Agro-silvo pastoral project for climate change mitigation and combating land degradation for smallholder farmers/Mbororo Pastoralist Fulanis.
Agro-silvo pastoral project for climate change mitigation and combating land degradation for smallholder farmers/Mbororo Pastoralist Fulanis.
Developing countries, Cameroon and Balikumbat subdivision are going to bear the brunt of climate change and suffer most from its negative impacts. Mitigation efforts will only provide a partial softening of the effects of climate change. Local climate and terrestrial ecosystems will change, threatening biodiversity and human livelihoods. Yet, even as climate changes, food and fiber production, environmental services and rural livelihoods must improve and not just be maintained.
Climate change is increasing inter-annual rainfall variability and the frequency of extreme events, leading to accelerated rates of degradation of soil and water resources upon which Balikumbat communities depend for their livelihoods. These changes are threatening development advances such as the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Appropriate response strategies must therefore take account of the expected future impacts to develop more robust and resilient systems for smallholders especially Mbororo Fulani Pastoralists. Agricultural systems most vulnerable to climate change are those already affected by unsustainable management, and land and resource degradation. Trees have an important role in reducing vulnerability, increasing resilience of farming systems and buffering households against climate related risks. Agroforestry systems are therefore ideally placed to provide the additional resilience of agro-ecosystems to future climate change for a number of reasons.
The expected results of this agrosilvo pastoral project are; functional school environmental clubs and smallholder farmers/Fulani common initiative groups exist in Balikumbat subdivision and continue to raise awareness on climate change mitigation and combating land degradation. Smallholder farmers/Mbororo Fulani pastoralists and students are aware of the causes of climate change and contribute to mitigating the effects. Environmental awareness is raised in Balikumbat subdivision. Trees planted will Increased carbon sequestration in soils and biomass and more greenhouse gas sinks (i.e. reduced emissions of methans, nitrous oxide, CO2)- Reduction in soil erosion, stabilizing sediment storage. Green cover of Balikumbat subdivision is improved as well as the Micro climate. The conservation of fragile agro-sylvo pastoral ecosystems by increasing area of land maintained and rehabilitated under SLM practices. Promotion of alternative livelihood strategies for the rural poor; Pressure on natural resources caused by women for the collection of fuel wood, unsustainable agriculture practices is reduced due to their involvement in sustainable income generating activities Promotion of participatory monitoring methodologies and use of GIS-based tools and databases, accelerating information exchange among key stakeholders, thereby facilitating global environmental benefits.

The impacts of the agro-silvo pastoral project will include; Small-holder agroforesters are better able to adapt to current and future climate, and can benefit from participation in efforts to mitigate climate change. Local knowledge on climate risk adaptation available and used as basis for climate change adaptation practices and strategies. Policy options identified and implemented for mainstreaming climate change adaptation in agriculture and NRM development. Improved and sustained agroecosystem productivity in the face of climate change, Knowledge utilized on the role of Agroforestry and sound natural resource management for enhancing ability of smallholder farmers to adapt to current and future climate change.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ASSOCIATION CAMEROON
Country:
Cameroon
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 19,876.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 8,670.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 11,206.00
Project Number:
CMR/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/CC/13/02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
- 20 smallholder farmers/Mbororo women farming group leaders and 20 grazers will take part to a training workshop on agro forestry for climate change mitigation, soil fertility restoration and pasture improvement.4 women and 4 men will be invited per community. - At least 20 women per community (a total of 100 women) are to be trained on the production and use of improved clay cooking stoves.
Notable Community Participation
- Base line scans. The research team will carry out a survey on household demographics, crop productivity, farm constraints, uses of trees, food security and perspectives on climate change. For these baseline scans, focus group discussions are to be organized in 5 community targeting 300 smallholder farmers /Mbororo Fulani Pastoralist groups (100 men, 100 women, 50 boys, 50 girls) on topics such as household demographics, crop productivity, farm constraints, uses of trees, food security and perspectives on climate change . -Creation, organization and re-structuration of environmental clubs in schools and Fulani community groups and communities 40 smallholder farmers/Mbororo Fulani Pastoralist common initiative groups are identified and at least 05 legalised - Follow up women/men to integrate trees into their farming system.40 follow ups will be carried out to 40 farming groups for tree integration into farming systems. Each group occupies a hectare of land and thus at least 500 trees will be planted per hectare of land, which gives a total of 500 x 40 =20 000 trees to be planted. At least 10hectares is covered with trees.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 10

Grantee Contact

Mme Tanda Fumsi Marian
Phone: +237 77665037
Email: info@caepacameroon.org
 

Address

Bamenda-Cameroun
Bamenda , North-West , PO. BOX: 246

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Mpeck Nyemeck Marie-Laure
Email:
Mr. Fogué Aimé Kamga
Phone:
(237) 22 20 08 00/22 20 08 01
Email:

Address

c/o UNDP Office, P.O. Box 836
Yaounde