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

FAP NGO Cameroon

  

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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

No

Task

Funding source

Duration

 

1

 

 

 

Trained 60 men and women on tree nursery establishment and management in Ngoketunjia and Mezam Division of the North West Region.

Raised and supplied to communities 40.000 assorted tree seedlings which were planted in watershed, plantations, and community forests in Mezam and Bui Divisions of the North West Region

Trained the Muffuo II, Sabga and Ber Communities of the North West on watershed protection, tree planting and management of planted areas.

Trained 145 craftsmen and some forest dependent users in Ngoketunjia and Mezam Divisions on modern beekeeping and supplied 98 Modern Bee hives to them.

Supervised the construction of 220 modern bee hives using local materials in Ngoketunjia and Mezam Divisions.

Trained 78 farmers on Agroforestry and improved farming practices in different communities of the North West Region.

 

 

 

 

 

Netherland Embassy

 

 

 

 

12 months

2005-2006

2

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).

Carry out socio-economic baseline survey in the Upper Shinga community forest.

 

 

DFID/CAMCOF

 

 

2006

3

Trained farmers on tree nursery and Agroforestry

International tree Foundation

 

2006

4

Assisted Wetland users in the Upper Noun Area in the organization of a dialogue platform for conflict resolution especially during transhumance

Surveyed and identified ecotourism attractions in Tubah and Ndop.

 

 

SNV

 

 

2007

5

Organized and reported the world wetland day celebration in the Upper Noun Valley area in 2005, 2007

 

FAP

 

2007

6

 

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

Trained pastoral users in the three subdivisions of Ngoketunjia Agro pastoral and land laws in Cameroon

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

 

 

SNV and MBOSCUDA

 

 

2007

7

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

FAO/European Union

 

2 weeks

2007

8

Carried out forest inventory in two community forest in West and South West Region

WHINCONET/FGF

2008

9

Resource person for the training of DOM community forest management Institution on Tree nursery establishment, market gardening and Agro forestry

 

IUCN NL/ ANCO

 

6 months

2008

10

Identified and prioritize Non wood forest products in Ngoketunjia Division and training  community members on  enterprise development

FAO/European Union

2009

 

Facilitate the development of Enterprise Development Plans (EDPs) for  07 tree and forest products(NTFP) interest groups in Ngoketunjia division

FAO/European Union

2009-2010

11

Carried out research on the availability of shea trees in the North West Region

Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)

2010

12

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

 

SNV

2010-2011

13

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

 

GEF SGP UNDP

2010

14

Representative of PLANOPA during the divisional best farm competition in Ngoketunjia

 

MINADER/MINEPIA

2011

15

Facilitated the identification of some rice farming groups’ problems from production to marketing in Ngoketunjia Division.

 

Skills For Development UK

2011

16

Facilitated workshops on Planning, monitoring and evaluation, Resources mobilization and drawing up of Action plan for 2012 with Water dialogue Platform in Ndu, Kumbo and Bafut Councils in the North West region in collaboration with SNV Highlands.

 

Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)

 

2012

17

Represent  Cameroon in Indonesia on Human Right and Development Workshop.

Dignity International Malasyia

 

2012

18

Identify and training of stakeholders in the Akofonguba watershed in Bafut on watershed management.

Facilitate the formation of watershed platform and workshop on conflict resolution for watershed dialogue platform for Akofungunah watershed Bafut Mezam Division.

 

CENDEP

 

2013

19

Carried out capacity build for 30 farming groups on group dynamics and leadership

European Union (PASC)

 

2014

20

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

GEF SGP UNDP

2014-2015

21

Protection of five water catchment  and training of community members on watercatchment  areas protection in Bamessing and Bamali Villages

New England Bio Labs foundation USA

 

2014-2015

22

Establishment and training of farmers on Analog Forestry in the Demonstration plot in Bamessing

IAFN Costa Rica USA

2014

23

Project manager incharge of  socio-economic capacity build for  the resettlement of Lake Nyos gas disaster victims in their village of origin

 European Union. AFCON

2015

24

Resource person with Ndop Council in identifying their priority project for 2016

NDOP COUNCIL

2015

25

Carry out Environmental studies on Maize plots in collaboration with the Delegation of Environment and Nature protection Ngoketunjia

PIDMA/ MINEPDEP

 

2015

26 

Trained rice farmers in Ngoketunjia Division on System of Rice Intensification

Skills for Development UK

2O13-2016