Livelihood & Community

Livelihood and Community Economic Improvement Program

For the past years, MfoFou has been working towards the effective conservation and management of the biodiversity of the Bamenda Highlands, Kilum-Ijim and Mount Mbam. The landscape is considered part of Cameroon’s biodiversity ‘hot spot’, known for their exceptional species richness including; Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians.

The human population in this area is made up of over 85% farmers and hunters. This has a long term reducing effect on both the wildlife species and their habitats.

Conservation efforts by MfoFou and partners resulted to the creation of protected areas and IBAs in this landscape in order to consolidate the conservation and management of this area’s biodiversity.

The introduction of alternative livelihoods and economic development initiatives will serve as incentives to reducing human pressure on the wildlife resources and habitats.

Communities’capacity has been built on apiculture, piggery, poultry, and the promotion of sustainable oil palm mill and business.