The Forest Gardener is a Happy Farmer

[one_third][/one_third]The one who practices forest gardening is a farmer of joy. The farmer who inter-plants his/her crops with agroforestry trees such as acacia, lucaena, tephriosia and calliandra is sure to reap benefits at little cost as when they use chemical fertilizer. His soil gains fertility and the crop yields improve. Furthermore, the forest gardener avoids … Read more

Farmer Aims for Liquid Fertilizer in Bakassa

[one_third][/one_third]A farmer and field based technician for ERuDeF/Trees for the Future program has been able to produce liquid fertilizer from agroforestry leaves and other biological materials. By Payong Marquise Based in Bakassa in the West Region, Nitcheu Jean Baptiste began to test different ways of making his life much better and it is from here … Read more

50 Environmental Clubs Created in the Lebialem Highland Conservation Complex

[one_third][/one_third]Over fifty environmental clubs have been created by the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) team in schools within the Lebialem Highland Conservation Complex (LHCC). The clubs were created within the 2014/2015 academic year for effective environmental protection and biodiversity conservation awareness campaign in schools and communities in and around … Read more

Ignorant Villagers ‘Kill’ Mother Zebra Wood

[one_third][/one_third]Imagine that you are desperately trying to keep alive a fertile endangered species to keep on bearing young ones and one day you discover it lying on its side, dead. Killed by ignorant villagers By Tengem Adeline In September 2015, the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) Conservation of Threatened Trees of Mt. Cameroon Area … Read more

Community Participation Necessary for Natural Resources Management LHCC

[one_third][/one_third]Limited community involvement in the management of natural resources has been identified as one of the principal factors thwarting conservation efforts in the Lebialem Highlands Conservation Complex (LHCC). The LHCC is surrounded by 20 communities which are not involved in the management of natural resources in their area. The communities however think that government’s collaborative … Read more

Base Line Survey crucial for Threatened Wildlife Conservation in LHCC

[one_third][/one_third]It has been discovered that the Lebialem Highland Conservation Complex (LHCC) besides harbouring threatened wildlife species like the Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla), Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), African Forest Elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis), is home to other IUCN Red list species, which have not been identified or documented for conservation. [one_half][/one_half]Also, threatened wildlife species are constantly … Read more

Using Communication to Boost Waste Management and Recycling in Cameroon

[one_third][/one_third]Inappropriate waste disposal and management has been an environmental issue in the South West Region of Cameroon since time immemorial. This is the cause of diseases like malaria, typhoid, cholera, dysentery, etc; diseases that have claimed the lives of many Cameroonians. Besides these social and/or health effects of waste mismanagement, the environmental effects abound. The … Read more

Irrigation and Deforestation; root Causes of Water Crises in Cameroon

[one_third][/one_third]Acute water crises plaguing Southwest Cameroon has been attributed to high dependence on groundwater for irrigation, clearing of fields and massive cutting down of trees for crop cultivation. Most communities in this region depend heavily on ground water supply for irrigation of crops like Irish potato, carrots, leaks, green beans, cabbage, cucumber etc. These crops … Read more

SWECSON Unveils 3-Year Action Plan

[one_third][/one_third]The President of the Southwest Civil Society Organization (SWECSON), Louis Nkembi, has unveiled a 13-point plan of action which his team will undertake during their three-year mandate. Principal amongst these are increasing the visibility and profile of SWECSON (nationally and internationally), revising entry criteria into SWECSON, re-building the trust and confidence of member organizations, reforming … Read more

‘Rural Pharmacy’ Helps Restore Health Of Farming Couple

[one_third][/one_third]A couple in Fundong, Boyo Division, in the Northwest Region, has testified that the use of products from the Neem tree healed them of rheumatic arthritis, fatigue, general body pains, dizziness and fever. By Blaise Jumbam Mrs. Bimbo Judith and her husband, Ful Johnson, said they experienced great relief from using Neem following prescriptions from … Read more