Cameroon – Mount Bamboutas

Mimi Prudence

Lead Technician - Mt. Bamboutas, Nlonako, Western High Plateau

About the Project

The mountains in Mount Bamboutas have been 90% stripped of trees. Water quality is a huge concern, so protecting water catchment areas is the primary focus in this project. Trees for the Future is working at the base of the mountain to develop Forest Gardens with farmers that act as green buffers around the water catchment areas. Farmers are being trained to grow indigenous trees, non-forest timber products, medicinal trees, fruit and spice trees that were previously harvested from the forest. This initiative aims to reduce the pressure on the mountain by training farmers to grow products to eat and sell.

General Information

Year started:

2019

# of farmers in project:

113

% of women and men participants:

47% male, 53% female

Current project phase:

Mobilization

Mount Bamboutas at a Glance

Total trees to be planted:


452,000

Total people helped:


791

Number of acres to be restored:


204

Meet Mount Bamoutas’s Lead Technician

Mimi Prudence

Lead Technician - Mt. Bamboutas, Nlonako, Western High Plateau
Prudence holds two bachelor degrees in Geography from the University of Buea Cameroon. She is the current coordinator of West and Littoral Region Agroforestry Program at TREES' implementing partner organization Environment and Rural Development Foundation, ERuDeF. Prudence has extensive knowledge and 6 years of working experience in agroforestry practices and agriculture.

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Your donation has a direct impact on the earth and lives of the people who need it most. By helping us plant trees, you give families the ability to transition from unsustainable farming techniques to a Forest Garden system. Your donation not only sustains and empowers them, but also changes their lives forever.

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