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Cameroon – Mount Bamboutas

Mount Bamboutas

Executive Director of ERuDEF

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:


# of farmers in project:


% of women and men participants:

47% male, 53% female

Current project phase:


Mount Bamboutas at a Glance

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Meet Mount Bamoutas’s Lead Technician

Louis Nkembi

Executive Director of ERuDEF
Louis is the Founder and President/CEO of the Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDEF and manages the relationship between TREES and ERuDEF. He is a resource management economist with over 21 years of experience in conservation, rural development and community-based project development and management. Research and field experience areas include social aspects of biodiversity conservation, agroforestry development, anthropology, agricultural development, project development, planning, monitoring and evaluation, community-based forestry management, forestry governance and environmental policy,

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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.