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Forest and Agroforestry Promoters (FAP NGO) Cameroon

FAP’s mission is to promote the sustainable management of the natural and wetland resources in the Western highlands of Cameroon.
Specific problem addressed by FAP in her activities
-       Low family incomes
-       Poor farming practices
-       Uncontrolled exploitation of forest/wetland resources
-       Low capacity of community members to generate income from their resources. (Poor management capacities)
-       Poor leadership within groups and communities.
-       Conflict over the use of wetland and other natural resources.
-       Fast depletion of natural resources due to unsustainable exploitation by rural communities.
Approach to these problems
In order to address these problems, FAP uses gender-sensitive participatory approaches to build the capacities and empower poor community members technically.


Date of Establishment:

09-Mar, 2004

Purpose of Organization:

FAP’s mission is to promote the sustainable management of the natural and wetland resources in the Western highlands of Cameroon.


FAP’s Activities include
1.       Capacity-building (especially for communities) in the domains of tree nurseries, tree planting, forest enrichment, beekeeping, market gardening, sustainable agriculture and livestock production;
2.       Identification and conservation of ecotourism sites and the sustainable management of wetlands resources;
3.       Facilitation of dialogue processes between the multiple users of wetland and other natural resources;
4.       Establishment of tree nurseries for forestation, reforestation and forest enrichment activities;
5.       Environmental Impact Assessment;
6.       Advocacy for women’s rights and participation in natural resources management processes;
7.       Communicate market channel to target communities.

Specific problem addressed by FAP in her activities
-       Low family incomes
-       Poor farming practices
-       Uncontrolled exploitation of forest/wetland resources
-       Low capacity of community members to generate income from their resources. (Poor management capacities)
-       Poor leadership within groups and communities.
-       Conflict over the use of wetland and other natural resources.
-       Fast depletion of natural resources due to unsustainable exploitation by rural communities.

GEF/SGP involvement:

Executing Jatropha domestication and local uses of Jatropha oil in collaboration with GREENERY KUMBO through training on tree nursery establishment      
GEF SGP UNDP       2010

Executed Neem Tree and market gardening for socio economic development in Ngoketunjia Division. Through training and material support      
GEF SGP UNDP       2014-2015

Experience:

Major achievements,
Climate change
•       8 hectares of watercatchment land protected and enriched with trees from the project in Bamessing Village
•       7 hectares of secret forest land protected and enriched with trees from the project, these areas have been used for apiaries in Bamessing and Bamunka Villages.
•       10 and morehectares of land planted with tree as private fuel plantation, apiaries, boundary demarcation and in farms in Bamessing, Bamali and Bamunka villages.
•       Reduction on the use of chemical pesticide and fertilizers through the introduction of nutural pest control measures and the introduction of composting to obtain organic fertilizers.
Capacity development
•       197 community members living with HIV/AIDS trained on tree nursery establishment. (Youths   53, Women 91 and men 53)
•       107 Beneficiaries, knowledge improved on bee keeping with 51 men, 24 youths and 33 women
•       671 community members living with HIV AIDS trained on home gardening (417 women, 77 men and 177 youths)
•       212 Beneficiaries capacities build beneficiaries in 06 sessions on hygiene, nutrition, sanitation and handling of Drugs(175 women, 37 youths)
Gender and youths development
The project targeted and has worked with 15 beneficiaries groups, majority of the group members are women with few men and youths. A total of 671 community members living with HIV AIDS were trained on home gardening (417 women, 77 men and 177 youths)
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Cameroon

Contact Details
Street Address:
P.O Box 03 Ndop Ngoketunjia Division North West Region, office is located toward Ndop District Hospital Junction, beside Gendamarie Company Ndop
City/Town:
Bamenda Ndop
Country:
Cameroon
Telephone No.:
00-237-677839843
Website:
http://www.fap-cameroon.page.tl
Email:
forestagrofor@yahoo.com
Organization founded:
Mar-09-2004

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change - Agriculture/Forestry
  • Land Degradation
  • Ozone Layer Depletion
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • National

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Mr. Jaff Francis Agiamntebom Key Contact Person
    Position:
    Coordinator
    Telephone No.:
    +23-76-77839843
    Email:
    forestagroforyahoo.com


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