Integrated Rural Community Center for Agriculture

Integrated Rural Community Centre for Agriculture is an autonomous rural based Non Governmental organisation fighting to alleviate poverty in Cameroon through the development and adoption of sustainable and appropriate technologies, practices and diversification in rural agriculture. We encourage empowerment through knowledge and seek to develop literacy and educational programs both within our organizational structure and in partnership with other governmental and non governmental organizations. We also seek institutional linkages with other stakeholders in the agricultural domain in order to build a sustainable foundation for proper growth as well as integration into the global community...

Integrated Rural Community Center for Agriculture
Firkov, Meluf Kumbo, Bui Division-Northwest Region. Cameroon. Africa
Hilltop, Meluf Kumbo Bui Division, Northwest Region-Cameroon. Africa
Kumbo, North West Region 00000
Cameroon
+23778677269
http://www.ircca.org

President

Ngong Edwin Nkainin

Management Team

Ngong Edwin, Shee Ernesta, Emile Berinyuy, Lukong Marceline, Evelyn Muayun, Lukong Jeroline, Kilian Beriliy, Ophilia Kinyuy, Mid Level, Gabriel Eliasu, Dorothy Abime, Kanla Ernest, Dine Jude, Kumeka Yenika, Blaise Dzekenyuy, Pontianus Kiylakwe, Kibong Christabel, Senior staff

Board of Directors

Ngong Edwin, Shee Ernesta, Emile Berinyuy, Lukong Marceline, Evelyn Muayun, Lukong Jeroline, Kilian Beriliy, Ophilia Kinyuy, Mid Level, Gabriel Eliasu, Dorothy Abime, Kanla Ernest, Dine Jude, Kumeka Yenika, Blaise Dzekenyuy, Pontianus Kiylakwe, Kibong Christabel, Senior staff

Mission

Integrated Rural Community Centre for Agriculture is an autonomous rural based Non Governmental organisation fighting to alleviate poverty in Cameroon through the development and adoption of sustainable and appropriate technologies, practices and diversification in rural agriculture. We encourage empowerment through knowledge and seek to develop literacy and educational programs both within our organizational structure and in partnership with other governmental and non governmental organizations. We also seek institutional linkages with other stakeholders in the agricultural domain in order to build a sustainable foundation for proper growth as well as integration into the global community. others include: 1)Ensuring that the population carries out sustainable and advanced agricultural projects and adopt a spirit of creativity, entrepreneurship and market development so as to promote socio economic progress. 2)Delivering a comprehensive service by which every farmer has a fair and equal access to the amenities, resources and knowledge base of the organization. 3) Creation of a communal farm that will be accessible to all and serves as both an educational and an information exchange centre for the whole community. 4)Development of micro-financial system funded by and available to the members for investment in programs which compliment the organization's aims and objectives 5)Organize cooperative buying and shared ownership in the purchase of seeds, equipment and the selling of produce 6)Develop scholarship fund with the express purpose of assisting those that excel to have the opportunity to succeed. 7)Engage in international cooperation with individuals and organizations in order to develop affiliations and partnership programs for technical and financial assistance. 8)As part of the global effort IRCCA wants to match activities with modernity by introducing modern information and communication technology, in an effort to enable the rural population to openly engage all stakeholders in agriculture the world over and to integrated into the global community.

Programs

1) Cooperative resourcing; Collective buying of fertilizers, seeds, pesticides (fungicides, insecticides, herbicides) Collective ownership Collective marketing Management Action/business planning Extension method and training of trainers in agriculture 2) Scholarship Fund In house training and education External advisors and professionals Sponsoring academic Excellence 3) Micro finance Financing Members personal initiatives Financing outreach and extension programs Supporting market initiatives 4) Food security Income generation and employment opportunities Qualification of agricultural laborers Health and quality of life 5) Knowledge & Resource base Co-operative purchasing and marketing, Scholarship and education Fund 6) Communal Farm Training and teaching in husbandry Trialing new crops/new techniques External advisors and experts Agro forestry IRCCA creates value for small farmers through innovation in sustainable agriculture and the activation of value chains. 7) Modern information and communication technology Empowering farmers to face challenges themselves Opening farmers to more opportunities in agriculture 8) Agricultural Diversification Encouraging farmers to adopt other agricultural practices like: Market gardening and Horticulture, Husbandry etc Agro forestry 9) Training and skills exchange Active engagement in workshops, study visits, technical training, outreach to stakeholders and policy-makers, and linkages with related ongoing initiatives in the agricultural domain 10) Trialing crop and Technology Concepts 11) Extension and Outreach projects

Statistics on Integrated Rural Community Center for Agriculture

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2012: $16,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $16,000
  • Other funding sources: Income generating projects, investments and some individual contributions, community contributions of labour
  • Religious Affiliation: non