Climate-smart agriculture programme

Climate-Smart Agriculture

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an integrated approach to managing landscapes (cropland, livestock, forests and fisheries) in a way that addresses the interlinked challenges of food security and climate change. 

Objective

To produce enough food without significantly harming the environment (soil, forests etc). 

 

Projects

1. Forest Gardening 

In order to sustainably produce enough and in mitigating shifting cultivation we adopted the concept of farm optimization and forest gardening. Literally, the forest walking into a garden. The rationale being to combine crops, trees and animals of different fruiting cycles and hence enable farmers to harvest all year round.  Our forest garden project has two arms; capacity building and demonstration farms

 

2. Living Food Bank 

In response to the food needs of many families (especially with many internally displaced families in Cameroon), we established a living food bank where food is grown and donated. 

 

 

3. Seed bank and indigenous seed exchange network

Our experiments indicate that indigenous seeds are better adapted to soil and weather conditions and are hence more resilient. To this effect, we created a seed bank where different land races of various indigenous seeds in Cameroon and Africa are multiplied and saved. An extension of this is the seed exchange network which is a platform where local farmers exchange knowledge and resources.