POWERFUL ACTION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE KADEY (PADK)
The need for action…
The East Region in Cameroon has incredible cultural, ecological, and geogrpahic diversity. However, the primary economy is centered around logging, mining, and resource extraction. Most of the local subsistence farmers grow cocoa, tobacco, manioc, plantain, and coffee. Despite the large sums of aid money being spent every year to help local residents, the economic disparities persist and residents have seen very little of this extracted wealth.
Powerful Action For the Development of the Kadey (PADK)
Powerful Action for the Development of the Kadey (PADK) is a non-profit organization located in the Kadey department, in the East region of Cameroon. We are focused on regenerative farming, permaculture, economic development, and finding sustainable solutions to our biggest problems.
To work with the local residents, and more broadly, the farmers of Cameroon to foster a holistic agricultural approach. We provide training, research facilities, and experimental fields to promote regenerative agriculture techniques, adapt them to the local context, and serve as a model of integrated farming.
We are optimistic of a future where agriculture and sustainability can coexist by promoting influential community leaders, fostering inclusive dialogue, and amplifying the voices of agricultural experts and leaders throughout Cameroon. We host students from a broad range of institutions, all over Cameroon, in order to stimulate the exchange of knowledge, curiosity, and innovation.
Tropical Agriculture Research and Training Station (TARTS)
The backbone of PADK is the Tropical Agriculture Research and Training Station (TARTS). TARTS is the primary site where we conduct our field trials and lab research.
Our facilities & resources include:
Numerous Test Fields
1 ha. each of Cocoa & Coffee
Pasture Improvement Plots
Vanilla Production Facilities
Media Lab & Culture
Well stocked chemical inventory
Growing Technical Library
Office & Conference Space
Dormitories & Ammenities
Promoting regenerative farming practices to increase the yields of current cash crops
Growing foods with the strongest biodiversity and disease prevention properties to improve community health.
Use our facilities for demonstrations and workshops to diseminate our findings.
Conducting research to build student capacity & contextualize regenerative principals.
Though our focus remains on regenerative agriculture, we complete projects that benefit all aspects of the community. Like any healthy ecosystem, all domains are interdependent and interwoven with eachother. In addition to our research and agricultural projects, we have completed dozens of projects with women groups, primary schools, small businesses, water and sanitation projects, and many other sectors.
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