Harnessing Indigenous Solutions to deforestation and conservation.

Harnessing Indigenous Solutions to deforestation and conservation.

Meg Wah has embarked on reducing the alarming deforestation/fragmentation rate of habitats/corridors of the last group of the critically endangered Cross River Gorillas, the endangered Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee and the vulnerable African forest Elephant in Wabane and other high carbon stock (HCS) intact tropical rain forest. The project has as objectives to:
Harness, and scale up a hidden proven local solution or sustainable farming practice of integrating cocoa in already existing wild dura palm lands and share the knowledge with other cocoa farming communities in the entire Wabane communities.

Train 50 cocoa farming households on this identified local sustainable farming practice of integrating cocoa and wild durra palms in the same piece of land as panacea to alarming deforestation.

Raise awareness of about the destructive impact of unsustainable cocoa cultivation on the precious intact tropical forest ecosystem, biodiversity, food security and posterity.

Create a learning platform that will allow over 100 farmers to interact and learn this proven local sustainable farming practice through workshops, group discussion and brainstorming, farm to farm exchange visits.

Initiate a network of sustainable cocoa cultivation farmers for possible future certification.

 

Skills

Posted on

April 8, 2019

Skills

Posted on

April 8, 2019