Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS)

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.

Local Development Fund PACEBCo (FDL)

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.

Use Bio digesters for more than one function…

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

Making the maize value chain to perform better for poor farmers

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”.

Making Livestock Markets Function for the Poor

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.

A New Money maker for Many

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.

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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:

  • Improving the number of poor people that have access to sufficient quantities of safe drinking water in rural and semi-urban areas,
  • Improving health and standard of living, family finances and environmental protection for rural and peri-urban households with an emphasis on women and children, through increased access to domestic biogas and other forms of renewable energy,
  • Improving pastoralists’ participation in processes aimed at increasing their sustainable and equitable access to pastoral resources (land and natural resources),
  • Enhancing the economic inclusion of the poor in forest value chains of Timber and Non Timber Forest Products through the promotion of community forestry. 


Country Representative

Fidèle Yobo

SNV Cameroun Country Office
Derrière Usine Bastos, Nouvelle Route Bastos
P.O. Box 1239
Yaounde, Cameroon
Tel: +237 (22) 20 27 72
Fax: + 237 (22) 20 84 64

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