Thursday, October 23, 2014

Role models in the fight against climate change in Cameroon.

                 AARON YANCHO KAAH

Nzissie Marie Chantal is a black beautiful woman whose story is one of the premiers at her remote Galim Community some 28KM from Bafoussam the capital of the Western Region of Cameroon. Marie puts on a broad smile and this is indicative of her family’s successful impact in managing the stultifying effects of climate changes in her community. Although Marie withdrew from college as a result of limited resources at the age of 16, to marry as a way of bailing herself out of poverty, the Heifer international Cameroon training on integrated livestock management, composting, agro forestry   and a donation of pigs provided her the stepping stone to break the social/economic barriers that faced her family and land for decades.

The renovations of Cameroon farmers in the apex of the climate changes

Aaron kaah yancho

The difference between despair and hope in Agriculture can be as slim as a small animal or tree in the grass field of Cameroon.
It is not these small animals like goats and pigs, dairy cattle that have given some farm families, hope but their abilities to put their knowledge, into use within their community. It is thanks to knowledge received during Heifer international   Cameroon supported trainings that these farm families how to adjust to the changing agricultural times. It all started when members of this group benefitted Heifer Cameroon trainings in integrated livestock management, composting, care for land, tree planting   and sanitation alongside a donation of 2 animals each in 2014, members of this group looked beyond these animals to shine their dreams into reality and to be at the front role of farmers combating the effects of climate changes in the grass field of Cameroon.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

More fertiliser for increased production and coping with climate change

Busani Bafana

Africa - capable of being the breadbasket for the continent - needs to increase the use of  improved inputs such as fertilizer to address poor productivity and help farmers cope with challenges one of which is climate change.

Greater use of fertiliser is being touted as one of the tools in Africa's arsenal to fight poor agriculture productivity and food insecurity.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Equatorial Guinea unveils measures to combat global warming

By Arison TAMFU

Central African country, Equatorial Guinea has outlined new moves including forest conservation, hydroelectric power, and ending the flaring of natural gas as key parts of a strategy to mitigate the impact of climate change.

President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea told journalists that the new strategy involved a five-point plan to conserve the natural environment and contribute to global efforts to slow the rate of global warming. He said his government had oriented the socioeconomic development policies toward sustainability.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Aayi Babs Addressing CCDA-IV in Marrakech, Morocco

Atayi Babs, PAMACC Coordinator - West African region addressing the CCDA-IV about the importance of the media for sustainable development.