, including 84 Peer Reviewed Journal articles; 6 Books, 21 Book Chapters; and 1 Book Review.
Key Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
  • Bih, C.D., Fonteh, M.F., & Balgah, R.A. (2024). Agricultural Training and Livelihood Outcomes: Opinion of Farmers in Mezam Division in the North West Region of Cameroon. International Journal of Research and Innovation in the Social Science, 8(2), 1077 -1089. DOI: 10.47772/IJRISS
  • Njegani, N., Balgah, R.A., & Fonteh, M.F. (2024). Government and Non-Governmental Organisation Led Agricultural Development Projects and the Accumulation of Social and Economic Capitals in Mezam, Cameroon. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 42(2), 65-87. DOI: 10.9734/AJAEES/2024/v42i22365
  • Balgah, R.A., Kutuama, C.T., Ngwabie, M.N., & Roubik, H. (2023). Africa’s Energy availability-Deficiency Paradox: Lessons from Small-Scale Biogas Technology and Policy Implications. Environment, Development and Sustainability,
  • Balgah, R.A., & Ntu, L.S. (2023). Infrastructure and Community wellbeing in Sub Saharan Africa. A structural equation model based contribution from Cameroon. Community Development,
  • Balgah, R.A., Emmanuel, O.B., Kimengsi, J.N., & Buchenrieder, G. (2023). COVID-19 impact on agriculture and food security in Africa. A systematic review and meta-analysis. World development Perspectives, 31(100523), 1-15.
  • Shillie, P.N., Balgah, R.A. & Ngwa, B.M. (2023). COVID‑19 and food security risk in Nkambe Cameroon: perceptions, drivers and household response measures. SN Social Science 3(98), 1-15.
  • Balgah, R.A., Ngwa, K.A., Buchenrieder, G.R., & Kimengsi, J.N. (2023). Impacts of Floods on Agriculture-Dependent Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Assessment from multiple Geo-Ecological Zones. Land, 12(334), land12020334
  • Kimengsi, J.N., Mukong, A.K., & Balgah, R.A. (2023). Actors and institutional change determinants in the Santchou landscape of Cameroon. Environmental Development, 45(100778).
  • Bate, N.A., Balgah, R.A. & Yenshu, E.V. (2023). Conflict and Livelihood Changes in the South West Region of Cameroon: A Social Capital Perspective. International Journal of Social Sciences Perspectives 12(1), 1-17. 2023 DOI:10.33094/ijssp.v12i1.682
  • Balgah, R. A., Shillie, P. N. & Njonyi, C. T. (2022). Determinants of credit access among rice farmers in rural Cameroon. Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, 4(66), 321–329.
  • Ballah, J.T. & Balgah R.A. (2023). Determinants for Record Keeping among Farmers in Tubah Sub Division, North West Region of Cameroon. American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Research (AJHSSR), 7(2), 98-104.
  • Balgah, R. A., & Kimengsi, J. N. (2022). A review of drivers of environmental non-migration decisions in Africa. Regional Environmental Change, 22(125), 2-17.
  • Kimengsi, J.N., Akumbo, C.M, Balgah, R.A., Tingum, E.N., Tume, S.J.P., & Akhere, G.S (2022). Farm-based climate adaptation dynamics: insights from the vegetable sector in the Western Highlands of Cameroon, Cogent Social Sciences, 8(1), 2126452, DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2022.2126452
  • Kimengsi, J.N., Grabek , J., Giessen , L., Balgah, R.A. & Buchenrieder, G. (2022). Forest management insti-tutions and actor-centered conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa: Contemporary realities and future avenues for research and policy. Forest Policy and Economics, 144(102846).
  • Bang, H.N. & Balgah, R.A. (2022). The ramification of Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis: conceptual analysis of a looming “Complex Disaster Emergency”, Journal of International Humanitarian Action (2022) 7(1), 1-25.
  • Balgah, R. A., Bwifon, D. N., & Shillie, P. N. (2022). COVID-19, Armed Conflict and ICTs Adoption Decisions. Insights from Cameroonian Farmers. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 9(8), 12-32.
  • Ngochembo, G.G., Balgah, R.A. & Fonteh, M.F. (2022). The effects of adopting technological innovations on value chain actors in Cameroon. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 40(5), 103-114. DOI: 10.9734/AJAEES/2022/v40i53089
  • Shillie, P.N., Bime, M-J.E., Balgah, R.A. & Wiysherinyuy, M.L. (2022). Access to and repayment of Agricultur-al Credit in the face of COVID 19: A Gender Analysis in Selected Microfinance Institutions in Cameroon. Fi-nance & Economics Review, 4(1), 1-10.
  • Kimengsi, J.N., Raphael Owusu, R., & Balgah, R.A. (2022) Nexus approach and environmental resource governance in Sub Saharan Africa: a systematic review. Sustainability Science,
  • Lizby-Joy, W. M., Balgah, A. R., Tacham, N. W., Fru, F. S., Seidou, F. M., & Njouonkou, A. L. (2022). A Plant-Based Agrobiodi-versity in Home Gardens of Tubah Sub-Division, North-West Region, Cameroon: Useful plants in Tubah subdivision's homegardens. Algerian journal of Biosciences, 3(1), 005-018.
  • Buchenrieder, G., Brandl, J., & Balgah, R.A. (2021). The Perception of Flood Risks: A Case Study of Babessi in Rural Came-roon. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 12, 1-12.
  • Kimengsi, J.N., & Balgah, R.A. (2021). Colonial hangover and institutional bricolage processes in forest use practices in Cameroon. Forest Policy and Economics, 125(102406), 1-13. https//
  • Kimengsi, J.N., Mukong, A.K., & Balgah R.A. (2020). Livelihood Diversification and Household WellBeing: Insights and Policy Implications for Forest Based Communities in Cameroon, Society and Natural Resources, 33(7), 876-895.
  • Balgah, R.A. Nji T.M, Buchenrieder, G., & Yenshu, E.V. (2020), Factors Influencing Coping Strategies for Drought-Affected Households in Northern Cameroon. Journal of Ecology and Natural Resources, 4(7), 000221 (1-6) DOI: 10.23880/jenr-16000221.
  • Balgah, R.A., Bomnsa, T.J. and Tchouassi, G. (2020). Does access to Microfinance minimize risks in Cameroon? Africanist Inter-Disciplinary Review, 11,115-130.
  • Kimengsi, J.N, Balgah R.A, Buchenrieder, G., Silberberger, M. and Batosor, H.P. (2020), An empirical analysis of credit-financed agribusiness investments and income poverty dynamics of rural women in Cameroon, Community Development 51(1): 72-89.DOI: 10.1080/15575330.2020.1716031.
  • Nji TM, Balgah R.A., & Yenshu, E.V (2019), Coping with flood hazards in Cameroon: the role of community based strategies, Sociology International Journal, 3(5), 372‒382.
  • Tatah, E.L., Chi, C.T., Balgah R. A., & Nsaidzeka, N. D.(2019). Investigating the Response to Meristem Culture of Four Regional Sweetpotato Varieties in the Western Highlands of Cameroon, Sustainable Agriculture Research, 8(4): 1-12. doi:10.5539/sar.v8n4p1
  • Mbue, I. N Bitondo, D., & Balgah, R.A. (2019). Crop Yield Response and Community Resilience to Climate Change in the Bamenda Highlands. American Journal of Biological and Environmental Statistics 5(3), 31-41.
  • Balgah,R.A., Neba, W.S., Fonteh, A.A., & Ngansah, N. (2019). The Impacts of Changing Land Ownership Patterns on Agri-cultural Production in Urbanising Spaces. The Case of Bambili and Bambui, University of Buea Jounal of Applied Social Sciences (UB-JASS), 12(2), 59-78.
  • Balgah, R.A., & Kimengsi, J.N. (2019), Can Policy Deviance Reduce Poverty? A Critical Analysis of Self-Return Migration in Cameroon. International Social Science Journal, 69(232), 87-103.
  • Balgah, R.A., Bang, H., & Fondo, S.A. (2019). Drivers for coping with flood hazards: Beyond the analysis of single cases, Jamba Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 11(1), a678.
  • Kimengsi, J.N, Mukong, A., Kechia, M.A., Balgah R.A, Pretzsch, J., & Kwei, J (2019). Households’ Assets Dynamics and Ecotourism Choices in the Western Highlands of Cameroon. Sustainability, 11 (1844), 1-16.
  • Balgah, R.A., Fonteh, A.A., & Bime, M-J, E (2019). A gender analysis of intra-household division of labor in Cameroon using Moser’s triple roles framework, Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics and Sociology, 29(4), 1-12. DOI: 10.9734/AJAEES/2019/v29i430095
  • Balgah, R.A, & Fonteh, A.A. (2019). Applying Relativity in Understanding Poverty and Promoting Economic Development in Rural Africa, African Journal of Economic Review, 7(1),219-237.DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.285008
  • Kimengsi, J.N., Pretzsch, J., Auch, E., & Balgah R.A. (2019). WWF’s Green Business Model in Protected Area Conservation and Livelihoods Sustenance in Cameroon: The Need for a Shift in Approach? Environment and Natural Resources Research, 9(1), 9-24. 10.5539/enrr.v9n1p9 v
  • Balgah, R.A. (2018). The Programme for the Improvement of Agro-Pastoral Family Farms and Poverty Reduction in Mezam Division, Cameroon. University of Buea Journal of Applied Social Sciences (UB-JASS) XI (2), 1-24.
  • Balgah, R.A. (2019). Factors influencing coffee farmers’ decisions to join cooperatives, Sustainable Agriculture Research, 8(1), 42-58. doi:10.5539/sar.v8n1p42
  • Fondo SA, Balgah RA, & Mue N.T. (2018). Making decisions after floods: a consistency check of drivers across multiple flood types, MOJ Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 3(6),393‒401. DOI: 10.15406/mojes.2018.03.00119
  • Lukong, C. & Balgah, R.A. (2018), Impacts of Technology adoption on Agriculture. Case study of smallholder farmers in Bui Division, North West Cameroon, African Journal of Social Science 9(7): 37-54.
  • Balgah, R.A., Tatah, E.L. Nsuh K.C., & Onana, N.M.F. (2018), Toward Conventional or Organic Agriculture? A Sustainability Check from Cameroon, Asian Research Journal of Agriculture, 9(2), 1-14. DOI: 10.9734/ARJA/2018/42498
  • Balgah, R.A. (2018). Do Flood Hazards Affect Risk Attitudes? An Experimental Analysis in Agriculture- De-pendent Communities in Cameroon. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International 24(3), 1-14. DOI: 10.9734/JEAI/2018/42141
  • Tchouassi, G., Bomnsa, J.N., & Balgah, R.A. (2018). Capturing Risks and Potentials for Microfinance Sustainable Growth in Cameroon. European Journal of Sustainable Development, 7(2), 89-100. DOI:
  • Balgah, R.A., Kimengsi, J.N., & Buchenrieder, G. (2018). Determinants for Adopting Risk Management Mechanisms amongst Flood Victims in North West Cameroon, Current Politics and Economics of Africa, 11(1), 1-23.
  • Ndoh, M.I, Balgah, R.A, & Kah, E.F.(2017). From climate risk analysis to and environmental safety system in the Bamenda Highlands, World Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 3(6), 449-471.
  • Kimengsi, J.N., & Balgah, R.A. (2017). Repositioning Local institutions in Natural Resource Management: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa, Journal of Contextual Economics, 137, 149-172. DOI:10.3790/schm.137.1-2.149
  • Balgah, R.A. (2017). A gender analysis of vulnerability to climate-related food shortages in developing countries. The case of Cameroon, International Journal of Development Research, 7(9), 15065-15074.
  • Buchenrieder, G., Mack, C and Balgah, R.A. (2017). Human Security and the Relocation of Internally Displaced Environmental Refugees in Cameroon, Refugee Survey Quarterly, 36(3), 20-47. Doi 10.1093/rsq/hdx005.
  • Balgah, R.A., Kimengsi, J.N., Bime, M-J. W., & Forti, K. A. (2016). Farmers’ knowledge and perceptions to Climate Variability in North West Cameroon, World Journal of Social Science Research 3(3), 261-273.
  • Balgah, R.A. (2016). Applying Participatory Rural Appraisal to Unlock Gender Group Differences in Some Communities in Rural Cameroon. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics and Sociology, 12(3), 1-11. DOI: 10.9734/AJAEES/2016/28327
  • Balgah, R.A., Kimengsi, J.N., & Buchenrieder, G. (2016). Understanding and Building on Indigenous Agro-Pastoral Adaptation strategies for Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences from Rural Cameroon, Journal of Advances in Agriculture, 6(1), 833-840.
  • Kimengsi, J.N., Balgah R. A., & Gwan, A.S. (2016). Enhancing Community Participation for Rural Development in Central Ejagham of Cameroon: Challenges and Prospects, International Journal of Community Development, 4(1), 20-32. DOI: 10.11634/233028791604745
  • Innocent, NM., Bitondo, D., & Balgah, R.A. (2016). Climate variability and Change in the Bamenda Highlands: Perceptions, Impacts and Coping Mechanisms, British Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 12(5), 1-18. DOI: 10.9734/BJAST/2016/21818
  • Innocent, N.M. and Balgah, R.A. (2016). Participatory Spatial Multi-criteria Evaluation for Land-Use Planning and Decision Making in Mezam, Cameroon, Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International 4(3): 1-14. DOI: 10.9734/JGEESI/2016/22218
  • Bime M-J. E., Bih A.A., Balgah R.A, & Kamanjou, F. (2016). Contribution of Mushroom to Actor’s Income in the North West Re-gion, Cameroon: A Value Chain Analysis, International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 6(6), 206-213.
  • Balgah, R.A. (2015). A Novel Framework For Analyzing Idiosyncratic And Covariate Shocks In Developing Coun-tries. WIT Transactions on The Built Environment, 168, 1123-1134. doi:10.2495/SD150972
  • Balgah, RA., Buchenrieder, G., & Mbue, IM. (2015). When nature frowns: A comprehensive impact assessment of the 2012 Babessi floods on people’s livelihoods in rural Cameroon, Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 7(1), Art. #197, 8 pages, http:// v7i1.197.
  • Balgah, R.A., Vubo, E.Y., Mbue I.M., & Kimengsi, J.N. (2015). Rural development NGOs and service delivery to the very poor: an empirical analysis of a training center in rural Cameroon, Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural De-velopment, 5(4), 103-115.DOI: 10.18488/journal.1005/2015.5.4/1005.4.103.115
  • Edoun, E. I., Balgah, R.A., & Mbohwa, C. (2015). The impact of effective management of natural disasters on Afri-ca’s development, Economic Research, 28(1), 924-938. DOI: 10.1080/1331677X.2015.1087325
  • Innocent N. M., Bitondo, D., & Balgah, R. A. (2015). Municipal solid waste generation, composition, and manage-ment in the Douala municipality, Cameroon, Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2(4), 091-101.Innocent N. M., Bitondo, D., & Balgah, R. A. (2015). Municipal solid waste generation, composition, and manage-ment in the Douala municipality, Cameroon, Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2(4), 091-101.
  • Jude N. K. and Balgah R.A. (2015), How Prepared are Cameroon's Cocoa Farmers for Climate Insurance? Evi-dence from the South West Region of Cameroon, Procedia Environmental Sciences, 29, 117 – 118. doi: 10.1016/j.proenv.2015.07.196
  • Balgah R.A. (2014). Commercialization: An option for sustaining the nonprofit sector in developing countries, International Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2(5), 69-77. doi: 10.11648/j.ijebo.20140205.11
  • Balgah, R.A., & Buchenrieder, G. (2014). The impact of Natural Disasters on Smallholder Agriculture in Rural Cameroon, American Journal of Experimental Agriculture 4 (3), 233-243.
  • Ambebe, T.F., Lum, A.Y., Balgah R.A., & Mogho, J.M.T. (2013), An evaluation of Regeneration Stock Alternatives for Optimization of Growth and Survival of Field Grown Forest Trees, Journal of Life Sciences 7(5), 509-518.
  • Buchenrieder, G., & Balgah, R.A. (2013). Sustaining livelihoods around community forests. What is the role of wildlife domestication? Journal of Modern African Studies 51(1), 57-84.
  • Balgah, R.A., Mbue, IN., Buchenrieder, G., & Njoya, M.T.M. (2012). Empirical evidence of natural shocks, risk per-ceptions and resilience from Cameroon. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology. A 2(12),1344-1355.
  • Balgah, R. A., & Buchenrieder, G. (2011), Natural shocks and risk behavior. Experimental evidence from Came-roon, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, 50(2), 155-173.
  • Balgah, R. A., & Buchenrieder, G. (2011). Does technology adoption reduce risks for smallholder farmers in Came-roon? Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 8(1): 13-22. DOI: 10.3923/pjssci.2011.13.22
  • Balgah, R. A., Valentinov, V., & Buchenrieder, G. (2010). Nonprofit extension in rural Cameroon: A study of demand and supply determinants, International Journal of Social Economics, 37(5), 391-399. DOI 10.1108/03068291011038972
  • Balgah, R. A., Buchenrieder, G. (2010). The dynamics of informal responses to covariate shocks, Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, 2(4), 357-370.
As at 20.02.2023
Citations: 812
H-index: 28
i10-index: 26