Centre de Ressources en Agroforesterie de Riba (Riba Agroforestry Resource Centre)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centre de Ressources en Agroforesterie de Riba (Riba Agroforestry Resource Centre)

Centre de Ressources en Agroforesterie de Riba (Riba Agroforestry Resource Centre) is a community-based organization working in mountainous northwest Cameroon, close to Kilum-Ijim Mountain Forest. The Centre promotes sustainable tree-based farming to rehabilitate watersheds and degraded land and generate income for the local community. A rural resource centre provides training in agroforestry and nursery management, watershed protection, beekeeping, microfinance, and marketing of tree seedlings and farm produce. The initiative's tree-based farming system has successfully stemmed deforestation and improved soil fertility, while sales from tree and honey nurseries are supporting sustainable livelihoods. The initiative is guided by a self-help ethos, which has served to empower members of the community, promote gender equity, and instill a belief in the community's collective capacity to achieve positive change and a sustainable future.

 

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2010

Founded: 1995

Location: Bui Division, northwest Cameroon

Beneficiaries: 26 satellite farmer groups

Biodiversity: Bamenda Highlands

 

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 Equator Prize 2010

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 Freshwater Management

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Contact Information

Kangong George
Riba Agroforestry Resource Centre
Kumbo Central Sub division, Cameroon
Tel: (237) 77 94 99
Email: gkangong@yahoo.com

 

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