Sustainable Future in Cameroon: Phase 2

In the first stage,we are establishing nurseries of quality seedlings and plantations that are both productive and resilient to climate change. Inthe long-run, we aim to develop a large-scale production that integrates livestock farming, fishing, ecotourism, land restoration and processing of our products to improve the living conditions of disadvantaged local populations and vulnerable people (orphans, widows, unemployed, illiterate, etc.).

The principle of urban and peri-urban farming is taken into account, as the project brings supply closer to demand. In addition, it provides a solution, no less negligible, to the problem of food self-sufficiency in the area, and even throughout the country.

The trees to plant are:

– Cacao trees: 1,500 plants
– Plantain trees: 1,500 plants
– Orange trees: 500 plants

– Grapefruit trees: 500 plants
– Avocado trees: 200 plants
– Sapodilla trees: 200 plants
– Soursop trees: 100 plants

The ongoing project, funded under and equity for the moment, incorporates permaculture techniques that help us not only to strengthen soil fertility but also to reduce our need for artificial fertilizers and pesticides.

The project also uses compost from plant and animal wastes to fertilize the soil and uses natural repellents of insects to ensure the production will be organic.

What has already been done:

At this stage the teams mobilize in the field are finalizing the picketing and hoeing. The purchase of agricultural equipment, inputs, seeds, the support of local labor, the implantation of the nursery, the transport and the payment of the support staff (agricultural technicians) have been mobilized and are available. The two sites were delimited, then cleared.

Our current needs: We are currently looking for additional funds to register (legally secure) the project site, bear the expenses related to the transportation of workers and plant the seedlings on the project site.

To this end, we are launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise a minimum of 5000 USD to:
– Close the registration procedure for the project site at the land registry level (USD 1500);
– Pay the staff working on the project site (500 USD);
– Provide local transport and workers’ ration (500 USD);
– Buy some agricultural tools (wheelbarrows, shoots, machetes, helmets, boots, etc.) (1000 USD);
– Call on the expertise of agronomists (USD 1,000);
– Acquire natural fertilizers (500 USD).

Expected results from your help Sales forecasts for all plantain production after 12 months of operation are estimated at CFA 1,500,000 (about US $ 3,000).

It should be noted that this turnover is doubled during the same year, because the harvest is done twice a year. In the case of cocoa, the crop will be harvested after at least 3 years, and sales forecasts will be based on the cost of the international market. With regard to fruit trees, we plan to turn them into natural juices and market them.

After these sales, we plan to support the creation of cooperatives of small organic farmers who would sell wholesale and who can also exchange seeds of quality and good practices.

In addition, we plan to support at least one orphanage per year through donations of seedlings, harvested products long run and school supplies at the beginning of each school year.

To summarize, the integrated agro-pastoral project thus developed is a source of hope given the encouraging expected results. It is an emergency investment that targets the most vulnerable social stratum (peasants, young people, women, handicapped, orphans, widows). The flagship activities abound with several valuable assets to constitute an open agricultural pole such as the one we propose here. It appears as a solution to economic and social development, as it will showcase its immense natural resources and talents.

Thank you for your help!

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Sustainable Future

Specifically, it is to: Establish a medium intensity seedling nursery for this first phase

This includes:

  • Improving the soil quality and creating new cocoa, citrus, fruit, banana, plantain and other plantations in areas of high productivity to boost domestic production, using selected plant material resistant to diseases and insects with a better yield.
  • Ensuring the security and food self-sufficiency of households; Increase the incomes of rural producers.
  • Bringing supply closer to demand in terms of costs and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Promote semi-intensive rural and semi-urban production in accordance with permaculture principles
  • Provide food for vulnerable populations, such as orphans and precarious older people.


This 1st phase of the project consists in producing one hundred and five thousand (105,000) plants per year according to the following speculations and quantities: – Cocoa trees: 30 000 plants – Plantain bananas: 30,000 plants – Oranges: 5,000 plants – Grapefruit: 5,000 plants – Lemons: 5,000 plants – Mandarins: 5,000 plants – Avocados: 5,000 plants – Mangos: 5,000 plants – Wild Mangos: 5,000 plants – Saffoutiers: 5,000 plants – Corossoliers: 5,000 plants

To set up a nursery, it is necessary to respect the canvas of assembly of a nursery. 1- First there is the choice of the site 2- Afterwards, it is the development of the site (clearing, cleaning, etc.) 3- Construction of culture greenhouses (based on examples in photos above – from experts who will be part of project) 4- The semi of the seeds in the greenhouses 5- Development of a water harvesting and/or well 6- Acquisition of equipment (watering) and agricultural equipment 7- Acquisition of plant material (seed) After the establishment of the nursery, there is a lot of technical work, including: 1- The choice of the earth (black, sandy, etc.) 2- The filling of the sachets 3- The classification of sachets 4- The construction of the shades 5- The treatment of sachets 6- Transplantation of young plants from greenhouses to the sachets 7- The permanent maintenance (watering, fungal treatment, etc.) which is the longest step (at least 3 months) to prevent the plants being stunted

To do list:

1- Preparation of test plots, to check the good growth of the seeds

2- Delivery of seeds to potential buyers, where it will be necessary to rent vehicles for the delivery of seedlings

3- The monitoring of plantations, which can take several years

4- To envisage the purchase of a ground of an area of approximately 500 ha for the 2nd phase (to create pools of activities such as the plantations of 100 ha each, the creation of the nurseries (banana-plantain, cocoa, white pepper, citrus fruits, fruit trees and vegetables), staff training)

5- Provide for the acquisition of rolling stock, agricultural equipment, intrans, plant material and watering equipment

6- Anticipate the acquisition of offices, warehouses,

7- Provide another site of about 50 ha for breeding, fish farming, ecotourism, etc.



Campaign Updates:


August, 2018:

Thanks to the generous donations from, I am on the project site, and work is progressing well.

With the money you sent me ($ 5000), we were able to do so much! Here's a breakdown:

  • I bought a 1 hectare lot ($ 2400)
  • I paid the rent for another small lot of about 400 square meters for a duration of 2 years ($ 400)
  • I paid the workers to clear the grass on the 2 fields ($ 300)
  • I paid the cumbersome tree felling ($ 300)
  • I paid the work of cutting down trees and cleaning the site ($ 200)
  • I paid the workers for the hole ($ 400), I paid the picketing work ($ 200)
  • I bought 1500 cocoa plants ( $ 300)
  • I bought 1000 plants of plantain ($ 300)
  • I bought 1500 cuttings of macabo ($ 250)
  • I bought the fiante (waste and excrement of pork and chickens) and hired workers to load the bags ($ 200)
  • Public transit (local) and marketing have cost me so far nearly $ 500,
  • I started the procedure of registration of one of the land parcels we purchased ($ 250)

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