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Cameroon – Western High Plateau

Western High Plateau

Executive Director of ERuDEF

About the Project

The densely populated Western High Plateau has the greatest land degradation problems in all of Cameroon. Factors responsible for this include climate change, the hilly nature or topographic layout of the land, and human interference through overgrazing, destructive agricultural practices and the impact of deforestation. The inhabitants of high-density infertile, rugged mountainous areas resort to intensified land exploitation that leave little room for soil regeneration. TREES is working in this landscape to plant Forest Gardens with a conservation focus on improving soils in the region. Farmers are being trained to grow indigenous trees, nitrogen fixing trees, non-forest timber products, medicinal trees and fruit trees.

General Information

Year started:


# of farmers in project:


% of women and men participants:

54% male, 46% female

Current project phase:


Western High Plateau at a Glance

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Meet the Western High Plateau Staff

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.