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  • Community Wildlife Management and Campaigns against Bush meat
      This project aims at curbing pressure on endangered wildlife species and
    improving the living conditions of local communities through the provision of alternative enterprises other than illegal hunting. CAD is working with local populations in the Bakossi National Park area and the Southern Bakundu Forest Reserve in the SW Region of Cameroon to address the plight of threatened wildlife species such as chimpanzee, drill, elephant, Prunus africana by raising awareness against unsuitable hunting practices and rising bush meat trade as well as disseminating knowledge of wildlife policies and regulations to target communities.
      In addition, this project is building local capacities in alternative hunting
    activities with focus on enterprises such as beekeeping, organic gardening, snail farming and livestock production. These enterprises are providing local people with additional income and nutrient sources, while reducing the overall time spent on going hunting for wild animals. We are achieving this through training and provision of start-off equipment such as hives, piglets and snail farm nets to target groups. Efforts are being made to organized hunters into Wildlife Management Groups (WMGs) to serve as local structures to henceforth monitor and control illegal hunting activities at community level.  

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  • Environmental Education in Schools
    Our environment and its resources have been subject to severe degradation due varied human interventions. In the project area, environmental degradation stems mainly from poor agricultural practices, intense bushfires, overgrazing, unsustainable exploitation of forest products, deforestation, illegal hunting of wildlife and poor sanitation practices. These activities do not only lead to resource depletion but also jeopardize the future of young people and their rights to have access to and enjoy a healthy environment. 
    • To redress these issues, CAD is currently carrying out an Environmental
    Education program with some primary schools in Kupe Muanenguba Division with financial support from the New England Biolabs Foundation (NEBF) in the U.S.A. Within the framework of this project, CAD is working with children and teachers to enable them develop analytical, career and thinking skills in environmental protection and organic agriculture at early age. Children are currently assisted to plant trees on campus, set up school gardens and campaign against environmental degradation through drawings, songs, drama and recitations. Some of the vegetables produced are sold and the money used to buy teaching aids and the rest distributed to pupils and teachers to improve family nutrition.

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  • Prunus africana Conservation
    Prunus africana is an important plant due to its economic and medicinal value. Up to 62% of Prunus extracts entering the world market come from Cameroon. The international demand for Prunus extracts for medicinal purposes is currently 6,500kg annually, one kilogram of extract being worth 3,500FF on the European market and 770-900 USD on the US market. Locally in Cameroon, people use prunus to treat several ailments (stomach ache, heart burns, chest pain, fever and sexually transmissible diseases) and as timber and handles for hoes and axes.
      However, poor methods of exploitation have subjected this plant to severe
    threats and eventual extinction, reasons why it’s included in Appendix II of CITES and in the IUCN Red List of Classification. Due to threats faced by this species, CAD received funding support from the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) in the U.K to contribute to its conservation through domestication and sustainable use. CAD is currently working with men, women and youths to raise awareness on the importance and plight of Prunus Africana, assisting target groups in establishing Prunus nurseries and promoting on-farm planting of the tree and developing other strategies to ensure its perpetuity.

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  • Agroforestry and Organic Gardening
      Organic gardening by growing and selling assorted vegetables is a potential
    income-generating activity in our area and forms a basis for agricultural diversification among rural communities. Growing organic vegetables improves the income and nutritional needs of rural poor communities, thus relieving people from the strong grip of poverty. CAD is assisting local people, particularly unemployed youths and school drop outs in Bangem Sub-division by training them on organic gardening techniques, provision of improved planting materials and equipment and helping people set up vegetable farms to derive additional income and nutrients.

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  • Promoting Small-Scale Livestock Production Enterprises
      Pig and small-scale poultry farming are important alternative food and income
    sources to illegal hunting and excessive forest product collection by local people. CAD is assisting local people in Kupe Muanenguba , Meme and part of Fako Divisions in the SW Region of Cameroon in small-scale pig and poultry farming by training on modern farming techniques, providing improved piglets and chicks, farm tools and assisting farmers set up and run  livestock enterprises. In addition, CAD is running a livestock credit scheme, otherwise known as Passing Over-the-Gift. For instance, a piglet is donated to a beneficiary group member, who later passes on a piglet to another when the donated piglet farrows. This continues until all members of a group benefit. Also, beneficiaries of piglets sign protocol agreements to bind them to adhere to this approach.

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  • Beekeeping
    Using our expertise and indigenous bees CAD offers training and support in beekeeping making hives and protective clothing from local materials, managing honeybees, collecting honey safely, handling and storing it hygienically. Here we are training underserved young people in modern techniques of beekeeping as a way of self-employment and income generation. So far we have assisted 20 young people to install 45 beehives, some of which are currently producing honey.

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  • Scaling Up Malaria Control for Impact in Cameroon 2011-2015
      CAD is among the few national NGOs chosen by the Cameroon government and
    Plan Cameroon to implement the outreach component of the National Program on Scaling up Malaria Control for Impact in Cameroon-2011-2015. Over 3,871 households have been registered for LLINs distribution, 3,871 vouchers issued and over 10,293 long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets have been distributed to over 21,637 persons in the Bangem Health District. In addition, CAD is working closely with community-base organizations to ensure behavior change among the population, particularly pregnant mothers on the use of treated mosquito nets, Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) and home-based management of uncomplicated malaria.

  • The Bajoh Community Water Project
  • CAD is working in collaboration with BRDA, The Water Collective, USA, FATPIPE, USA and the American Peace Corps to connect 5 villages (Ebasse, Mbengzok, Mekume, Ekanjoh and Mwedimme) in the Bajoh area with potable water. This gravity water supply system is expected to have over 6,500 people have access to drinkable water and reduce the stress on both women and children in searching water. Help us complete this project.
 

   
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  • The majority of people in the Muanenguba and Bakossi forest region of Cameroon have an income of less than US$1a day, which is not enough to support their survival and keep water flowing. Reasons why we strengthen and empower local people by providing education for income-generating activities (IGAs).

Our plans: Training and Education for beekeeping, organic gardening, agricultural diversification, livestock farming and biodiversity conservation.

P.O. Box 85 Bangem,Kupe Muanenguba Division,S.W. Region,Cameroon. Reg No: 480/A/G42/162/PS
communityactionfordevelopment@yahoo.com, info@cadcameroon.org, Tel:(+237) 77 31 31 20, (+237) 96 02 32 99
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