With the sustained campaign to fight climate change and to offset carbon footprints more than 20 000 people in Kilum/Ijim forest area do not share the benefits of climate change adaptation. The result is an endless circle of poverty, illness and malnutrition in those families. Non Forest timber products abound but they find difficulties marketing them.The result is an endless circle of poverty, illness and malnutrition in those families.With market information women's lives here will change
To help ease financial burdens, ACF provides training to women on the sustainability of non-timber- forest- products, market opportunities in towns and cities,book keeping. We also strengthen civil society and NGOs who act as focal points in towns and cities for the sale of non- timber -forests -products. The project also provides communication gadgets to 100 local women in the Kilum/Ijim forest area to receive market information. Radio and local newspapers are used to disseminate information.
The program will make adjacent rural forest communities be part of the solution and not part of the problem. 2]A greener economy would be encouraged and promoted in adjacent forest communities in rural areas in Cameroon. 3]By promoting the sustainable use of non- forest- timber- products in adjacent forests communities, livelihoods would be improved and women's well-being and involvement in climate change fight would be perfected.