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Enabling Baka attain food security, improved health and sustain biodiversity


Ref: 24029
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr John Fa
Lead Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University
Host Country Institutions: Zerca y Lejos, CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research
Start Date: 2017-09-01
End Date: 2020-08-31
Funding: £301,768.00
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Status: Current
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Cameroon
Purpose: Working with Baka women in 10 villages in southeastern Cameroon, we will implement a family-based self-help model to improve agricultural production and nutrition. As conditionality we will provide medical help and incentivise the no-take of protected species, thereby delivering practical benefits to conservation and development in these marginalised rural communities. Food security and health improved in Baka settlements (around 2,000 inhabitants) in southeastern Cameroon, through the sustainable use of wildlife resources, and implementation of environmentally-friendly agricultural systems. We will focus on 10 representative villages during the project to roll out lessons learnt to the others in the region.
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Documents:
Title: 24-029 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]