Funded 275 Subsistence Farmers ICT Agricultural Project

Buea, Cameroon

Funded 275 Subsistence Farmers ICT Agricultural Project

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Train 275 farmers on mix-organic farming/market gardening, ICT & Climatic remedies to improve; agricultural productivity, communication, alleviate poverty/hunger & conserve environment.

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Started 2003 its training rural/urban poor subsistence farmers on intensive organic-mix farming/market gardening, ICT (Mobile phones/SMS & Computers/Internet) & climatic remedies.

Project benefactors 275 farmers (215 females/60 males average age 35) from; cell phones/computers knowledge, ICT, intensive organic mix-farming/market gardening & climatic remedies.

Benefit from agriculture/ICT education/training, improve yields, ICT/internet knowledge, easy marketing, documentation, communication, future website etc

Challenges; Lack of sustainable ICT training center, farm equipments (trucks, wheelbarrows, motor bikes) and staffs/volunteers allowances.

Donation shall create sustainable ICT training center, pay bills, allowances, buy ICT/farm equipments, accessories and advertise/market produce.

Workers 07.

Future plan creating; ICT training center, more phone booths, Cooperative Credit Union, jobs, warehouse & expand network.

Sustainability;

Now;
Sales of; Demonstration farm produce, Farmers donations, kiosks benefits, appeal letters.

Future;
ICT training center, ICT maintenance/repairs/installations, documentation/internet services, increased kiosks, algae exportation.

Achievements;
50 farmers have been trained, communication and farm yields improved.

Project Awards
2007 GK3 Conference, Malaysia. Reference; Yin Peng Leong; yinpeng123@gmail.com.

2008 Stockholm Challenge Reference; Ulla Skiden ulla.skiden@stockholmchallenge.se;

2008 Peace Child’s 4thWYC Quebec Canada, reference; africa@peacechild.org.

2009 1st in innovation in Young Professionals and Women in Science Competition Ref; Judith Francis Francis@cta.int