Saturday, February 27, 2016

Palm oil scheme affects indigenous people’s diet, deprive them of land and livelihood.

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame 

Cameroon says Palm oil production is one of the key drivers towards its economic emergence plan by 2035. But the scheme is changing the country’s rich forest landscape and biodiversity rapidly and even changing the diet, land and livelihood of indigenous forest communities like the case of Kilombo south of the country’s sea-side resort town of Kribi. 

Indigenous forest communities cry foul as Cameroon suppresses annual forest royalties

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Indigenous forest communities in Cameroon are protesting a new decision by the government that deprives them of their right to benefit from land and forest royalties and improvement of livelihood.

Prolonged Drought multiply insecurity in Cameroon

By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon (PAMACC News) – Prolonged drought of over six months has hit Cameroon increasing fears of looming food supply crisis as insecurity aggravates in the country. The insecurity imposed by Boko Haram attacks in the northern region has continued to multiply and government says the situation might worsen with threatening food insecurity due to the absence of rain.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Nganyi: The tiny forest in Kenya that predicts the weather

By Isaiah Esipisu

Nganyi forest shrine provides forecasts as accurate as those predicted through scientific equipment, and has been a valuable resource to the Bunyore community for generations. But now, climate change is threatening the forest shrine, along with other forests in East Africa.

  • "Rainmakers" in the Bunyore community observe the flora and fauna in the Nganyi forest shrine to predict weather conditions. These predictions have proved as accurate as forecasts made through scientific equipment.