In rural Cameroon areas almost 99% households use firewood as the only source of energy for cooking. With the used, adoption and promotion of Improved Cooking Stoves, local business capacities have been enhanced in rural and peri-urban areas. This has reduced the smoke causing eyes and lung pain; reduce the time spent to collect wood.
The FDL project improves strategic element of living conditions in six landscapes of Congo Basin; it improves access to basic services, develops a favourable economic environment to rural activities and increases awareness of rural populations around the protected areas on importance of forest ecosystems conservation.
In order to make biogas a clean energy available for any poor rural families, more than 193 bio digesters have been constructed in 5 regions of Cameroon. Users can get dung from their cows for the bio digesters, use biogas energy to pasture the milk they sell and use the slurry from bio digester as masure in their farms
Improved organisation, technical skills, group sales and market linkage are improving maize production, creating linkages with traders and ensuring that maize farmers get better prices. Maize farmers say they are now “fit up”.
Building the capacities of pastoralist organisations, famers’ organisations, municipalities and other stakeholders has resulted in fewer conflicts between pastoralists and farmers, less illegal taxing, better use of cattle market fees and higher incomes for poor households.
Milk used to be worthless as it could not reach the market. Developing the milk value chain through specific training, multi-stakeholder cooperation and market innovations, milk producers have found their way to the market. Today milk is an increasingly valuable product.
SNV has been in Cameroon since 1963. We started as a volunteer service, then as an agency executing projects and since 2003, we play the role of an independent advisory and support organisation. Our work focuses on:
SNV Cameroun Country Office
Derrière Usine Bastos, Nouvelle Route Bastos
P.O. Box 1239
Tel: +237 (22) 20 27 72
Fax: + 237 (22) 20 84 64