FAP NGO Cameroon
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.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
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.