Agroforestry Technologies, Improving Farm Yields In NW Cameroon

[one_third][/one_third]Farmers in the North West Region of Cameroon who adopted the agroforestry system of farming introduced by Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF), say they are witnessing increase in their farm yields. One of the farmers, Mr. Ayong Thomas of Kugwe village in the Momo Division adopted this modern farming technique in 2011. He planted … Read more

Mak-Betchou VFMC Exco In Nkongho-Mbo Installed

[one_third][/one_third]Newly elected executives of the Village Forest Management Committee (VFMC) in the Nkongho-Mbo forest area have been installed. The eight man executive including village heads, elites, women association members, farmers and youths from the Njungu, Lebeh, Lebock, Ngientu, Mbemfe, Nzeleted and Fonki villages, were installed, early October, 2016, during a ceremony organized by the Environment … Read more

ERuDeF’s Bio-monitoring Programme Widens Eco-Guards Understanding Of Tofala

[one_third][/one_third]Some two eco-guards, Mr. Elebe Bessala Aldalbert Christian and Mr. Goue Mengamenya Placide, integrated into the bio-monitoring programme of the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF), August 25 to September 3, 2016, in Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, say they can now carry out their surveillance duties with relative ease thanks to the experience and exposure … Read more

Bangem Farmers Reap Fruits Of Bio-Farming Technology

[one_third][/one_third]Farmers in Bangem, Kupe Muanegumba Division-Southwest Cameroon have begun witnessing high yields in their farms thanks to the bio-farming technology introduced in this area some nine years ago by the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF). Speaking to the ERuDeF agroforestry team recently, the farmers said the new farming method have improved their output greatly … Read more

Agroforestry Farming System Gaining Ground In Mount Cameroon Area

[one_third][/one_third]Farmers around the Mount Cameroon National Park who undertook training on agroforestry techniques at the Mt. Cameroon area have begun raising nurseries of agroforestry tree species that will be transplanted into their farms to boost yields. This observation was made recently by the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF)’s Cameroon Mountains Endangered Trees Programme Manager, … Read more

ERuDeF And MoBECoS Partner In Conservation Social Enterprise Development

[one_third][/one_third]The Mount Bamboutos Echinops Cooperative Society (MoBECoS) and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the implementation of the Community Conservation Social Enterprise Development (CoCoSED) Initiative. CoCoSED is an initiative of ERuDeF which seeks to help local communities generate funding, through community based financial mechanisms to support … Read more

Upper Bayang Communities Trained To Monitor Illegal Activities In Tofala-Mone

[one_third][/one_third] Some seven Upper Bayang communities within the Tofala-Mone Rainforest Corridor including the Bakumba, Ayukaba, Chinda, Egbemo, Kendem, Bokwa, and Etoko communities have been trained on how to use the Global Forest Watch Application (Forest watcher), installed in smart phones in monitoring deforestation activities around the Tofala-Mone East Corridor. They were trained during a six … Read more

Chiefs, Elites Join Voices To Call For Mak-Betchou Gazettement

[one_third][/one_third] Traditional rulers and elites in the Lebialem Division, Southwest Cameroon, have added their voices to national and international ‘calls’ on the Cameroon Government to precipitate the gazetting process of the proposed Mak-Betchou Wildlife Sanctuary. They drafted a petition for the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) to reiterate their stand at the end of … Read more

‘ERuDeF’s Community Forest Project Has Prospects Of Changing Lives In Rural Areas’

[one_third][/one_third] The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)’s Coordinator in Kenya, Peter Minang, has revealed that the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF)’s work on community forests around the South West Region of Cameroon is of great importance with the potential of changing the lives of rural people in the community forest areas. Speaking at the end … Read more

Community Engagement for the Conservation of Cross Rivers Gorillas and Nigeria Cameroon Chimpanzees in the Newly Created Tofala Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

[one_third][/one_third]The survival of endangered species and ecosystems depends on long-term participation and understanding of local populations (Oates, 1999). Due to the close relationship between cultural diversity and biodiversity, traditional knowledge systems should play an important role when developing species conservation and management strategies (Caldecott et al., 2005 and Hens 2006). As part of its enormous … Read more