Grassroots women Bio-gas Energy, Soil conservation and Income Generation
This project seeks to strengthen the capacity of women in natural resource management, soil fertility management and reduction of climate change through the harnessing of methane gas for domestic fuel use. Since women are the main users of fuel wood for domestic purposes as well as are the main practitioners of agriculture. Both these activities cause extensive deforestation, soil erosion and carbon emission, all of which ultimately lead to turbulent weather patterns and unpredictable crop yields. The project aims at reducing dependence on fuel wood, charcoal and kerosene use by promoting the exploitation of simple biogas plants which will use animal manure and household waste. Additionally, when the waste is removed from the biodigester, it will be used for enhancing soil fertility by being applied to the fields.
NTANKAH VILLAGE WOMEN COMMON INITIATIVE GROUP
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
100 people invited and attended the open door day to review project achievement and to show case project activities. 30 women participated in 3 peer visits to Kumbo, Belo and Mendankwe to learn about Biogas, agro-forestry techniques and composting. 4 issues of newsletter produced and distributed. 100 Posters and 500 leaflets of educational and advocacy materials produced and distributed.
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
Community inhabitants contributed, in kind – land and labour and time 1300 day old chicks and 15 young pigs bought for fattening and sale. Mushroom house of 15m2 with 15 shelves and 200kg mushroom capacity for sale.
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Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 1
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 5
|Ms. Kini Veronica Morfaw|
|Phone: (237) 75 20 74 41|
Bafut, Mezam division
Mankon, Bamenda , North West province , P.O. Box 2062