For over five months, we have not been able to submit any reports. This is due to Internet shot down in the Anglophone Regions of Cameroon. We deeply apologize for this.
After completing the building hosting our Agricultural Training Centre, the outside walls and the veranda were lacking finishing until recently. The outside walls and the veranda have completed. This has given the building the beauty it deserves. All this is thanks to generous donations from GlobalGiving. One of our neighbours, Mr. Joseph remarked ‘I can now appreciate the full beauty of this building’.
After this completion, Green Care Association is hoping for a fruitful year at the Agricultural Training Centre.
For over four months now Green Care Association (GCA) has been making efforts and fund raising to complete construction of the mushroom house. The structure has given the Shisong community and its environs the opportunity to train in mushroom cultivation. This practice has accelerated small-holder mushroom producers and improved rural livelihoods. Thanks to GlobalGiving funds GCA has been able to acquire some additional equipment that is helping in the mushroom cultivation and trainings. Although some finishing work remains to be done with plastering of walls, ceiling and veranda the structure is already functional to the appreciation of many. It is for these reasons that one of GCA staff Donatus remarked “… I am very happy to have been part of the achievement for my community…” In spite of uncompleted structure, mushroom output at GCA is increasing. We forever remain grateful to GlobalGiving funds.
Thanks to GlobalGiving donors, the Green Care Team of experts realized one of its great missions of monitoring the extent of land degradation in the Bui Division, Northwest Cameroon. The team which included environmentalist, climate change and justice experts and wildlife experts spent days in the wild going through the least traveled destinations to see for themselves the practical situation on the field at this advent of climate change.
At the end of the trip, the team concluded with regrets the alarming situation at hand and called for immediate action to arrest this environmental trauma. The issues identified during this trip are overgrazing, severe gully erosion, zero live fencing causing serious farmer-grazier conflicts, unimproved pasture, indiscriminate tree felling and bush burning. The team saw for itself on spot evidence of advancing desert. It is for these reasons that Green Care team decided to be spreading invasive plant species like Brakaria which is very nutritive to animals and Acacia which is fast growing tree and at the same time double as fodder for animals. It was more of traumatizing trip as one could hear the team leader John Paul lamented “… I am worried, very worried seeing the situation of our fast degrading environment. As people of the environment we must urgently develop a strategy to arrest the situation…the desert is knocking next door…” Thanks to GlobalGiving funds, the team was able to sponsor the three days trip in the wild and acquire some seeds of Acacia and Brakaria that have the potential to reduce over grazing and erosion. Let join efforts to halt this growing precarious environmental trauma. We remain grateful to global giving donors.