Forest and Agroforestry Promoters (FAP NGO) Cameroon
FAP NGO promote the sustainable management of the natural and wetland resources in Cameroon.

FAP NGO Cameroon

  

  Introducing Solar water Pump in Cameroon

  Home gardening for income generating activities
 
System of Rice Intensification practices with small holder farmers in Cameroon
  
Compost making to obtain organic natural fertilizer 

FOREST AND AGROFORESTRY PROMOTERS (FAP NGO) CAMEROON                                     P.M.B 15  Ndop, Ngoketunjia Division                                        North West Region                               Tel/Cell (+237) 677 83 98 43; Email: forestagrofor@yahoo.com, fapngocameroon@yahoo.com                              www.fap-cameroon.page.tl                 
CSO with accredited status with the conference of the parties to the UNCCD

   Information about FAP

The organization FAP was created in May 2001 by indigenes of the North West Region who have interest in the sustainable management of natural and wetland resources.

The organization is registered with the government of Cameroon with reference number:   137/E31/067/SCAB in  March 2004.

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.

 

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. With this approach, FAP expects to achieve a more equitable access to and control over natural resources within the community and to reduce poverty and unemployment.

FAP focuses on the rural population of the Cameroon which constitutes 80% of the total population of the region. The reason for focusing on the rural population is because they depend on natural resources for most of their income generating activities (crop production, livestock rearing including beekeeping, exploitation of timber and non timber forest products). Because of their poor organization and poor management capacities, these resources are depleting thereby rendering them even poorer.

 Major achievements and partners

Date

Location

 

Description

2019 to 2020

Santa, Babessi and Ndop in NWR Cameroon

Enhancing Livelihoods and economic opportunities for Vulnerable People in Ngoketunjia and Mezam Division affected by the Anglophone Crises.  

SGP-ERM-SGF Grant Project CMR/SGP/ERM SGF/UNDP/19/10

 

 

 

2019 to 2020

 

 

 

Tubah Sub Division

Mezam

Enhancing sustainable agricultural practices for women and with women to reduce watershed degradation in the Tubah watershed in Mezam Division, North West Region Cameroon.                             WOMEN2030 SUB-GRANTS –BURKINA FASO, TOGO, CAMEROUN AND TUNISIA

2019 to 2020

Monie Village

Foumbot Subdiv. West Region

Introducing Solar water pump for irrigation agriculture and cell phone charging in Cameroon

          Pollination grant  USA

2018

Bamenda

Facilitated Entrepreneuralship Start ups for honey value chain

 

2017-18

Ngoketunjia and Mezam

Facilitate small and Medium size enterprises to access funding from Micro finance institution through prospection, financial analysis and education and Business plan development.

Support Programme for Agricultural and Agri-food Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SPAASME) C2D-French Development agency Funding

 

Iluani Village, Ndian Division SW Region

Protection of five water catchment  and training of community members on watercatchment  areas protection in I luani Village South West Region with support from New England Bio Labs foundation USA

2017-2018

NDOP Ngoketunjia Division

Carried out Business Diagnoses and the development of business plans for 07 enterprises Cameroon government under the Ministry of small and Medium size enterprises

Support Programme for Agricultural and Agri-food Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SPAASME) C2D-French Development agency Funding

2014-2015

Ndop council area

 

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

2014-2015

Bamessing Ndop

Protection of five water catchment  and training of community members on watercatchment  areas protection in Bamessing and Bamali Villages with support from New England Bio Labs foundation USA

2014-2015

Bamessing Ndop

Establishment and training of farmers on Analog Forestry in the Demonstration plot in Bamessing with support from  IAFN Costa Rica

2014

LAKE NYOS Area

Project manager incharge of  socio-economic capacity build for  the resettlement of Lake Nyos gas disaster victims in their village of origin  support from European Union. AFCON

2014-2015

Ndop

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

2014-2015

Ndop Boyo and kumbo Councils

Supervised data collection for capacity needs on group governance issues and Carried out capacity build for 30 farming groups on group dynamics and leadership European Union (PASC)

2014

Ndop council

 

Supervised Food and Nutuition survey in for children less than 5 years supported by SNV

2013

Ndop council

Supervised problems of low rice production for subsistence farmers in Ndop council

2013

Ndop, babessi and Balikumbat councils

Supervised the development of Enterprise Development Plans (EDPs) for  07 tree and forest products(NTFP) interest groups in Ngoketunjia division supported by FAO/European Union

2012

 Ndu, Kumbo and Bafut councils

Supervised the putting in place water dialogue platforms in three municipal councils in the North West Region

Netherlands Development Organisation(SNV)

2011

Nwa, Ndu, Ndop, babessi, Balikumbat and Tubah

Supervised Data collection on the availability of shea trees in the North West Region, supported by SNV

2010

Ndop, babessi and Balikumbat councils

Supervised Data collection Non Wood Forest Products prioritizationand training community members on enterprise development  by FAO/European Union

2009        2010

DOM forest Noni Subdivision Bui Division

Resource person for the training of DOM community forest management Institution on Tree nursery establishment, market gardening and Agro forestry  supported by IUCN NL/ ANCO

2008

Bafang Ngusi   West & S W Regions

Carried out forest inventory in two community forest in West and South West Region by Forest Governance Facility

2008

Ndop, babessi and Balikumbat councils

Assisted Wetland users in the Upper Noun Area in the organization of a dialogue platform for conflict resolution especially during transhumance  assisted by  (SNV)

2007

 

Ndop, babessi and Balikumbat councils

Trained farmers and grazers in Ngoketunjia Division conflict identification, resolution and management

Trained pastoral users in Ngoketunjia Agro pastoral and land laws in Cameroon

Assist farmers and grazers to form farming alliance for a peaceful co-existence in the Division supported by SNV and MBOSCUDA

2007

 

Bamenda

 

Resource person on the presentation of Bee loving trees during the FAO training of Trainers on beekeeping.FAO/European Union

2007

Ndop  council

 

Trained farmers on tree nursery and Agroforestry  supported by International tree Foundation UK

2006

ELAK council

 

Carry out socio-economic baseline survey in the Upper Shinga community forest. Executed fire fighting, patrolling and the replacement of 1000 eucalyptus trees with prunus in the Upper Shinga Community Forest. (Part of Kilum Mountain forest in Bui Division of the North West Region). Supported by DFID/CAMCOF

2006

Mezam,Boyo & Ngoketunjia Divisions

Tree Planting and bee keeping in Bamenda Highlands  supported by Netherland Embassy